Catering and Small Business Web Design: Wises Farm Kitchen

The Wises Farm Kitchen website uses a minimalist design to allow the client to showcase her stunning baked goods. My client wanted something low-cost that she could update regularly on her own, but didn’t have any WordPress experience. I installed and customised a free WordPress template (Twenty Ten), and set up the standard categories, tags, and pages, as well as the first dozen articles and photos. With some simple instructions and a couple of phone calls, she was well on her way, and it busy adding new, delicious cakes to her portfolio all the time!

 

What I like best:

WordPress’ free default template, Twenty Ten, allows for a custom header, which is great for personalising a site. This particular template is so minimalist that the photos of her delicious baked goods really stand out.Wises Farm Kitchen Screen Grab

What I would have liked to do:

While WordPress-hosted sites are great for keeping the costs down, they only allow for very minimal customisation. I would have liked to use a more elegant template with a softer look, and add an extra-wide Featured slider to the homepage. The perfect theme for Wises Farm Kitchen would have been My Cuisine by Elegant Themes. It is just so beautiful, and exactly the right thing for Wises Farm Kitchen… but requires a self-hosted WordPress site.