Following up on yesterday’s post, some more recent sites I have done with WordPress:
Craft Corps is a new book coming out next year from Vickie Howell, featuring the stories of crafters from all over the world. This site came out one year before the publish date to not only promote the book but also share the many many stories that would not fit in the book. This site is another example of using categories – not only to organize the many different types of craft participants engage in, but also to feature a crafter and share news on the home page. This site also has a “Share your story” form to allow people to submit their own profiles for the site. They can even submit a photo, which is automatically emailed with their profile to be added to the site.
Future Craft Collective is the brainchild of Kathie Sever and Bernadette Noll, inspiring families to return to crafting, recycling, and upcycling and to turn away from consumption. This site is all about the photos, with a big bold header. WordPress allowed me to make it possible to automatically show a photo from each of their tutorials in their sidebar. This site also features a built-in store using a WordPress plug-in. They are able to sell both tangible products as well as downloads. Notice how the products can each have their own mini photo gallery too!
Oscar’s is a restaurant scheduled to open in July 2009, thus the site is still missing a lot of content, but I wanted to share it because it is another great example of how a WordPress site does not have to look like a blog.
I have a few more to share, but will save it for another day. It is pouring rain, and I feel the desire to lay on the couch and listen . . .