INITIAL WEBSITE REDESIGN
In September 2012, www.VillagersTheatre.com was redesigned and redeveloped by Darren Nye, a NJ Web Design specialist.
Goals of the new website included:
- Make the interface design more modern and clean
- Simplify the back-end content management system used to edit/maintain content
- Provide a WYSIWYG CMS interface wherever possible
- Allow mobile and tablet users to easily view the website (responsive web design)
The above goals were met by switching the back-end CMS from an old version of Joomla, to the most current version of WordPress. In addition, the “Canvas” theme by WooThemes.com was used as a starting point for the web design, which includes a responsive theme. OnTheGo System’s “Types” and “Views” plug-ins were also used to create and manage Custom Content Types supported by WordPress 3, to create database fields for “Shows” and “Productions”.
SUBSEQUENT WEBSITE DESIGN REVISION
On Tuesday April 23rd 2013, we launched a customized version of the Canvas theme, to improve the interface design by adding a large visual header, tweaking colors and fonts used system wide – to soften the appearance, and making graphic elements include consistent colors and styling.
TICKET PURCHASE INTERFACE
Unfortunately the www.Arts-People.com website which is used for buying tickets, will not support a mobile interface until sometime in 2013.
If you have any questions or issues with the website, please contact Darren Nye.