In late 2016, I worked with Justin and the Notion team on a redesign of their website. Notion is a London independent magazine that covers the intersection of music and fashion, and needed a website that matched their stunning photography.
Justin had created a genuinely stunning design and I was so stoked to take on the challenge of realising it into the code. It was an exciting technical challenge in a number of ways, which was initially surprising as the site uses a lot of WordPress’ native functionality for posts and categories. Below are some of the most interesting challenges overcome:
- Creation of a ‘Locations’ taxonomy for Posts to allow for easily placing of articles in key featured areas, such as the carousel or the bottom ‘Editors Picks'
- A completely custom pop-up gallery, with each item having a unique URL, to be both easily editable on the back-end and to allow for URL tracking. You can see an example here: http://notionmagazine.com/nadia-rose-village-underground
- A special post template (literally, until halfway through the project, WordPress didn’t allow for post templates, only on pages) for special long-form content: http://notionmagazine.com/loyle-carner-is-mindful
- Some custom PHP to allow for a Trending and Related posts functionality, you can see an example here: http://notionmagazine.com/alexander-english-photographs-coexistence
This was easily one of my most favourite projects from an aesthetic perspective. The design was just so clean and crisp, and yet retains personality and feeling. I hope you enjoy it as well!
Key Elements: WordPress Theme Development, WordPress Customiser, ACF Pro, HTML5, CSS3 Elements, PHP, jQuery, Website Migration, Hosting