Studio 9010 website by Maroon Balloon

 The brief

Studio 9010 is a Kent-based interior design and architecture company. They approached us following a recommendation and had a clearly defined idea of how she wanted the website to look, right down to specific typography. One of the key requirements was to have a content-manageable photo gallery that fitted nicely on one page, to showcase recent work.

With a logo and branding already in place and wireframe designs provided by the client, our task was to bring the client’s vision to fruition.

 The solution

As with many of our website projects we chose WordPress as the sensible platform to use, since it is so well used, supported and intuitive for non-technical administrators when updating image or text content. Knowing this system it inside out we built our own bespoke WordPress theme, tailoring it precisely to the client’s needs using custom fields and post types, which allows for ease of use when managing the photo gallery.

The slideshow gallery was hand-coded for an ultra-lightweight website (no third party plugins here!), high quality imagery dropped in, and made mobile-friendly, and the various content pages put together. At a later date we added a blog section and tied in social media channels to enable Studio 9010 to feed portfolio updates and news to their followers.

 The result

The end product was a clean website designed almost pixel-perfect to the client’s layout spec. The hand-coded photo gallery works smoothly, allowing visitors to see a selection of impressive residential and commercial work designed and built by the studio. Most importantly, the client was happy with the delivery and result of our labours.

After go-live, we produced a branded email signature for the client to use, consistent with the website and linking to this and the appropriate social media presences.

 Project details

Launch date: May 2014
Project type: Responsive website
Platform: Bespoke WordPress customization
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Studio 9010 website homepage by Maroon Balloon
Studio 9010 website page by Maroon Balloon
Studio 9010 email signature by Maroon Balloon