Responsive

Chaffey Building Group

Chaffey Building Group

Chaffey Building Group had a slow website that did not fully present the builder’s experience and capabilities.

Chaffey Building Group Old Site

Andrea Herrick of Herrick Design provided the graphic design for a customized look and feel.  Once the design mockups were available, I created a custom theme and plugins to handle to unique features.

The client needed an easy way to handle properties whether they were still in the process of being built, available for sale or already sold.  They did not like having to use a page builder and doing the layout themselves as was the case with their old site. To accommodate this, I built a custom post type for properties. The post type includes two (2) taxonomies; one for property status (coming soon, available and sold) and another for location.  Within each custom post, I set up ACF PRO to provide the  property details. The client only has to fill in the information while the theme and plugin handle the formatting.

Chaffey Building Group New Site

 

 

 

Cornforth Images Website

Cornforth Images

Cornforth Images was originally launched in 2012.  It was a custom WordPress theme featuring a WooCommerce shopping cart that was tailored to meet the photographer’s needs. The jQuery Isotope plugin was used to display the shop’s categories.Horsepower Design created graphic design for the site.

The site’s unique layout emphasizing the photos was feature in the WooCommerce Blog.

Cornforth Images Category Layout

Cornforth Images Category Layout

 

However, as time went on, some of the cart customizations began to cause issues during updates. Plus, the site layout was not responsive so it was difficult to use on a mobile device.

Moving forward, we wanted to keep some of the unique features of the site such as the category layout and the ability to view the main image as it might look in a home, hotel, office or restaurant.

RK&A Website

RK&A

The RK&A website represents a rebranding of the original randikorn.com website. The old site had a dated look and feel and was not mobile friendly.
randikorn.com home page

Andrea Herrick of Herrick Design selected the Infinite theme as a starting point for the new site development. She then provided the graphic design for a customized look and feel using the theme as a base. Andrea also created a new logo as part of the rebranding effort. Once the design mock-ups were available, I created a child theme to handle to custom features.

After we started planning for the site we got a surprise from the client. While we knew that the site was based on custom PHP with a database for a back-end, we were surprised to learn the the client area of the site was maintained via phpmyadmin. This meant that RK&A went into phpmyadmin to manage their list of clients. Custom code pulled items from the database and presented it on the website. So, we had to plan how we would integrate clients into the new website.

randikorn.com client list page

Client List Page

randikorn.com client detail page

Client Detail Page

At first, I thought of just pulling in the data from an exported CSV file but that proved quite messy as it was full of HTML code and would be a difficult fit with the theme. And I really wanted to create a solution that fit in with the Infinite theme structure.

The infinite theme incorporates a page builder to aid with layout. It also has two plugins to handle custom post types for portfolios and personnel. In keeping with this concept, I built a client custom post and added the appropriate page builder layout. The new custom post also includes a taxonomy so we can pull the clients into the correct pages.

RK&A Client Add/Edit Area

RK&A Client Add/Edit Area

You can see the clients pages and front-end implementation at https://rka-learnwithus.com/clients/.

Along with the the re-branding and custom client area, we also migrated a WordPress.com blog and integrated it with the rest of the site.

Flatbike

FlatBike is a custom WordPress theme using WooCommerce as the website storefront. This responsive theme allows site visitors purchase bikes on phones, tablets and computers. The full-size performance bicycles available on the site collapse easily into a car trunk.

The graphic design for this site is by  Horsepower Design.

Site Strategy

The Flatbike site was launched in 2015 with a unique, single page design for the home page and products. Clicking the small thumbnails dynamically loaded the individual product details.
Flatbike Single Page Website Layout

While the single page design was unique, as the site grew and more products were added, it became a bit cumbersome to navigate through the thumbnails. Sometimes customers became confused by this style of navigation which is way less than ideal if you are trying to sell something! Plus, the site owner wanted to focus more on the problems that a CHANGE bike could solve for the consumer. At this point a site redesign was in order.

Flatbike Website Home

Flatbike Website Home Page

Flatbike Website Product Page

Flatbike Website Product Page

The redesigned site has the added advantage of being more SEO friendly with the separate product URLs. The updates also include more videos so customers can see the bikes in action and the ability to gain from other customer’s experience via integration with http://www.shopperapproved.com/.

 

Society of Professional Journalists - Western Washington Chapter

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS

The Society of Professional Journalists – Western Washington Chapter (SPJWASH) had an old WordPress site in need of an update. The site was not responsive or mobile friendly. To keep within budget, we decided to use the Bridge theme and build a child theme from it.   The new site meets new WordPress standards as it runs under https.

The Society of Professional Journalists has been dedicated to encouraging a climate in which journalism can be practiced more freely and fully, stimulating high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism and perpetuating a free press.

Fitness Mule

Fitness Mule

Fitness Mule is a custom WordPress theme using WooCommerce as the website storefront. This responsive theme allows site visitors purchase this unique product to help simplify workouts.  The graphic design for this site is by Horsepower Design,

Let Fitness Mule carry the weight of your workout for you!

