We were asked by local general contractor and landscaper Rene Zubieta to create a new web site for his landscaping and home improvement business. Since cost was a factor, we decided to customize a Genesis theme, Streamline Pro. We created a logo, and added several functional plugins, including Gravity Forms (driving the basic Contact and customized Request a Quote forms), an appointments plugin for live bookings, and a Project Management plugin to help his staff manage projects and invoices. We also included our standard suite of Genesis plugins (Genesis Footer Builder, Genesis Twitter Feed, Genesis Simple Sidebars), along with Sucuri Scanner, WordFence, Simple Social Icons, and Obfuscate Email.
We have since decided to customize the Genesis Sample theme for a custom, one-off design. Tell us what you think!
The Color Palette
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.