This site was specifically built as a product showcase and that product is Mitsubishi Strada Triton. The client was PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB), it is the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicle in Indonesia from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) dan Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC).
They asked me to built a cool looking site which can really emphasize all the good aspect of this Strada Triton car. I built it manually with PHP without any CMS or framework. Since this site was not meant to be updated regularly, it doesn’t need any CMS backend admin to manage content. With that in mind, I have the freedom to arrange any content anyway I like in a beatiful design. I manually wove the design alongside with its content, page by page.
At that time, HTML5 and CSS3 weren’t really ready yet for an actual website. The browser support was still limited. So I tweaked all those design elements manually with many images. Something that could easily be achieved nowadays with just a couple lines of codes of CSS/JS. This condition also became a performance challenge. I had to minimize the number of images being used, so that we don’t need to use too much HTTP request which obviously hinders website performance.