House plan portfolios on the web

By Tony Legrone, April 15, 2008 | In Home Design |

Being the technology person (nerd) at Frusterio. I don’t get to interact with clients, or potential clients, very often. We are always trying to innovate our house plan portfolio at Frusteio.com. Now I have the opportunity to get some broad consumer feedback on the site.

Let me start by listing out some of our current features:

  • Easy search tool
    We’ve seen so many house plan sites that display huge, intimidating search tools like the one shown above. We decided to keep ours as simple and quick as possible. In the event that you do want to get down to the nitty gritty. We’re (that is, I am) working on an advanced tool for the public that should be ready fairly soon.
  • Tabbed floor plan layout
    We saw that most sites stack their floor plans, and specifications, all the way down the page. Forcing you to scroll down to see each piece on information. We’ve placed our renderings and floor plans in tabs and put the plan specs side by side with the floor plans. Unless you have a real small screen. You shouldn’t have to scroll too much.
  • Advanced floor plan tools
    Some of our plans are real big and the dimensions and room names get shrunk down a little too small the read. If you click on the floor plan itself or the view larger icon. You get a new window with a high-res pdf that you can zoom in on and see all the detail you can handle.
    The next feature is the ability to flip the plan. Click the flip icon and you get a mirror image of the tab you’re currently looking at. If you switch tabs it will go back to it’s original state.

The last innovation I want to talk about is our blog. We want to provide you with as much information as possible to help you in designing your home. Our blog is the best tool to use for that purpose. Our thanks to HubSpot for their internet marketing expertise and for providing us with this software.

What would you like to see added to, or even taken away from, our website in the future? We can sit and come up with as many ideas as we can. But you’re the ones that have to use them.

Thanks for your feedback!

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