What was used:

  • GoDaddy hosting, dns registration, website builder, custom html

Background:

AMackenzieRoofing is a local roofing company in Victoria BC, Owned and operated by Aaron Mackenzie. Any kind of presence is almost a necessity. No matter how small of an imprint, extra resources are at your finger tips.

amackenzieroofing logo

Goal:

I was tasked with finding a low cost solution for a website. The requirements for the site would include but not limited to a contact form / information, company information, social links, Better Business Bureau link and policy.

Contact page sample

Decision:

I had basic knowledge of web development / design when I started this task. It was actually my first publicly available website to implement. To make things go smoother and give myself more confidence, I decided to research a few of the hosting platforms available. I found that GoDaddy had a solid foundation from which I could work from.

Gallery page sample

Implementation:

GoDaddy has a website builder walks through each stage of development which allowed my mind to be at ease. The majority of challenging design work was heavily abstracted. This allowed me to build a site with confidence even though I was lacking the low level knowledge to develop from scratch. With a few clicks the site was live and ready to go. My job was done!

About page sample

Looking Back:

Now that I have completed my Information and Computer Systems Technology diploma and employed in the technology industry, a full featured hosting platform like this is not my first choice. If I'm tasked with revising the website I will develop fresh, modern, responsive site from scratch.

Final Thoughts:

Although, the use of these services is very user friendly and quick to start up. It abstracts the fine tuning abilities a developer has control over. One major drawback is that pages can quickly become cluttered with information due to drag and drop / auto arranging elements. Overall it was a great experience and learning new technologies is always a great time.