John Marston

Jana Addis of Moxie Tuesday approached me to bring the stunning work of Stz’uminus artist John Marston to the web, just in time for the unveiling of his commission for BC ferries. The site houses a virtual gallery that shows John’s skill and attention to detail up close via professional photography. A standard bio is also included, but also a collection of featured articles that chronicle the artist’s journey.

The Foundation framework is used here, courtesy of JointsWP which is my favourite WordPress starter theme. It continues to receive updates to integrate new versions of Foundation as they are tested and released. SASS is used for clean and segmented styles which I manage and compile with CodeKit. I had a bit of fun with the parallax effect and animations on the gallery items, though they did take a while to tune properly and are disabled on mobile to ensure a good experience.

I really love Autoptimize, a WordPress plugin that excels at minification and file caching. WP Smush handles image optimization now that the site is finished, though I find that a pass through tinyPNG or a similar compression service is better when first drafting a site.

This site was completed in partnership with Moxie Tuesday.

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  • Parallax background
  • Gallery animation
  • ACF – custom entry fields