Can you make the new version of Standard Theme in to an awesome website to support a Kickstarter project? That was the question.
We weren't sure at first, but after digging in to things, and pushing ourselves hard, we came to the answer, and it was a resounding "yes."
The Directorate with WordPress & Standard 3
A couple weeks back, we launched a new website for our client, John Bergquist and his awesome team, using WordPress and Standard Theme 3 completely customized, scalable, and responsive. You can visit the newly launched website here.
The main goal of this site is to support their Kickstarter game project, which is a virtual spy game played in the real world using your mobile device – a very cool idea indeed.
John and his team had been working hard on getting things together for their Kickstarter project, and new they needed an awesome website to get it done. After getting with John, and Traiz, and Nat, on what they wanted our goal was to build the site using the same look and feel that the game would have.
One of the best things about this site is how it's completely scalable for any mobile device. Standard 3 is built being fully responsive so that it renders correctly in any browser window, whether table, smart phone, or regular browser.
It would need all the traditional elements, but it would also need to highlight the Kickstarter project in a big way and to get people involved, so we added their Kickstarter video to the main header section of the website so visitors could quickly get in and see what the game is all about.
In addition to Standard Theme, we used a lot of customized plugins, created a custom jQuery slider, integrated Mailchimp, and several other WordPress plugin standards to make sure the website would be firing on all cylinders.
When you're think about what you can do to jazz up your own site, there are a couple things that you need to look in to using.
One of the biggest things that can take your site from being fairly standard, and run-of-the-mill, is to implement the @font-face rule. It adds a lot of spice, and can really give your website a brisk and refreshing new look without a lot of hard-core programming or configuration. You can find fonts to use at Font Squirrel – I use it all the time, and the fonts I used on this site came from here and here.
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Are you ready to get some help with your website? Contact us and let us know – we'd love to talk to you about your project!