A project with a plan
Data Driven Design recommended a number of changes including the migration of the site to a new host, redesign of the UI and update to Magento 2 from Magento 1. Due to the local and global nature of Landa's sales, all of this needed to take place without any downtime that would prevent them from receiving orders through their website.
We created a development workflow to support the goal of keeping the transaction history from the Magento 1 site that was still running during development, ensuring that their existing site would be unaffected by the major changes that needed to take place. The new site was deployed onto a new hosting environment and a script put in place to automatically sync the production Magento 1 site's database to the new Magento 2 site's database nightly, ensuring that they two systems mirrored each other in their underlying data.
The user interface was completely re-designed to be fully responsive and mobile first. We built the new website by adding custom styles and functionality on top of Magento's base template. At launch time the two systems were kept in sync in real-time while the domain was cut over to the new site, completing the project with no downtime experienced for customers.