WordPress Custom Theme Development for a Musician
Crank up the banjo and violin; it’s time for a good ol’ fashioned ho-down. Nick is a bluegrass guitar player based out of Boston, who has ditched his MySpace page in favor of a custom WordPress site. The custom theme gives him full ability to update all his menus, content, and sidebars. The site was designed by Alex Disebastian, and the header graphic was created by Grace Van’t Hof.
The site uses HTML5, and started from an HTML5Boilerplate base. CSS3 is used, where possible, for rounded corners, shadows, and a few hover transitions. @font-face is used for custom heading fonts. The site also integrates various scripts and plugins:
- Official NivoSlider Plugin
- Lightbox-Plus Plugin, which uses ColorBox
- Mailing list signup through Mailchimp
- A customized jPlayer for the home page audio (HTML5-based)