March 2018 | WordPress Portfolio Website
Important criteria of this project included an online gallery that wouldn’t weigh the site down with large files. I utilized plugins for custom functionality and relied on my HTML, CSS, and PHP skillset to add further customizations.
Additionally, I used WPBakery, a page builder plugin, this allowed me to add custom responsive design settings, stretch content to full width, and add widgets to page layouts. The most challenging aspect of this project was finding a way to display an online art gallery, which included hundreds of images of his sculptures, without bogging the site down. Through research I discovered the Google Drive Gallery plugin. This well-reviewed and popular plugin added the functionality that we needed while optimizing the load time of the website.
Throughout the site I use photos of Christopher’s sculptures as menu items, a diary of his day – social media feed, and as hero images to help tell the story of his work. His audience can also visit his site to download his CV and learn more about leasing his art.
I had the pleasure of helping Christopher build his previous website which by today’s web trends had gotten a little stale. My goal was to use my updated visual design and development skills to create a modern and easily navigable site that showcases his work.
“I’ve had the pleasure of being a client of Rebecca’s for approximately 4 years. She was able to accommodate my needs without total direction from me. Her knowledge of web design and how clients interact with websites has facilitated my efforts to communicate my work to the public. Her labors have been expedient, efficient and cost effective. I am grateful to have her on my “go-to” team.”— Christopher Gulick, ARtist