Salon Booking
Ingmar James Salon
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Salon Booking – Ingmar James Salon

Skills:
  • Custom Theme Build
  • BootStrap Framework
  • FTP Site Migration
  • Scheduling Plugin Integration
  • Event Calendar
  • Custom Fields Portfolio Template

 

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The owners of Ingmar James Salon commissioned me to redesign their old website, which was a static site that had an outdated look and was not set up with a content management system that would allow them to easily add content. Since the salon is located in the Chicago area, I met with the owners in person to discuss the design and function changes to their site. In addition to a more elegant look and design, they wanted to add two new features: an events page to highlight upcoming promotions, and a portfolio page to showcase their stylists’ profiles. Besides these additional pages they wanted their Instagram feed, Google and Yelp reviews, and most importantly their online appointment booking application to be integrated into the site.

 

To create the unique look of the site, I built the theme from scratch using a BootStrap framework and my own additional CSS code. Most of the functions of the site, like the Instagram feed and Events page, were easily incorporated with plugins that I tweaked to match the design of the site. However, for the stylist portfolio, I built this page using Custom Posts and Advanced Custom Fields combined with a new page template. This allowed me to achieve a unique look and set up the back-end to allow the clients to easily add new content without my help. During the development process, I designed this site using a devsite domain and then migrated the site to it’s current domain using an FTP account and updating the domain database. I closed out this project by meeting again with the owners to show them how to upload their content to the Events and Stylist pages.