Who decides what’s impossible or possible? Could it be you?
Repossible challenges the impossible. We wanted to rework the site to let it shine the power that it’s growing into. The site is broken up into different areas where they just see impossible as an opinion–and their opinion is to look at it from another angle and turn it into possible. There are sections on Home Exchange, Parenting, Health and Writing with growth towards more.
We chose the stunningly popular Avada theme as it allows for parallax pages, video backgrounds with configurable opacity overlays, creative archive (timeline) pages, more slider options than you’ll ever need, and a drag-and-drop page builder that makes WordPress page layout design a snap.
If your site has the goods, let it shine. Repossible combines excellent content and stunning imagery so we wanted a design that was going to maximize letting it be seen. Avada has responsive design built right in and it does it very well. Check out Repossible on your phone, it looks like it was built for the phone.
Could it be that if you have great content and beautiful imagery you should let it shine through? Don’t mess with the code and end up with a mess of code. Leave the programming to the programmers and focus on what you’re awesome at: content and design.
The Repossible Mantra
- Priorities: It’s usually a choice. What’s yours going to be?
- Perspective: From another angle, is it so blinding?
- Perseverance: Do you have the stamina? Do you at least have more than the guy next to you?
With WOO Themes Canvas, we had more layout, function, and design options.
Gil Zeimer’s Advertising Shoppe site gets a good amount of traffic. Gil is a prolific copywriter who specializes in, well, whatever the client needs. He’s done a ton of work in healthcare copywriting, but is a quick learner for whatever topic you might need.
His old theme was a good old theme—bit like an old dog. But it was time to go and he didn’t have easy layout options like he’ll have with Canvas. Now he can even update the slider on the home page (using Canvas’s built-in slider). I hope he gets more out of the new theme and is able to get even more out of his WordPress portfolio site.
Lauren Deane Evans (of Good Looking Ideas) designed the layout to showcase Gil’s work. Easy-to-find recent posts as well as a robust sidebar navigation to allow the visitor to sift through Gil’s site to find what they need. Speaking of finding, the search box is large and accessible and hopefully helpful for visitors to the site.
Zeimer’s Advertising Shoppe upgrades to WOO Themes Canvas
The San Francisco Sentinel needed a bit of liveliness. We got them that.
The site was one of those old text-based, 3-column functional sites that held loads of content and was very readable, but didn’t really have any character. Now it has character galore.
Together with the ever-popular Lauren Deane Evans of Good Looking Ideas, we put together a colorful, fun, and still useful site for all of their late-breaking news feeds. Now the Sentinel can make more use of featured images, excerpts, and archives.
The old SF Sentinel site was functional, but not exactly exciting.
The new SF Sentinel site is stunning, sunning, and fun!
Got a nice book cover photo? You might be good to go.
We had a book cover and a few colors–but it’s enough. It’s enough to get the brand across, the message, and to relay to the call to action: the new book is published!
Full-width header Canvas theme with clean lines and clear call to action.
Even the footer is full width.
Got a logo and a few stunning photos? You’re halfway there.
Arielle Eckstut has a new book out and for her website she said she pretty much only had the book cover and some chapter graphics. That could mean several different things. But once we saw them, we knew this one was going to be easy.
It helps if your book cover is visually intriguing.
Easy? How easy? If we base the design of a site from a single element, or at least a single group of similar elements and don’t stray too far from that consistent brand, the site can quickly (and easily) take on a character of its own and become the brand it wants to be.
Then if you have some fascinating content, that doesn’t hurt either. Here’s an excerpt.
Color illuminates everything in the universe. How many colors can humans see? A whopping 10 million! But all of those colors that we see aren’t what a bat, a dog, or a pigeon see. Different brains see different colors and, believe it or not, our color vision pales in comparison to that of birds, butterflies, reptiles, and fish.
Go check out Arielle’s latest work at The Secret Language of Color.
Book cover image and chapter intro artwork? Our work here is halfway done.
Got stunning artwork? We’re on our way.
No logo, no color scheme, but wait, check out these book covers!
Kiki Thorpe (kikithorpe.com) has written dozens of books, but they vary from children to young adult. We didn’t want to steer the site design too far in one direction, so we pulled some of the abstract art from a cover and built it into her brand. The full-width header pulls a cropped close-up of a cover and brings color, warmth, and depth to her site.
We dug through some Google Fonts and found some strong candidates to get her message across clearly. A nice calendar plugin gets her events lined up in the sidebar in an easy-to-read fashion. We have book covers lined up on a nicely arranged books category archive. In all, it’s a clean, professional site that’s just the beginning for her as she can now blog, update new books, and communicate with her fans.