Maranatha is one of those projects that took on a life of its own, in a good way. The project was expanded multiple times during development to add even more functionality - we were initially tasked with design only and no build. The new site now integrates with internal systems, has a custom API, and a very powerful Google Maps integration.
The team at Maranatha has been unbelievably fun to work with, bringing new ideas to the table, hearing our thoughts, understanding the value of good work, and partnering with us to develop new and exciting ways to display large amounts of information.
The biggest take away we earned was that up-front specs are more important than ever when dealing with massive organizations like Maranatha. They understood that their project was changing, and because of the rappart we were able to establish, we made sure they walked away with a project that was exactly right, as opposed to under-budget.
Maranatha also showed us what we can do when we put our heads together and dig in. At times the project took over Three29. Multiple designers and developers all cranking away on graphics and code; seamlessly passing materials between our staff and Maranatha’s. Projects like Maranatha show us what Three29 can be when pushed to our limits. And what are we when pushed? We are absolutely incredible!