Client: Mark Flores Master Electrician
Mark and I are old friends from high school and always had mutual interests. Heck we even played in the same metal band at different times. He is a hard worker and is great at what he does. So he needed a website to equal his greatness.
For a theme I used an open source HTML5 theme in the WordPress directory. It had a slider already built in which is what I wanted for his site. All Mark was able to provide me was a logo and a few images he took off Facebook. Certainly not ideal, so I got some stock photos to make sure it worked well with hi-res images whenever he gets them. Then I setup the pages, added content, setup the CSS and moved on to development.
For development I created a custom post type and for his services. This keeps his services seperate from his blog posts (blog is not currently active). I then manually inserted them into the homepage in a 2×2 dynamic column. I then adjusted the slider so it would pull the custom post type of services rather than the blog posts. I also created a call to action in the form of a free quote form as well as a contact form with CAPTCHA (currently disabled).
This was meant to be a quick job but I ended up spending more time than estimated. The client got the same bill in the end but I ended up spending 2 more days playing with it on and off after I was technically done. Thats the one flaw of being an artist is you can finish a job on time (in this case early) and the client will be happy but often you aren’t. Sometimes you just never are. However I am happy with Mark’s website and I think it will work great for him.