Most people, when they think of WordPress, assume it’s for hobbyists and bloggers, and the the design will look like a template. The Crossing proves this assumption wrong. The website isn’t a blog in the usual sense, but a great example of how WordPress can be used for pure content management with a unique style of its own.
For this project, my friends at PlainJoe Studios created the site design and architecture, with complete Photoshop mockups. Based on their design, I built a custom WordPress child theme using the StudioPress Genesis framework. The final product includes some great features, including a widgetized homepage, a dynamic video gallery fed via Vimeo, and slick access to the site map via the Quick Links in the header (give it a try!).
Best of all, the client can easily manage their own website content. And that is something to give praise for.
WordPress — it’s not just for blogging.
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Scott Bolinger says
Looks good 😉
Jeff Hester says
Thanks, Scott! The design credit goes to my good friends at Plain Joe. Their designs are definitely unique and fresh.