info@workbox.com (877) 473-9016

Blog

Viantgroup.com: Tombstones, Transactions, Industries, News

Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Shameless Self-PromotionWeb DesignWordPress Plugins

Workbox is very pleased to announce the launch of Viant Group’s new website at http://www.viantgroup.com.

As with all custom design implementations we build in WordPress, it’s the little details that get us excited. Here are some of them:

Transactions

Viant Tombstone ThumbnailsOur “transactions” user interface in WordPress lets Viant add a single image (a “tombstone,” as it is called in the financial world) that will automatically appear:

1. In the homepage “scroller” (Jquery!).

2. On appropriate team member pages:
http://www.viantgroup.com/our-team/scott-smith/

3. On appropriate services pages:
http://www.viantgroup.com/services/mergers-acquisitions/sell-a-company/

4. On appropriate industry pages (about the various industries they serve):
http://www.viantgroup.com/industries/internet-online-advertising/

5. On the page listing all transactions (sortable by industry categories):
http://www.viantgroup.com/transactions/

In support of this, we also helped Viant build an open-source “tombstone” template that they can use to create their own image files in OpenOffice Draw.

News & Events

We integrated our standard News & Events widget along with the sidebar feature that shows the three latest news items automatically. Check it out:
http://www.viantgroup.com/services/raising-capital/

A Bright, Friendly, Professional Design

viant_screen

Our design director, Stephanie Heald, did a great job capturing the look the Viant team wanted, and Viant is delighted with Trish Tunney’s photography (www.trishtunney.com).

WordPress Plugins

We built 11 special plugins that make the admin UI easier for the Viant folks (and all of our WordPress clients) to use. These plugins help them manage or automate the neat bits of functionality utilized in Viant’s custom WordPress theme – all built by Artemy Kudryavtsev, our technical director.

In any event …

We hope you find Viant’s new site to be easy to understand, easy to navigate and easy on the eyes. If you or anyone you know needs help with website consulting, marketing, design or development, please let us know!

With best wishes,

Eric Weidner