SophiaD is a new company formed by a friend of mine selling beautiful, fashionable raincoats for little girls. The challenge with this site was it needed to built in such a fashion that didn’t comprise the design provided to me, but was completely update-able by the site owner who knows no HTML or code. The solution was to use Word Press in a completely un-blog site!
The results have been awesome. Each page is completely up-datable, including the homepage slideshow. Utilizing Jquery I was able to create the nice effect on the collection pages with the different views of the pieces. Lastly, using a handy plug in I was able to give the site an easy email sign up form that can be managed through the Word Press Admin panel.
One of my clients at A&G, Bright Horizons, has a school in San Fransisco that just opened its doors this past fall. The headmaster wanted a site that himself and his staff could go in and make daily updates – to keep parents informed of the school work and events. We created this site for them in the Content Management System (CMS) of Sitefinity which worked out beautifully.
Sitefinity is a CMS tool that is built in ASP.net. Connecting to a SQL database Sitefinity stores all its information in tables in the database. I utilitzed Sitefinity’s built in capabilities to create the pages and dropdown menu. However, I created my own Mater Templates (for the layout) as well as my own templates for the contact form.
The school’s staff can now login through a web based interface and make easy updates through a word-like editor without affecting any of the code. They can also add new photos and pages!