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The Road to Season 6

1st Aerials

The Road to Season 6

A online calculator documenting the length of the iconic series

The Brief

1st Aerials are a small TV installations company based in the heart of Berkshire, specialising in the installation of Sky and digital television services in the area. Although the site was intially briefed as much more extensive site containing information of similar series such as 'Breaking Bad' and 'Better Call Saul' amongst others, my client felt that this was considerably too large for their site to handle. Therefore the brief was readjusted to connect with the release of Season 5 of HBO's hit series 'Game of Thrones'.

The Strategy

Although the final site looks relatively simple, this was a challenging but incredibly fun project, in which a great deal of logical thinking was required. The length of each episode needed to be researched and stored as data for the site. The code had to both calculate the total time according to user input, but at the same time, display the amount of time left that the user had to watch. This information also needed to easily translatable into years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds! As a result, the site gained considerable attention on social media, giving the client the needed promotional boost the initial brief required. So successful in fact, that the site was later updated to cover the following season when it was announced, making it a very useful tool for new fans and existing fans alike.

The Game of Thrones calculator needed to be as simple as possible to use in order to make it super easy to calculate the exact time needed to watch each season. Working with a SEO Consultant, we managed to whittle down the calculation to the season number and the episode number to begin.

The Game of Thrones calculator needed to be as simple as possible to use in order to make it super easy to calculate the exact time needed to watch each season. Working with a SEO Consultant, we managed to whittle down the calculation to the season number and the episode number to begin.

On the back end, the site would then add up all the watched seasons and episodes and then the remaining seasons and episodes and calculate the final results in days, hours and minutes.

On the back end, the site would then add up all the watched seasons and episodes and then the remaining seasons and episodes and calculate the final results in days, hours and minutes.

The site also provided a breakdown of each episode broken down organised into their corresponding seasons. Clicking on an individual season showed each episode, then directing the user to IMDB for further information.

The site also provided a breakdown of each episode broken down organised into their corresponding seasons. Clicking on an individual season showed each episode, then directing the user to IMDB for further information.