Monday, December 15, 2014

Screenshots - UCLArts and Healing

This is a site we are currently working on with Kraupp, Inc.  It is a heavily modified WordPress site based on the Brio theme by QueryLoop.

Above is a shot of the 'home' page for the site.  We began by creating a child theme for the client, as a proof-of-concept and then continued modifications - including modifications to plugins such as WooCommerce and UberMenu.  We also created plugins and templates from scratch to meet the needs of the client.

This is the original Brio theme by QueryLoop (home page).  Compare this to the last image and you can see just how much the child theme we created has been customized.

Outside designers created the designs and layout for the site.  They provided us with images and PSD files which we used to create site graphics and customize code to get the desired 'final' product. *This site is still in progress... this might not be the final product!

The client required that each section use a different header.  This posed a challenge since all of the pages for the original theme are based on just two PHP files.  But, we were able to manipulate and add to the code and provide the client with what they wanted. (Also see next image).

The UberMenu plugin was used for the main navigation menu at the top of each page.  Text, background and rollover colors where all customized beyond the original capabilities of the plugin.

Drop down menu colors also match the color of their section's header.

The store, cart and checkout pages are very customized versions of WooCommerce for WordPress.  We were able to customize the code so that these pages match the rest of the site.

For this site we created custom templates, a plugin, and widgets - including a widget to add a custom sidebar and a widget to calculate shipping charges based on the client's requirements.

If you are an end business, an ad agency or a design company that needs code work to customize your WordPress site, please visit our website and feel free to contact us with any questions or for an estimate for your project.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

19 "Hard Things" We Should All Do Everyday

19 "Hard Things" that we should all do everyday:

•You have to make the call you're afraid to make.
•You have to get up earlier than you want to get up.
•You have to give more than you initially get in return.
•You have to care more about others than they care about you.
•You have to fight when you are already injured, bloody, and sore.
•You have to feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter.
•You have to lead when no one is following you yet.
•You have to invest in yourself even though no one else is.
•You have to look like a fool while you're looking for answers you don't have.
•You have to grind out the details when it's easier to shrug them off.
•You have to deliver results when making excuses is an option.
•You have to search for your own explanations even when you're told to accept the "facts".
•You have to be willing to make mistakes and look like an idiot.
•You have to try, fail and try again.
•You have to run faster even though you're out of breath.
•You have to be kind to people who have been cruel to you.
•You have to meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that are unparalleled.
•You have to be accountable for your actions even when things go wrong.
•You have to keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what's in front of you.