Luxury branded WordPress theme

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $510
  • Entries Received: 6
  • Winner: donatandelic

Contest Brief

We are a luxury Australian cosmetic and medical brand. We are opening a chain of medical and cosmetic clinics in India, and need our new Indian website to reflect the personality of Architects of Skin. We have a Wordpress site in development, and need to fast track the look and feel of the site.

One of the attached files is a (draft) invitation that is being sent to potential stakeholders and contains the branding we need to replicate. Note that it has both dark and light pages.

But this is no ordinary Wordpress site. We want to use specific technologies to future-proof the site. And the end site is to not to get a "looks like a Wordpress site" response - no sidebars and other giveaways.

* CSS Grid is used for all layouts. There is no Bootstrap, Foundation or other grid system to make the site responsive. Flexbox can be used also where required e.g. navigation
* There are no slider plugins, and no Elementor or simliar page builders
* The site uses Woocommerce - all store layouts need to use CSS Grid
* CSS variables are used throughout via root elements and var(--variable) styles. We expect to be able to make a single change in a root element and the site updates accordingly.
* HTML5 elements - main, article, etc
* Background uses SVG and gradients for infinite scaling and performance.
* Plugins are to be kept to a minimum: Bookly booking system, Woocommerce Point of Sale, Contact Form 7, Cloudflare, and very little else.
* Current development site is a light theme throughout. It would be ideal if individual pages can choose a Dark template or a Light Template.
* Most of the site content (products and services) will be stored as Product types using Product Categories and Tags to maintain the structure. Hence CSS Grid layouts should accommodate the various layouts available in WooCommerce.

Considerations:
* This website will form the basis of a future Vuejs frontend
* Keep the customiser options to a minimum - all colour-related options will be changed in the css not stored in the database.
* The MySQL backend will be used in many other back-of-house systems

For contestants, we expect to be able to visit the entry using Firefox Developer Edition and see the words "grid" in the inspection panel - as per screenshot attachment. We don't want surprises when awarding the winner.

We are able to provide existing site content as a Duplicator package for those that request it.

We will endeavour to answer all questions publically here.

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“Super responsive and a pleasure to work with. He understood the difficulties of our project, and couldn't wait to sink his teeth in. The end result was exactly what we wanted.”

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Public Clarification Board

  • gshanbhag525
    gshanbhag525
    • 4 months ago

    Hi, Since !6 hours is a lil bit less time ...I request you to please increase the contest time....So we can provide you with the best entries.

    • 4 months ago
    1. gshanbhag525
      gshanbhag525
      • 4 months ago

      My intentions were not to annoy you Sir/Ma'am. I apologize.

      • 4 months ago
    2. avention
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      Not you Gunesh - it's the platform we're annoyed with!

      • 4 months ago
  • avention
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    Dear all: we are willing to judge entries on ability to perform the tasks required, and not looking for pixel-perfect renditions. We will work with the winner to refine the details. We want to see 1) lattice background as a tiled svg with black/gold gradient on the front page, and white/gold gradient on all other pages. 2) A detailed Woocommerce product page that uses cssgrid to layout the image/the long description/short description/tags and pricing in one grid container as distinct nodes. Other features can come after these core features are proven.

    • 4 months ago
  • vedanthemu
    vedanthemu
    • 4 months ago

    Please check #5

    • 4 months ago
  • avention
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    The theme and child theme of the existing site are available as a zip file via https://www.dropbox.com/s/2l0uvnrgsds8kuf/themes.zip?dl=0

    • 4 months ago
  • avention
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    Do not be scared by the volume of work here - we're using a (child) them of https://themeforest.net/item/quta-a-wordpress-blog-shop-theme/21690664 that has done most of the heavy lifting. The contest is to get a look and feel as per the Invitation file, and relatively few modifications of the php in the child theme to improve the layout of Product pages. We're expecting entries to be black/gold and white/gold in appearance. We will send a Duplicator package of the site for those that request it, rather than putting it out there for everyone. If you're great at replicating an existing paper-based design, great at PHP, and understand the basics of CSS Grid, then this contest is going to be fun.

    • 4 months ago
    1. donatandelic
      donatandelic
      • 4 months ago

      I'd love to give this a try, but I need a duplicator package to be able to work on the child theme and get the look&feel right. Applied as a participant in order to get chat functionality. Looking forward to the reply.

      • 4 months ago
  • gshanbhag525
    gshanbhag525
    • 4 months ago

    Can you please inbox me the duplicator package to work on the child theme....Since the time is bit less...I want to work on it right away.....please drop a message. Thanks.

    • 4 months ago
  • devanshai
    devanshai
    • 4 months ago

    #guaranteed

    • 4 months ago
  • vedanthemu
    vedanthemu
    • 4 months ago

    Please attached the draft file as you mention description

    • 4 months ago
    1. avention
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      It appears that when our (remote) connection went offline, the uploaded files went with it. They have been reattached. Thanks, Hemant.

      • 4 months ago

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