I’ve just gone public with a new WordPress site. It is a completely custom design, and I’m pretty happy with it now. I’ve got a few more things to add when I get time, like an art index (or two).
Cody F. Miller is a really great artist, and I’ve put up this website for him. Since I know and like WordPress, I used it for this site, although it doesn’t look too much like a “standard” install.
I wanted to make it relatively easy to add paintings to the site for someone who isn’t very computer savvy, at least once I did the advance work of installing stuff, creating the template, etc, and WordPress has worked very well for that. (I only had to do data entry for one or two paintings myself!)
I used the Filosofo home-page control plugin (obviously to make a static page my homepage) and Coffee2Code’s Get Custom Field Values plugin for lots of useful things. I added custom fields to posts/pages so I could add page-specific CSS, individual background images, etc. since I have completely different designs for the various pages. I also created custom fields to hold everything about an individual painting except the description, and pulled them out where I needed them on the painting detail pages and for the gallery list.
I tried to do it in clean XHTML/CSS as best I can
What do you think of the site?
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