TnT Ministries approached Hand Coded Studio to build a ticketing website to sell tickets for international training events. The new website needed to be responsive, fit with the current branding and allow tickets to be sold in multiple currencies.
After an initial "kick-off" meeting and sketched wireframes, Hand Coded set about designing some flat, detailed mockups for the client to review. We matched the colour scheme to the recent rebrand, including a new logo and primary colour.
Hand Coded Studio built a custom MySQL database and deployed a bespoke content management system for editing events. We also integrated Stripe Checkout as the payment gateway. Using Stripe avoids the overhead of maintaining PCI-DSS compliance, however the charity have wisely opted to deploy an SSL certificate for added security.
To improve the initial page load time, the event listings are loaded via AJAX and served using the VueJS framework.
Maps have been added to event pages using LeafletJS and MapBox vector tiles. Vector maps reduce the map load time and improve speed when panning or zooming the map tiles.
After a thorough testing process on a development sub-domain, the website was launched in December 2017. The website has successfully improved the brand image, helped search engine visibility, reduced administration time and cross promoted the sister website "Mustard Seeds".