This year didn't really start for me before the completion of my current domain project. Having started the initial research back in December 2014, the only thing I knew for sure was that it had to be of the responsive design school. And this is in advance of finding out that Google officially made this aspect part of their rankings algorithmics. It's fair to say that I wasn't ready for the fact that I was going to have to devote seven months to rewriting a content management system from deprecated MySQL to the current PHP Data Objects version and still have the script function in an identical fashion. This was the process that almost yanked my brain outta my head. The fact that I wanted it so bad was connected to the professional pride of the association with this task being my "trial by fire". This is one of the unofficial benchmarks of being a web developer, and I chose a little bit easier route by working with a pre-built code eco-system which had (most of) the things I needed to make the website a functional proposition.
What I started with, and what you see below are two wildly-divergent points that found resolution like so;
I haven't felt this good about a project in a long time. The only thing I'm thinking now is trying to subsume the shopping cart INTO the cms itself. I'm leaning towards one particular solution (SCMS), but anything I use still needs to have that responsivity which'll keep my site serps in mad currency (lol!).