|Language:||PHP w/ Smarty|
Sweet Date is a very straight-forward dating service web site. People sign up, browse and find people that interest them, and they can either send them an instant message or they can send them a message using the site's built-in mailing system.
As far as the look goes, I chose blue because I think it looks great and because I thought I'd try adhering to some standards for emotional targetting this time (e.g. Color Wheel Pro / Blue). Additionally, I'm taking my time with the feel of the site as I don't want it to have a "thrown-together" appearance. Instead, I want people to know intuitively how to use the web site and where to go if they need help.
The reason I'm able to pay attention to these elements is because I'm using Smarty Templating Engine again, which makes development go a lot faster. Now I can focus on jQuery and Photoshop.
While I'm very aware that dating web sites are a dime-a-dozen these days, I've always wanted to build one for several reasons:
- Ads pay reasonably well
- The structure is reasonably simple
- I need more large-scale web sites on my resume
Although at the moment, the web site is currently being built, the basic frame is in place with the look & feel largely intact. Once registration is open, feel free to open an account but the site will be largely in beta until I feel it is relatively complete.