Go-Live Date: Oct 16, 2007 (Approximate)
Outside the Lines Designs showcases as well as features an upload form for customers to upload their children's drawings and then turning those into custom made clothing and quilts.
Front End Description
The site owner wanted something bright, simple, and easy to use. The colors were chosen by the site owner and I used one of the existing pieces of artwork and created the entire header from it which pulled the whole site together.
Back End Description
This site is built using WordPress. The main sections are all WordPress pages with the exception of the “Gallery of Work” which uses WordPress’s blogging capabilities. The site owner wanted something easy to maintain after coming from a static site, so now when she creates a new piece, she can simply create a blog post with 2 images uploads and it will be available for everyone to see. The forms are done using a WordPress plugin so if she needs to change or add any fields, she can do that without any technical expertise.
Lessons Learned/Random Thoughts
It is always a pleasure creating dynamic web sites for people who do not think they can fully manage their own site without knowing HTML – and it makes me very happy to put the control in her hands. I also cannot wait until my son can draw – I will definitely get a shirt made!