Project Highlights :
Shawn Black came to us after he heard about the benefits of using WordPress as a website platform. He was especially interested in the searchability of these content management sites as well as the ease with which he could learn to maintain the site and have it be an active conversation with his clients. He had already started with some other designers but after meeting with us he completely changed directions.
New Tricks Services:
- Design: New Tricks redid the Mirar Salon Log colors to go with the new site. Shawn had some beautiful professional photos of one of his clients that inspired up to choose to use one for his site’s background image . TO keep the development costs down we chose to modify an existing WordPress Theme than to start from ground zero. We chose to modify a premium theme called Cafe Press by Press 75. If you look at the theme and the finished site you would never guess that it was built using Cafe Press as its start. We customized it by removing the side bar feature boxes and adding extra footer boxes to accommodate space for four stylists. We wanted it to be feminine and yet not too much and feel that the colors reflect the yin and yang very well.
- Website creation: Shawn had a URL but we transfered his original hosting to Blue Host who does a great job keeping up to date with everything needed for our WordPress sites. We then installed WordPress and a My SQL database on his hosted site. The new site features:
- A static, non-blog home page. We then made pages for each stlysits with links form their photos on the home page. Their pages have individualized, person sidebar with their own links and information. They each are able to blog and their blogs are avaiable from their personal pages. We. then included pages about Services, Contact and Directions.
- Plugins were installed and configured for Statistics, Spam Prevention, and SEO
- Social Media sites such as Facebook and Twitter were tied into and links appear on the sidebar.
- Training: Provided one-on-one training customized for client’s unique site.