Lucas Collard is a eSports games Caster and Broadcaster who already had a presence in social media but did not have a portfolio to easily present to prospective clients.
This made it difficult for him to be able to present himself without having to find evidence of his material every time his work was being addressed.
A website with links to his previous work and current social media was the best solution for his problem which has not only increased his public exposure online but given him an easy resource to provide to clients for the present future.
Lucas originally wanted a portfolio website with information about his career of which he could have updated as each season goes by. Fortunately, his branding is already established and did not need any modification for use on the new website.
The main objective of this project was to create a website to represent the TenshiTV online identity as a career.
After consultation with Lucas, it was determined that the website would be minimalistic and give a brief portfolio of which would slowly accumulate information as each season progresses. The website also needs to be done within a short timescale.
The only content already available was some imagery and a video trailer. This meant that a fair amount of content writing to assist with filling the website being made.
The design requirements of the website were pretty simple considering the main factors provided were for it to be clean and follow the colour scheme of the branding already available.
The design closely reflected as such whilst using as much imagery as possible to best represent the underlying written content.
The website requires that the content can be changed and extended with little professional knowledge of web development. This being said, it was best to use a common WordPress content management system to simplify website creation and management.
With the choice of platform decided; we chose Dreamhost as the hosting platform based on cost and performance for a small website which included free cost of a new domain.
One other factor which was added for implementation was the use of a paid theme from Themeforest with the Elementor page builder to cut labour time and allow the client to make changes to the content on their own.
Since the website has been published, there has been some noticeable improvement in the online presence for TenshiTV which includes some outside interest and inquiries.
The website cost a total of £300~ (excluding annual hosting). This included 9 hours of mixed web development and content writing and the cost of the theme which severely cut development times.
There has been little to no need to keep the website updated however minimal development time has been required to update the website whenever a new eSports season has passed.
The only maintenance to really take note has been to ensure that the client renews their domain every year.