We Do That: Working with Designers to Build Sites with WordPress
Early this week we launched another website designed by Kilmer & Kilmer, brand builders. It’s a small site, just four pages, but what’s significant about it is that it’s built on WordPress—Kilmer & Kilmer’s first such website. I’ve been trying gently to push them in that direction for a few months and, maybe just to shut me up, they decided to give it a try.
Except for WP’s CMS capabilities, it doesn’t begin to make use of the WordPress platform. What it does show, however, is how adaptable both WordPress and our own Evo4 CMS theme are in building custom-designed websites. (Evo4 CMS was specifically built for design flexibility.)
As a designer myself, you might think I’d have a certain amount of resistance to doing the slice-and-dice and CSS for another designer’s website. Not so. Even though it can occasionally be frustrating to work with other designers who have a different approach, it helps keep my vision fresh. It’s easy to get in a rut when working with the same tools and platform, and working with other designers who don’t share all my assumptions helps prevent that.
If you know a designer who is interested in using WordPress as a platform, send him/her my way. If we click, an ongoing design/build relationship could benefit both of us, and our clients.