Since 2008, we have been developing custom WordPress themes (websites, blogs, newsrooms) for our clients through our company, sixty4media and I wear many hats (from customer service and accountant, to coder and developer). We love creating new, updated, and modern themes for our clients and about 12 months ago we figured it was about time that one of our biggest assets got an overhaul.
With little fanfare this weekend, we rolled out a new theme on Miss604.com. This is the second WordPress theme that the site has had throughout its five years on WordPress (in the early years before, it was powered by Blogger) and the last theme was implemented in 2008. At that time, I sat down with Hubert Florin from Raincity Studios and he created the Miss604 logo and the “girl” logo that I still use today.
We wanted to maintain Miss604.com branding but upgrade my overgrown theme, bulked up from countless updates and changes over the last three years, so we did two things. We began a development site and we enlisted the design skills of our friend Preston from SixSix8 Productions. I’ve known Preston for over twenty years and we’ve worked with many of his designs before. He always works diligently to deliver exciting designs and is constantly honing his skills to produce the most up-to-date looks.
Over the last year we’ve done changes “when we can” between John’s day job and my work with our company. The design is a result of John’s knowledge, Preston’s creativity, and a whole lot of patience. The code is clean, I’m running a minimal amount of plugins, and from a developer standpoint, I’d like to think it looks rather slick behind the curtains.
I believe we achieved my goals with this theme, and there are still a few surprises and updates that will appear over the next few seasons. I do hope you enjoy the new layout and thank you for your continued readership.