We’ve recently been working for Spaced, a design and publishing agency near Bath, doing the web development for their latest project. They’re publishing a graphic novel, Yuri’s Day : The Road to the Stars to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first manned space flight, and needed to publicise it via the web.
They needed an easy to use Content Management System that could create content that was as Search Engine Optimised as possible, but on a lean budget. So that meant WordPress. Sweet-Apple was commissioned to create a custom WordPress skin from the designs Spaced provided, find suitable plugins to enable updating Twitter and FaceBook from within the blog and integrating Mailchimp into the mix.
It’s a fairly radical departure from the average WordPress site and makes use of Custom Post Types, Social Networking integration, email marketing, advanced search engine optimisation and a whole lot more.
The graphic novel will be released in late November and looks absolutely fabulous. Over the coming weeks they’ll be adding more content to the site.
I’ve got my copy ordered already. It’s a fascinating story about one of the epoch making events of the last 20th Century…