Ann Lancaster

Portfolio of the Seattle-based visual artist & graphic designer
© Ann Lancaster


Leading international fansite for Danish indie band Mew.

This recent re-design involved creating a custom WordPress child theme based on the popular "BuddyBoss" parent theme, which focuses on intuitively integrating the "BuddyPress" plugin, bringing a Facebook-like community to WordPress sites. Careful attention to detail meant coordinating versioning and CSS across the theme itself and many plugins (including Alpine PhotoTile for Instagram, BuddyPress, Comic Easel, Include HTML and PHP, NextGEN Facebook (NGFB) social sharing plugin, NextGEN Gallery, and The Events Calendar) as well as integration with Facebook and Twitter. In addition to the BuddyPress community component, the site also includes sections for news, photos, tour information, fanart, interviews, links, and a complete discography. In creating the discography, I scanned hundreds of album covers from my own collection, cleaned up the images in Photoshop, and implemented a custom viewing solution utilizing jQuery UI tabs, accordion, and fancybox plugins. All of the HTML5/CSS3 for this section was handwritten in Dreamweaver.

Technology: WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery UI, Photoshop