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Client Spotlight: Cork Week

In the spotlight this month is Cork Week. It’s a sailing event, for both sailors and spectators alike, that comes to Cork every two years. Now in it’s 18th edition (it kicked off in 1978) it’s certainly proved its worth at enduring stormy seas! JamJo was first approached to redesign the Cork Week website for the 2010 event. We gave it another freshen up for this years event (see it in action here) which is launching just around the corner (7th to 13th July). If you’re about Crosshaven get your sea legs over there.

The website is built using WordPress (a favorite at JamJo) with focus being squarely put on content, content, content. It has all the functionality you might expect from an event based website (registration forms, latest posts, calendar, results, embedded videos etc.) and has a straightforward, no nonsense look bring it all together under the events brand identity. (typographic geekery note: using Google fonts on this one, Francois One ain’t bad for header text I tells ye!)

Why WordPress? Well, it’s often the case that clients request a CMS (content management system) that gives them the ability to manage and organize the content of their website themselves (clues in the name Content Management System I guess!). It’s often promised by web designers and developers alike, but often not delivered. Couple that with the fact that there are a lot of options out there (Joomla!, Drupal, Xpress Engine to name but a few) and you have the stuff of spinning heads!

JamJo has favored WordPress now for a wee bit and we’re certainly seeing clients get stuck into their own websites, keeping them up to date and, perish the thought, maintaining a blog! 🙂 It’s worked particularly well with Cork Week as news, press releases etc. gets fired in with accompanying images and nothing has collapsed! just yet;)

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