From the beginning, we wanted this project to stand out from other energy efficiency industry websites (most have a tendency to preach to the converted via long 3,000 word pages of dense, jargon-heavy how-tos).
The goal of this site: introduce concepts and inspire action.
CONTENT-DRIVEN, RAPID PROTOTYPING
We needed to create a vehicle for delivering bite-sized messages. Focusing on content and using Zurb’s Foundation framework gem, I was able to deliver a rapid prototype to share with the design team and client for feedback. This led us to the tip gallery concept that eventually became a primary design component.
Some of the technologies used in development:
2. jQuery (including Masonry/Isotope Galleries)
a. Custom post types
b. Custom taxonomies
4. Forms that create new posts
5. Using HTML5 data attribute to sort/filter by tags via jQuery
6. Strong IE8 compatibility
7. Source Control Management (GIT) with FTP-free deployment.