A Selection Of 15 WordPress Based Websites for Developers
WordPress had growth rapidly since first release, now WordPress core allowed users to have “Custom Post Type” or “Custom Post Format” which eased the publication of different type posts by blog authors. Evolutionarily of its Back end UI that greatly improved admin dashboard and site overall load time speed..
The independently-owned design and digital marketing agency Entyce, based in Chester has shown its worth in salt even on its own portfolio site. Creative director Jane Entwistle reveals that, for the site, they used the world’s most popular CMS, WordPress.
Bluelounge designs and creates innovative and sleek products that support the customers’ digital lifestyle including cable management, chargers, iPhone/iPad accessories and soft goods.
Ghosthorses is the portfolio site of Stephen Fairbanks. This lovingly crafted site, laden with visual treats appealing to both the casual observer and the web-savvy, serves to delight as well as showcasing his works.
04. Olly Sorsby
Olly Sorsby is a student who’s just breaking into the world of web design. Olly’s portfolio site enables him to show off his work and introduce himself to the wider community.
Marketing agency Design the Planet is a group of self-described ‘planetary engineers’. Based in New Orleans, they claim to be able to break your brand free from ‘generic mediocrity’. Looking at the DtP portfolio site, they’re definitely the folks to do just that. To make it, Design the Planet chose WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system (CMS).
06. Toronto Standard
Digital creative agency Playground was behind the design of this redesign for the Toronto Standard. Creative director at Playground Ryan Bannon explains, “The client was an investor who had purchased the rights to an old Toronto news brand and wanted to reinvent it as a purely digital, fresh voice in the Toronto editorial scene. That was about it; purely digital, fresh voiced editorial.
07. Harvey Nichols
This site for international luxury fashion destination Harvey Nichols was created by digital agency Pod1. Fadi Shuman, co-founder of Pod1 explains, “The brief was an exciting ecommerce proposition to deliver the luxury shopping proposition, to be flexible in its design for campaign imagery and themes.
08. Captain Creative
A true superhero of the web world has finally revealed himself. And he has a website! Brad James is a self-described “mild mannered designer and art director” based over in New South Wales, Australia. Although he works for agency, iQmultimedia, James has set up as his own online identity named Captain Creative.
Digital creative agency Gladeye has developed a site for the iconic New Zealand brand 42Below Vodka. Interactive director Tarver Graham explains, “42Below is one of the coolest brands in the entire world. So you could say we felt a little bit of pressure to deliver on design.
10. Poster Roast
Poster Roast is a platform for UK artists to promote their screen-printed gig posters. The site first came about when Telegramme was commissioned by Alex Curtis and Chris White. Director of Telegramme Studio Robert Evans explains, “I met them last year at various gigs and exhibitions they were putting on. We got chatting about the emerging gig poster scene in the UK, and the idea arose of giving all the artists an easy way to get people to see and buy their work.”
Viewport Industries makes digital and analogue products for web professionals. Founded by Elliot Jay Stocks and Keir Whitaker in 2011, the company chose WordPress as its CMS. “I’ve used WordPress for years and have developed a way of working that means it’s easy to get up and running with a new theme,” explains Whitaker. “Adding a page, new post or custom post type is straightforward and allows flexibility.”
Tornobambino is a small Italian agency comprising designer Fedrica Cau and developer Pasquale de Luna. For their cool and colourful site, WordPress was the obvious choice, Cau reveals. “We think WordPress is the best option for small websites that need to be modified and tweaked often,” she explains.
The E&E agency mostly works in the music industry, but has been known to flex its considerable talents in other areas of the digital realm. When it came to crafting its award-winning site, WordPress ticked all the boxes.
Brisbane-based wedding photographers, Jess Marks and Steve Bliesne’s online home is a fun, whimsical website bristling with personality. When it came to revamping the site, Bliesner says that they, “actually moved from ExpressionEngine to WordPress. We searched for a long time to find the right design house to do this project. We settled on Simple as Milk, and WordPress is what they worked with, so we transitioned.
15. Work by Simon
Work by Simon is the design studio site of Simon Carr and Elijah Wasserman. The website serves as their online portfolio and blog. The studio focuses on design and development for HTML5, CSS3, mobile websites and WordPress – which has been their preferred CMS over the last four years.