Bradley’s Art and Frame site launches

Today, I launched a website for Bradley’s Art and Frame, a frame shop located in west Houston that has served customers for more than 40 years.

The site was built using WordPress as a content management system, to allow Bradley’s staff to make updates to the content and post news items.

At launch, the site’s features include:

  • A custom theme
  • Custom header designs
  • Customized menu
  • Six jQuery javascript-based image slideshows
  • 24 pages and a 3 news posts
  • A randomized “testimonials” sidebar graphic
  • Facebook integration
  • A sign-up form for the Bradley’s newsletter

I worked with Bradley’s Art and Frame co-owner Pat Bradley to develop the site. She provided the content and most of the photos, and I designed the website and customized WordPress for her business’ unique needs.

I’m most proud of the following design elements:

Bradleys header designs

With mostly provided art and photography, I created header banner images and modified the WordPress system so that Bradley's employees could easily switch out the banners depending on the season.

css3 box

This sidebar on the What We Do page is stylized with CSS3 to a create rounded borders and a drop shadow to make the menu items stand out prominently on this page.

You Framed a What

For years, Bradley's Art and Frame has been highlighting what its customers have custom framed in its newsletter's You Framed a What article. To publish the feature on the Bradley's website, I was asked to desgin a page that would display each piece of art and when users move their mouse over it, it enlarges to show detail. I found a jQuery-based javascript and customized it to perform this requested function, and I think it turned out great.

Bradleys staff

I designed this page to tell readers about the Bradley's staff. Also pictured is the randomized testimonial widget graphic in the sidebar, featuring Casey, the Bradley's four-legged family member and Certified Master Shop Greeter.

 

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