Convito Italiano is a upscale market and restaurant on the North Shore of Chicago.
Convito's previous website was produced by a print designer using a tool that converted everything to graphics. The result was an inconsistent site that was difficult to update and did not perform well in search engines.
Convito wanted an updated design and to add basic e-commerce to take advantage of the upcoming surge in online shopping during the holiday season.
Convito liked elements of the previous design so I worked to keep the feel of the old site with a more modern design. Continuity was also important because the newly designed Gift Section was added to the old site initially. After Convito's holiday rush, I worked with them to update the remainder of the website.
For e-commerce, Convito did not want a full shopping cart with real time card processing. I customized a powerful form script to enable secure orders to be placed online. Convito then processes orders once a day.