Washington Wine Industry Foundation

Washington Wine Industry Foundation

Washington Wine Industry Foundation is a custom WordPress theme featuring the foundation’s work and scholarship opportunities.  The new website replaces an outdated static site with a responsive layout that looks great on multiple device types and screen sizes.  Graphic design for this site is by Gravity,

finovate

Finovate

Finovate is a custom WordPress theme. It features conferences demonstrating cutting-edge banking and financial technology.  Horsepower Design provided the graphic design for this website.

The site makes use of the WordPress Theme Customization API to give each conference a unique brand while enable the site owner to update the look and feel without a web designer or developer.

 

 

Quest Coffee Company

Quest Coffee Company

Quest Coffee Company had  slow performing website that did not look good on tablets or phones. Matt Quest, one of the company owners, came up with a fresh, new design that reflects the company’s brand. Kool Kat Web Designs turned Matt’s vision into a responsive website where customers can buy their distinctive coffee.

Quest Coffee Company offers an engaging coffee experience via direct trade and profit sharing with coffee farmers of small sustainable estates.

Pillar Product Design

Pillar Product Design, designed by Horsepower Design, is a custom WordPress theme. This responsive theme allows site visitors a view of the information on phones, tablets and computers. A unique home page showcases the vast portfolio of Pillar’s product designs by presenting a different product each time the page is viewed.

Pillar Product Design offers a full suite of product development services combined with personal guidance and support.

West Seattle Junction

West Seattle Junction, designed by Horsepower Design, is a custom WordPress theme. This responsive theme allows site visitors a view of the information on phones, tablets and computers. Icons are retina-enabled to look sharp on high resolution devices.

The West Seattle Junction serves as a neighborhood business directory, providing information and location of eateries, shopping and services

Ivy Law Group

Ivy Law Group

Ivy Law Group, PLLC had an old website that was not mobile friendly. In addition, the site lacked a content management system (CMS) that would allow Ivy Law Group to manage blog posts and other updates.  By using the Underscores starter WordPress theme along with Bootstrap for resposniveness,  Ivy Law Group got the needed CMS along with an updated look and feel. The colors and logo from the original site were kept.

The Tiny City

The Tiny City consists of a main site that leads to an 5 sub-sites showcasing photos and information about the featured miniature city. Photos may be purchased on the shop page.

The concept behind The Tiny City is to create and find good homes for images of an imagined miniature city. The Tiny City displays, sells and ships framed and unframed photos of the city.

Each Tiny City site is part of The Tiny City circle of websites.

Boston DBT Groups

Boston DBT Groups

Renee Hoekstra, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in Massachusetts. She wanted to highlight her growing practice but had an outdated website that she felt was not sufficiently professional.

Renee started the redesign process with a new logo. Kool Kat Web Designs then developed a new site incorporating the look and feel of the logo along with a new color scheme. The new site is mobile friendly as well as providing a professional image.

Martinka Consulting

Martinka Consulting

John Martinka’s website was designed and developed several years ago to promote his consulting business. While the site served him well for during this period, it was time for an update to a mobile responsive site. Most of the design elements were kept but the layout modified to allow the site to be easily viewed on phones as tablets as well as computers. To accomplish this, the theme was rebuilt using Underscores as a starter theme. Bootstrap provides the foundation for the responsive layout.

In addition to the layout changes, small icons were replaced with icon fonts and an old social media plugin was replaced a responsive one. Two testimonials display randomly on the home page and are animated with CSS.

Dental Professionals - Responsive View

Dental Professionals

Dental Professionals had several goals in mind in seeking to revamp their website. The company wanted dental offices to be able to submit jobs and potential employees to register with Dental Professionals and apply for those jobs. Of course, Dental Professionals wanted to be able to edit and approve the jobs that would appear on their site.

Kool Kat Web Designs selected the WP Job Manager plugin to manage the posting of jobs. The plugin is light weight and easy to customize. We were able to change to layout, add custom fields and create links to forms where potential employees could apply for jobs.

Dental Professionals also wanted a simple layout that would work on phones and tablets as well as desktops and laptops. To this end, we chose to build a child theme based on the Responsive Theme from CyberChimps. Kool Kat Web Designs incorporated a custom logo and designed the child theme to have a more modern look than the original responsive theme.

Hall Spassov Gallery

Hall Spassov Gallery

The Hall Spassov Gallery had a custom theme designed by Horsepower Design a few years ago. Although the site was aesthetically pleasing, it was not mobile responsive. The lack of mobile responsiveness prompted the gallery owners to seek an update.

In updating the site, the same look and feel was kept. Only the layout changed to allow the site to be better viewed on a variety of screen sizes. To accomplish this, the theme was rebuilt using Underscores as a starter theme. Bootstrap provides the foundation for the responsive layout.

Cowen Partners

Cowen Partners

Cowen Partners needed a new website for their national executive search and consulting business. They selected the Dynamic wordpress theme because it emphasized finance and consulting. To accommodate Cowen Partner’s branding, a child theme was built with a custom styles and a few custom templates.

Cowen Partners is a results driven and Client focused recruiting company, offering an industry leading 365 day replacement guarantee.