I built these two WordPress sites to promote the computer training and editing services of a technical trainer who is fairly proficient with WordPress herself. She specializes in teaching technical skills to students who might have learning/occupational disabilities or need to learn how to use specialized assistive technologies.
I was called in to do the installation and initial configuration of the WordPress platform (basic layout with header and menu bar over content and right sidebar) and to create the graphic elements. My client has updated, extended and maintained her sites ever since.
My client liked the concept of a “learning lighthouse” and asked me to create something with that motif, using her own photographs. I used her “surfers at sunset” as the background image for the site and another sunset scene in the header, merged with her “Santa Cruz lighthouse” photo:
With a client whose name could be mispronounced so many different ways (some, not so flattering) I thought it might be a good idea to put pronunciation clues right in the logo. I reinforced the “BUOB” Rhymes With “CUBE” meme by actually making the logo into a cube, reminiscent of a child’s alphabet blocks. I used the same “cube” logo on both sites, with variations to the coloring and wording.