Go-Live Date: Oct 29, 2007 (Approximate)
Shipwire is a shipping service that allows merchants to store inventory in Shipwire's warehouses then use them for shipping with online shopping cart solutions.
Front End Description
I was given mockups to use as a reference as well as nearly completed CSS/XHTML from another designer and from that, I created the WordPress theme.
Back End Description
This site is built partially with custom code and partially with WordPress. I was responsible for the WordPress part of the site. I also programmed the AJAX accordion seen on some of the pages as well as the news ticker on the home page. This site relies heavily on categories and on category logic and really pushed WordPress to a new level for customizations. I did my best to make as of the content editable by the WordPress Admin as well so sidebar widgets, category descriptions, blogroll, and etc were all utilized throughout the site.
Lessons Learned/Random Thoughts
At first I was not sure if this was a good fit for WordPress, but I am glad they stuck with it – it turned out great! (The WordPress pages have a /c/ in the URL in case you were wondering.)