This site is a great example of a Joomla 1.6 site built for a client who wanted to redesign a site that had a less appealing interface, several links and pages did not work, and that required several changes as well as to upgrade the current Joomla version. Because most of the content already existed, the work was to redesign, restructure, and move the platform from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 1.6. Working with a very competent user analyst (who will eventually take over maintenance), I was able to recreate a better structure and appearance. The template allows the beautiful “slider” on the front page; the basic structure, including header, footer, navigation, and general organization.
It is a fairly complex site with several “widgets”. Both WordPress and Joomla have hundreds of widgets contributed by people all over the world. Widgets are small pieces of software that integrate into the platform (Joomla or WordPress) to accomplish certain tasks. The widgets used on this site do things like create social network links; allow Facebook pages to be integrated; allow picture galleries – and much more.
This is also an example of a venture that has only the .net top-level domain name because the .com name was already taken. I would have lobbied to use something like ForeverFlower.com instead of ForeverFlowering.net, to avoid confusion between the sites.
I am no longer maintaining this site, but I’ve included a screenshot of the front page as it was when I maintained the site below. To appreciate the complexity and beauty of the site, please see the current site (completely redesigned) here.
This site is a great example of a WordPress site built for a client who wanted control of the content; another programmer has since taken over and substantially modified the site. But I had created the basic structure, including header, footer, navigation, and general organization.
You can see the latest effort here. I’ve included a screenshot of the front page below, as I originally designed it. The site uses a standard free WordPress template. It took only a few hours to build the site once I had designed the header and walked thru the general purpose and requirements of the site.