After 4 years Liz wanted to change the black and white theme that I created. We used a restaurant theme from ThemeForest and some well chosen stock photos to bring colour to the site and completely revamp it.
Early in 2010 I converted Liz Moore’s static html site to a WordPress site. After 4 years Liz was bored with the black and white colouring and the waitress graphic so asked me to revamp the site. She picked out a restaurant theme on ThemeForest.net.
I set up a staging subdomain to allow me to work on the new site without disabling the existing site. Liz picked out and purchased stock photos for the header images. The theme displayed these as very wide images, to cover the entire browser window width but they were not very tall. When I cropped the stock photos to the required size the resulting photo lost its impact. Eventually I changed them to be the same width as the page content. They look much better and the photo subject is much easier to see. Furthermore the images are mouthwatering – the home page’s slice of mozzarella on tomato makes me hungry.
As the theme was designed for a restaurant, and Food4Thought is a catering company, a number of features were not required e.g. reservations and events. These were easily disabled via a WordPress filter.