Smash is a new live music venue in Edinburgh, Scotland. The proprietors needed a website on a short timescale to allow them to spread the news about Smash before the venue opened.
The website needed to include the ability to list all upcoming gigs and clubs, and an interesting feature request was for people to be able to suggest acts. Visitors to the site should then be able to vote on those suggestions so that interest could be gauged before booking the act in question.
Because speed was a priority, I made use of a pre-existing WordPress theme which was then adapted to suit the client’s need. Doing this allowed us to see the site up and running quickly while still giving us the opportunity to make any tweaks and changes needed. The site adapts properly to various screen sizes so that visitors have a good experience whether they are viewing the site on a computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
The project included a mix of open-source and custom-coded plugins to provide the functions needed.
Using WordPress as a platform allows the client to quickly and easily make changes to the site’s content without having to know the details of HTML and FTP. To help with learning the ins-and-outs of WordPress, a tailored user guide was provided to the clients.
This is a great example of what appears to be a simple site but has some interesting behind the scenes functionality. Building custom plugins was a challenge I relished and I’m very pleased with the results. Even better; the clients tell me they are very pleased with the results too!
Once the site was complete, it was handed over to the clients to maintain and update. A gallery of the site as delivered is viewable below.