Chicago Sports Talk

Go-Live Date: Mar 24, 2008 (Approximate)

Project Overview

Chicago Sports Talk covers all Chicago sports teams.

Front End Description

The client approached me wanting a grey and red three column design and I put the rest together. This site is going to be loaded with image posts so the themes for bbPress and WordPress needed to be minimal and non-distracting to the content. The client also wanted something that would be easily customized per blog in the future so I put together a theme that would be easy to modify in the future to only require a few changes for a new color scheme. The theme for the WordPress Mu site and the bbPress site use the same basic CSS so global updates are also easy and quick.

Back End Description

This project uses bbPress for the forums and then is integrated with WordPress Mu for a single sign on solution. There are plugins used in both bbPress and WordPress Mu to tie the two sites together as well as to aggregate content between sites.

Lessons Learned/Random Thoughts

We are based in Chicago and love Chicago sports and we look forward to following the news and stories that come out of this site!