We created the web site for the Houston School for the Alexander Technique back in 2013. At the time, we felt it best to keep costs down and put the brochure site on CMS Made Simple. However, the client recently approached us about moving the site to WordPress so we were harpy to oblige. CMS Made Simple has undergone some radical changes and it would not be cost-effective to keep the site on that platform. Porting the site to WordPress would allow it to be mobile-friendly, and make it much easier for our busy client to update.
I freshened the design and ported it to a custom Genesis theme. I incorporated a sweeping SVG wave footer graphic at the bottom in keeping with the wave graphic that was in her original brochure. Now, the client has the freedom for an entire site redesign from the ground up if she so wishes in the future. For now, we’ve kept the same color scheme and basic look and feel.
Instead of hand-coding her testimonials, we deployed a plugin which makes it much easier to add future testimonials to the web site.
In addition, we also encouraged the client to make the switch from HTTP to HTTPS, which she has done.
Joni Mueller has been designing web sites for hire since 2003, when she first blew up her web host’s server by insisting on running Greymatter. Since then, Joni has designed for Blogger and Movable Type, TextPattern, WordPress and CMS Made Simple. She lives with her cat and shoe collection in a bucolic old section of Houston called Idylwood. For some strange reason, Joni likes to refer to herself in the third person. When she’s not working on web design, she’s ordering lawyers around. And blogging about it. Or both.