Cocktail Site UX


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The Problem

A cocktail enthusiast friend had an idea for a cocktail site — a “virtual cocktail library”, but they were frustrated when trying to translate it to a WordPress site they’d built. (I should mention, this was before food blogs and recipe-centric themes had come into vogue). They brought me this ┬áchart for inspiration.

VCL-grid

 

The Solution

In order to build the site, the taxonomy would have to be use the pre-existing WordPress tags and categories, which I was familiar with. I simplified the grid to show the client how the categories worked, and we talked about how the grid could then generate recipe suggestions.

homepage_wireframe

 

The Result

Unfortunately, the client found another job, and the project never got much further than that — one of my greatest regrets! I include it here in the hopes that someone else will want to implement it.