UK Feminista

This custom WordPress theme for campaign group UK Feminista was a labour of love. But look hard at the detail: smudges of colour bleed into the margins; images, fonts and maps are grungy and overlap, subtle patterns and textures generate space, and if you care to sign up, the form fades and animates. And the vast majority of the content is editable! Yes I'm indebted to the designer, but this was a great piece of coding work too.

The Client

UK FeministaMy new friends at Hands Up Digital were working on a new WordPress website for campaigning group UK Feminista.  With recent mentions in the national press (also here), and with their annual summer school imminent the organisation and their website were having a high-profile boom.

The Job

Hands Up needed a WordPress-based website.  They needed a quality job done to a tight deadline at a reasonable cost.  The design was intricate with many different textured backgrounds, grungy image overlays, custom widgets, forums, interactive sliders and contact forms.

The build needed to keep the site as flexible as possible in terms of layout and imagery, and as easy as possible to add and edit content.

The Result

The job was a labour of love, but Oikos, Hands Up and UK Feminista are all really pleased with the result.  Look hard at the detail: smudges of colour bleed into the margins; images, fonts and maps are grungy and overlap, subtle patterns and textures generate space, and if you care to sign up, the form fades and animates.  And the vast majority of the content is editable.

Yes, I’m indebted to the designer, Ben Hanbury, but I also used every trick I had up my sleeve, and a few that I didn’t.

We even worked long and late helping Hands Up put the site live, taking care of the DNS and hosting issues associated with site migration at a busy time for UK Feminista when service availability was crucial.

Client

UK Feminista via Hands Up