What We Did
As a blogger Karen spends a huge amount of time traveling and developing recipes, so with limited time it was decided that we'd refresh her website with our time and budget friendly 'Quick Launch' package.
We coordinated the time in our diaries for the theme refresh ensuring it was convenient for Karen to be available (remotely as Karen lives in North Wales ) to oversee and answer any questions. Ahead of this, we had a planning meeting via Skype where we discussed and selected the new StudioPress theme Brunch Pro, and talked Karen through the process and any details or content needed for the project.
On the day we made a back-up of Karen's existing website and started the process of uploading the new theme and any recommended plugins required for the set-up. Once the theme was in place we spent time configuring the widget areas, regularly communicating with Karen about what content she wanted to feature and where. We also added in her new book details and created a page for it. Time was also spent configuring the recipe index page, and de-cluttering the sidebar and footer from heavy widgets that were adding to increased page size and download speed.
Finally, once everything was in place we spent time resizing all the featured images (to work with the new theme) and customised the colours and fonts to work with the branding of Karen's new book. We also created a new header for Karen, using the images and colours from her book.
Linocut designs by Callie Jones
Well renowned food and travel writer Karen Burns-Booth has been an existing client for many years with her award winning blog Lavender and Lovage (currently number 5 in the Top 100 Foodies ratings). With the imminent publication of her latest book 'Lavender and Lovage' she wanted to refresh her website with a new theme and colour palette that were in-keeping with her book.
Leeann and Jo really are the best in the business, which is why I have been using Callia Web for the last five to six years.
Great competitive prices to suit all budgets, with friendly and professional expertise.
I am DELIGHTED with my new look and was happy to follow Leeann and Jo's excellent advice and suggestions. Thank you so much again.
Lavender and Lovage