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.
When the West Seattle Junction needed an update for their Summerfest site, they turned again to Horsepower Design. Horsepower came up with a solution that took the theme they created from the main site, http://wsjunction.org/, and re-skinned it to feature a new, colorful brand for the Summerfest.
Kool Kat Web Designs then turned it into a responsive, custom WordPress theme that WSJ can update as needed, adding new music, food or shopping information.
Washington Wine Industry Foundation, designed by Gravity, 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 The new website replaces an outdated static site with a responsive layout that looks great on multiple device types and screen sizes.
Finovate, designed by Horsepower Design, is a custom WordPress theme. It features conferences demonstrating cutting-edge banking and financial technology.
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 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, 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, 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, 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Cornforth Images, designed by Horsepower Design, is a custom WordPress theme featuring a WooCommerce shopping cart that was tailored to meet the photographer’s needs. The jQuery Isotope plugin is used to display the shop’s categories.
Spectacular nature and wildlife photography prints, stock images for licensing, and photography tours by award winning photographer Jon Cornforth. Prints are available for purchase and licensing on the site.