Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Background

T2themes is a theme and template shop that specializes in creating website built on the Ghost CMS blogging platform.

The Challenge

To create a light-weight, feature-focused documentation site that runs on the Ghost Theme platform.

Deliverables

UX research presentation
Sketch mockups
Invision Prototype

User Research

We had discovered that there were not many low touch offerings for documentation sites that did not require a large amount of time to setup and create. We wanted to piggy-back off of Ghost because of it's agility and free open-source setup. So we setup to define the skeleton of a good, simple documentation knowledgebase site.

Problems and Goals:

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Documentation sites take too long to setup.
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Simple doc sites cost too much
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We want to steer clear of the bloated CMS (ie WordPress, Squarespace)

Solution

Need to leverage a popular, yet underutitlized platform
Market to Ghost community

Sketches

We did some exploration on existing templates and best selling themes and alternative solutions.

Quantitative research findings

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Results and Insights: We found that there is very little in the way of one-click setup that has ONLY what's needed for documentation and nothing else

Wireframes

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Branding & Visual Standards

Using a classic, left sidebar navigation layout, we designed a compact, minimal site that allows you to load the theme into Ghost and immediately start populating it with your documentation and knowledge based content.

Mockup

Using a classic, left sidebar navigation layout, we designed a compact, minimal site that allows you to load the theme into Ghost and immediately start populating it with your documentation and knowledge based content.

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Prototype

I created an interactive prototype for each iteration, which we testing with our participants and customers to gain feedback and insight