I’m happy to announce the launch of the new website for American Sealants Inc, a leading supplier of silicone sealants and adhesives. This was a great project, the guys at ASI were (and are) some of the best clients I’ve ever had, and I got to use a lot of the shiny new tools in WordPress 3.x, including custom taxonomies and custom post types.
One of the highlights of this project was creating the little color chips that are visible in the sidebar of each individual product:
ASI provided me with a bristol board containing samples of each of the colors they supply. I scanned the board into my computer, then used the eyedropper tool in Photoshop to grab an exact color match. I then used the gradient tool to try to simulate the glossy finish of each color.
Finally, I built a custom tool from the WordPress admin panel that allows them to simply check off which colors are available for any given product. When the page is loaded, it checks which colors are available and replaces them with the visual color samples.
Color Picker Tool:
It might not seem like much, but it’s these little touches that really separate a Studio 625 website from the rest.
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