Archive for the ‘Houston Web Design’ Category

Wild Flower Theme

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

We have done many WordPress theme designs for clients in the past, but never before have we designed a theme for release to the public until now. Our new Wild Flower theme version 1.0 includes widget support and is based off the popular default theme for WordPress. In the future, we plan to build from this version and morph it into something very unique that includes mutiple plugin support and a fully customizable back-end interface for changing styles without having to know CSS or HTML.

You can download this theme now by clicking here.

Updates for this theme will be posted here when they become available. We will also post details on updates and bug fixes at http://www.s2webdesign.com/wild-flower.html. We wanted to get the general design out now as it is fully functional for those WordPress users looking for a new theme.

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Wild Flower Theme

Wild Flower Theme



Wild Flower Theme

Wild Flower Theme

Looking for Inspiration

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

I occasionally have the discussion with fellow colleagues regarding lack of inspiration when beginning a new web design project. I have found many avenues of inspiration over the years, with some found while surfing the Internet and some while driving down an actual avenue.

That’s right, I tend to get a lot of inspiration by simply driving down the highway and noticing something in the architecture of a building, a billboard, or even in conversation. The hard part is remembering this little piece of inspiration before all is lost. With my short term memory problems, this becomes a task in itself as the days go by. Therefore, even if I do not plan to use the newly found inspiration right away, I will write it down in a log for future use and decide at that time if it is still inspirational to me for the use in a web design project. Not only will I write down this tidbit of inspiration, but I will also keep track of what exactly I like about it and what I would change about it. This will help in the future when you scour over your log of inspiration.

Of course, I also surf the Internet quite a bit looking for ideas as do most others. This is obviously the easiest way to find inspiration as you can cover millions of miles looking for the next best idea versus driving in your car at a whopping 65 mph as ideas slowly pass you by. For those of you not familiar with data transfer rates, it’s much faster than your car will go. I’m getting a little off base here, so we better wrap this up.

I wish you best of luck in your next web design project and may you run into no friction at all when trying to find inspiration. It’s easy to find inspiration once you learn how. Understanding why it’s inspirational is what makes use of it effective. It may be a specific font, color, shape, etc. Use your log of inspiration to remember exactly what makes it inspirational to you.

SaaS Development Project “Storm”

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Houston Web Design company, S2 Web Design, is in the final stages of development for it’s unique SaaS (Software as a Service) product before going into beta testing. “This new service will change the way web masters utilize the different services and products available to them now for managing websites around the world.” — S2 Web Design CTO

S2 Web Design has not yet released specific details on this new SaaS, but they claim it to be the next step in the evolution of Internet technologies related to website management and hosted solutions. The Houston Web Design company hopes to have the final stages of development completed by end of 2009, at which time complete details on the service will be announced. The current code name for the project is “storm”.

The general idea of “storm” is to help any individual or business manage all facets of website management from creation to marketing within a single interface. Advantages of this service will be stability, usability, and scalability with the best feature being that you only pay for what you use. “There’s no point in paying for features and resources you will never use, which is why we are building the service around an a la carte model.” — S2 Web Design CEO