This project was to develop an HTML email and a custom built RSVP system to log responses from email recipients and other users interested in the event.
My role in this project was to develop an HTML email from the creative provided by the client and ensuring cross client compatibility and consistency (tested across 34+ email clients and browsers). The email was also developed to utilize Mailchimp’s “merge tags” to utilize the email contacts information from Mailchimp’s system populating the email to provide additional functionality in conjunction with the new custom RSVP system: prepopulating the RSVP system form fields with the email contact’s information, making the RSVP system more streamlined, very easy to use, and very user-friendly.
The other portion of this project was the front-end development, back-end programming, database integration, and hosting implementation for the new RSVP system. The workflow for the new RSVP system functioned as such: the email recipient clicked upon the RSVP button provided in the email; the user would be directed to the RSVP system landing page where all the users information was already prepopulated for them; the user then selected “yes” or “no” as to whether or not they would attend and if they had any dietary restrictions; and the user received either a “we look forward to seeing you there” message and a button to download and add the event to their calendar or they received a “sorry you cannot attend” message with contact information if they had any questions or needed further assistance. The system then logged the information in the system database and sent a notification email to the administrator of the event.
In addition, for easy access and management, I also developed and programmed an exporting feature that the client could use to export all of the RSVP system responses to an Excel spreadsheet whenever needed.
The technologies used were HTML, CSS, Jquery, PHP, MySQL, PHPMyAdmin, Unix, Litmus, MailChimp, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop.