It was a busy fall at Evo. We actually turned some projects away because we could not get to them in the time frame required (which we hated to do, but not as much as we hate working 20 hrs/day for weeks to keep up with everything). We’d like to highlight four sites launched within the last couple of months, each of them using WordPress as a CMS.
A friend of mine, relatively new to implementing WordPress sites, emailed me yesterday asking for some advice. She was using Twenty-eleven as her base, and she had run into some problems bending it into the shape she wanted it. I called her and took a look at what she was doing.
Recently I launched a complete remake of my personal art site: raygulick.com. I’m an oil painter, and my painting site has needed an upgrade for at least 2-3 years. Some opportunities as a painter are beginning to come my way, so I had some motivation to redesign the website and, of course, I built it on WordPress.
We launched two WordPress-based websites this week, and I’m pleased with both. But I’m really happy double launches are an unusual event. So many things need to happen just before launch, in addition to the inevitable last-minute content changes, and two at once is pretty demanding. The first site, launching Thursday evening, is The Hilltop
We launched FBT Architects’ website this week. It marks an increasingly rare (for Evo) instance of building websites with a custom-developed Content Management System, as we’ve moved primarily to WordPress as a CMS platform. In this case, however, a custom CMS was necessary to allow FBT the ability to manage the portfolio thumbnail grid images
It’s amazing to me that this still happens with a fair degree of regularity. It would seem obvious that print and the web are two distinct mediums requiring different expertise. But unfortunately, it’s not uncommon. Design-is-design-is-design to many people, and many of them continue to think of web design as “on-screen graphic design.” I’ve discussed
Recently I got into a discussion on LinkedIn about Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and what makes a “good” RFP for web design and development. My position, basically, is that there is no such thing as a good RFP for web design and development, at least not following current “best practices” RFP models. Why? Because successful