Craig got in touch with me after Jade completed graphics for his Electrical Services company, as he wanted a custom theme building for a WordPress based website, based on her designs.
WordPress makes a great CMS for businesses, giving them complete control over the content of their site, while being easy to use. The blog aspect of WordPress is optional; this site, for example, did not need to include a blog.
I installed a Testimonials plugin for Craig to easily manage client testimonials, and set up a contact form as part of the site. For the phone numbers in the header, I built in an editable widget area so that they can change these easily themselves should their numbers change. The footer includes three widget areas that are all editable also.
Rachel had a theme design done by Jade and hired me to create a custom theme using Jade’s graphics.
I used Webfonts and CSS effects to get the first word of each widget title a different style to the rest of the title – without having to use images for the titles. This gives Rachel the freedom to use whatever widget title she wants, and add more in future, without having to have new images made.
As Rachel is keen to share more photography via projects like Project 365, I used the image post format to give her two styles on her home page. Non image posts show a small thumbnail (using either the featured image, or the first image from a post), and image posts use a large, full width, image, with the excerpt underneath.
I installed the theme & configured everything, including installing an Instagram slider widget to showcase Rachel’s mobile photography.
Jade designed Chelsea a new blog for her relaunched blog, “The Hazel Key”, and I turned her design into a custom WordPress theme, and installed it.
I love the colour scheme and fonts that Jade came up with for this site, I think it works really well.
There were a few layout tweaks from the original design, and a few challenging bits I haven’t had to do before, including learning how to use CSS3 image borders, and incorporating an image background into the WP post navigation.
Of course, the site is full mobile responsive, and SEO friendly.
Graphics by Jade Alana Marshall Design.
Jess got in touch with me after Jade designed her business graphics, and I worked with her to create a simple & clean custom child theme for her new site. I used the colour scheme provided by Jade and tied in the fonts also.
Babywearers Sling Library
Jess needed to be able to host the Worthing Babywearing Sling Library as part of her website, and so I helped her to set up a page which displays a photo gallery of the available slings, along with a form for enquiries. I installed & configured form with a drop down menu for the sling selection.
Graphics by Jade Alana Design, with additional design work by myself. Ruth wanted to have “boxes” with featured images and post excerpts on her home page, so we opted for a pinterest style layout.
Jade’s original design called for the menu to sit either side of the blog logo. I made this responsive so that the menu drops below the logo on smaller devices and windows, rather than have text overlapping, or an unreliable image map that would have been hard to read on smaller screens.
Rock n Roller Diary
Graphics by Jade Alana Marshall Design.
Emma got in touch after Jade designed new graphics for her WordPress site, but she wasn’t sure how to implement them. I created a custom theme based on Jade’s designs, which is fully responsive. Emma chose to use featured images & excerpts on her home page.
The Cheshire Wife
Graphics by Jade Alana Marshall Design. Monsters Fun House was a really enjoyable project to work on, full of bright colours and adorable monsters. We used a pinterest style layout, using featured images and post excerpts, and a featured posts slider so that Nicola could highlight her most important posts.
The colour scheme for this site is unusual in that it uses seven bright colours which alternate throughout the site. I installed & configured various plugins to provide the functionality Nicola required.
Monsters Fun House