WordPress Website & Blog Design

WordPress Design

At Orange Snowman we are WordPress theme design experts. We understand that there are hundreds of themes out there, the big difference is customization. Many themes look good until you ask for a design modification, that is when most people find out about the limitations of a cookie cutter theme. A cheap theme will rarely enhance your brand. Be original, be unique and stand out by using of a quality custom theme for your WordPress site.

WordPress Custom Theme Designer

WordPress is a content management system that has established itself as the standard in website and blog publishing. WordPress is a powerful open-source technology that is easy to use and administer, no other CMS comes close. As designers we look for technology that be molded and customized to solve the specific needs of our customers. WordPress utilizes plugins, similar to the term apps, to add functionality to your site/blog. Before WP one had to hire a developer to customize every aspect through the use of code, now a plugin can do the job for most every day uses. If a plugin needs to be customized we have developers that can help implement and optimize a particular solution. 

WordCamp Speakers 

 Orange Snowman has participated as speakers in WordCamp Miami. These conferences take place all over the world, the attract WP developers, designer and users. The WordPress community is very large and active. Orange Snowman is available for speaking engagements on a wide variety of WordPress subjects dealing with e-commerce, blogging,  connectivity, branding, productivity, learning, etc . For example, in WordCamp Miami we discussed a very special plugin that helped artists and photographers manage their huge image photography collection with ease.

Learn WordPress

WordPress theme design

Ready to learn WordPress? Since 2008, our WordPress 101 video tutorials have helped  beginners learn how to create their own online business, website, or blog in about an hour. Our video tutorials are carefully scripted with the novice in mind, then recorded and professionally produced. Now you can view then anytime, anywhere from multiple devices. The WordPress 101 tutorial videos are updated every time there is  major release of WP, to ensure you are always up-to-date. WP videos are captioned in English and subtitled in Spanish, providing equal awesome access to the best WP training, from the convenience of your own site. 

What is WordPress and why need it?

Your website is similar to your body. Your body is held upright by your skeleton, no matter what your age is. WordPress for your website is similar to your skeleton in that it creates the structure of your website. However, WordPress does not determine the final look of your website. WordPress is a content management system (CMS), which helps you manage your content. It allows you to organize the content of your website. WordPress acts similar to a word processing program like Microsoft Word, which means that you can effortlessly edit all of your content.

WP is the best CMS

We believe that WordPress is great for most of our clients for the following reasons:
  • WP is open source which means that it is free and offers a large pool of talented people who maintain the software's codes.
  • It is so simple to use that even those with limited computer experience can use it. Once our clients watch our training videos, they will understand how easy it is to use and edit their website content. This gives our customers an edge over those who do not understand the full functionality of WP.
  • WP is flexible. Flexibility is considered one of the strongest advantages of WordPress. We have been unable to locate a single website that did not work with WP. There are thousands of ways you can expand the features of WordPress. This means that we are able to handle anything our clients have asked of us.
  • WP can create thousands of different designs, which means each website will be as unique as you are. If you can imagine it, we can do it using WP.
Although there are many other benefits, these are the top benefits that our clients get from a WP website. If you would like more information on how WordPress can help your business, give us a call today. We would be happy to discuss how we can help you create an amazing website.

What is a WordPress theme?

In the previous section, we explained how WordPress is similar to your skeleton that it gives your website structure. A WordPress site holds and organizes all of your content in an easy to find and edit space. A WordPress theme is similar to your clothes. You get to pick and choose different themes to change how your website looks. These come in different colors and have different design elements that can be customized to give your website a unique, individualized look. You should not change your website's theme as often as you change clothes; however, updating your theme every 2 to 3 years will keep your website from appearing outdated. Creating or installing a new WordPress theme will instantly update your website without needing to reorganize your entire website.

How does a purchased theme differ from a custom design one?

WordPress website blog theme designSome businesses have an unlimited budget; however, most people do have a limited budget. Purchased themes allow you to save money without sacrificing on style. You can compare shopping for themes to shopping for clothing. For example, you can save money on your clothing by purchasing inexpensive clothing; however, it will not last as long or look as good as expensive clothing. Themes are the same way. Custom themes are like tailored clothing that fits you perfectly. Custom themes are created to provide your website with a unique, one of a kind look, specially designed for your business. There are many free WordPress themes; however, we do recommend purchasing one from a developer who has a high rating to ensure you receive a quality product. These themes allow you to get a long-lasting theme that looks amazing and makes your website superior. However, if you want a custom look and are willing to pay for it, then you should definitely spend the money. Passion8 and Peachtree Catering are awesome examples of a couple of custom themes that we have created in the past. No matter which type of theme you decide to use, we will help you with every decision you must make. We will explain how each decision may affect your bottom line and your business. We can begin with a purchased them and then customize it so it looks unique or we can create a custom theme for your business. The flexibility of WordPress and the numerous options are just a couple of reasons why we love WordPress.

Orange Snowman creates a design solution

  • The designer will create at least two different home page designs for you to choose from. Then there will be two rounds of edits to help ensure the final design is exactly what you are looking for.
  • If you would like your website further personalized, we can design additional pages at an extra cost. We will identify your key pages and provide a separate design for each page. Then, we will do two rounds of editing to ensure that the finalized design on these pages is to your liking.
  • Once the designs have been finalized, we will take these designs and begin making changes to the theme to create your ideal website. Once these changes are made on your website, you and the designer will have two more edits to make any changes.
  • After the content is inserted into your website, you will have one final chance to make sure everything looks great. If there are any issues, ask for those final changes now.
  • Finally, your website is ready to go live.

Design Process

We will begin creating a custom theme by taking a look at your current website as well as any printed material you are currently using. This will help us better understand your needs. After this, we will ask you to fill out a survey to help us determine what you are looking for in a new design, including what you would like your website to achieve. We will create two or more home page designs to choose from and will offer you two rounds of edits for your chosen design to ensure you are happy with the final results. If you want to have a few of your other key pages redesigned, we will help you identify your key pages and proved a unique design for each page. Again, you will receive two rounds of edits where you can request any changes that you feel are necessary. Once these designs have been finalized, we will create a unique and custom theme for your website.