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Illustration Portfolio Site (18 posts)

  1. cricket346
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just finished my new portfolio site built with WordPress:
    http://www.cricketbow.com/
    I (heavily) modified the Twenty Eleven theme and am using quite a few plugins.

  2. Anika
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What a lovely website! And your illustrations are stunning.

  3. cricket346
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you!

  4. DannyboyMJS
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Very ornate and attractive theme that pulls together cohesively. Your portfolio images load quickly for me. However I found the watermark image so large it distraced me initially - but I guess that's a reality of copyright protection.

  5. cricket346
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks. Yes, I put large watermarks because I have had quite a few problems in the past with people (even large companies) stealing my art and using without permission. I had a couple law suits over it. So, I'm slapping a big watermark on everything now. :(

  6. jfroom
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Very nice.

    Would you share some of the plugins you used and their purpose? I am a advanced beginner, so some of what you have done is probably over my capabilities but, there are a couple things I'd like to figure out.

    Did you do many other mods besides plugins?

    Judging from your site I'm guessing you might have some programming skills.

  7. cricket346
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks. I do some coding. Just CSS and HTML, though. I may have made a couple mods to the template in certain areas, but it's mostly plugins doing the work.

    I am using Widget Context to display certain widgets only on certain pages, along with Subpages Navigation for my sidebar navigation.
    I am using PHP execution to be able to put PHP code in widgets and post articles. I am using this to get my homepage hero image and sidebar Cricket Facts to rotate randomly on page refresh using a small bit of PHP code.
    Cart66 is used for the shopping cart.
    Custom Contact Forms for my contact page.
    WP Render Blogroll links for my links page.
    Then just some stuff for the backend: Backup WordPress, W3 Total Cache, etc.

  8. realwebtraffic
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Really great design. Also liked portfolio category.

  9. cricket346
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks!

  10. pinwheelmedia
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Very nice illustration portfolio. Nice site! I'm an illustrator/graphic designer myself and it takes a lot of time to get the right "consistent look" but you've got it. You can see some of my work here: [spam link moderated]

    Best of luck on your new site!

  11. cricket346
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you!

  12. martinmich
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I agree! I think you could really leave this website how it is and be okay for at least a solid year without changing it.

  13. cricket346
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks!

  14. dragonsjaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is one of the nicest WP designs I have seen..ever. You say this is loosely based on 2011? I don't see that at all. When an artist can code and the 2 merge as you have Beauty begins.. great job.

  15. dragonsjaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    But then you are a professional with lots of design experience..just read your resume. Still great looking theme.

  16. vesnavecca
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    beautiful!!! bravo!!!

  17. cricket346
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you very much!

  18. realwebtraffic
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Very attractive, I wish i could design websites like this.

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