Eminent Style Relaunched

Posted on: November 8th, 2008 by Ben Bishop 1 Comment

222 days!

222 days since I last posted. Some could accuse me of being slack or distracted and it could be a combination of the two. The truth is that, thankfully I have been very busy and I have learnt a lot since I launched this site originally nearly 3 years ago.

When I went live with the first version of the site, it was the first time I had implemented a WordPress driven site and I was naive with the way I planned it all out. With a lack of understanding regarding the architecture of web design and WordPress I installed a ‘blog’ in a sub folder called news. So while updating blog or news posts was done through the dashboard of WordPress making any changes to the site’s static pages was a tiresome job.

Welcome to the new version of EminentStyle.com

The site is written semantically and is valid xhtml transitional. Eminent Style v2 is fully optimised for WordPress 2.6.x and is widget compatible. It also makes use of the hAtom and hCard formats – more on this below.

Adding new items to the portfolio is a breeze with custom fields and the excellent JavaScript library jQuery adding hover effects to the thumbnails. The case study pages also make great use of jQuery with the slide effect displaying screen shots.

The contact page is more useful than just having a contact form. Significantly this makes use of microformats hCard for the contact information and allows users to easily download and store this in vcard format compatible with Outlook and other contact managers.

With the power of WordPress and the ability to use pages making it a valid CMS, Eminent Style v2 is now fully customisable. Making much use of the core WordPress features and a few tweaks I am very happy with the result. I hope you like it! Let me know what you think.

One thought on “Eminent Style Relaunched

  1. i always make my own business card through adobe photoshop and ms word, they are satisfactorily made though`,:

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