Code For The People Website
July to August, 2012
I’ve been working with Simon Wheatley on WordPress projects since I started freelancing, and have learnt a huge amount from him. Since he and Simon Dickson joined forces to create Code For The People, I’ve worked on a further project with them both. So when Simon and Simon wanted me to design a site for them, I was really excited to see what we could do. However we had a very limited amount of time as they needed a site before Automattic announced them as one of only two agencies in Europe to be accredited by Automattic Inc as a WordPress.com VIP Featured Partner.
I was inspired by the shapes and the colours of the logo, which had already been created. I started using the angles to draw geometric lines, based on triangles, and these eventually formed the background of the site. Setting these as alternately fixed and scrolling triangles has given a subtle parallax effect without distracting too much from the content.
The site was already basically built in Twitter Bootstrap, which was a challenge for me, as the HTML needed to work with Bootstrap by default is less than ideal. However I tweaked it to get it working with the design I had created.