Formerly known as Echo Memoirs, Echo Storytelling Agency hired us to help them with the development and the launch of their new website. Echo has been crafting award-winning stories since 1999 and the work that they do, required a website revamp. The old website was small, difficult to update and didn’t look good on tablets and phones. In addition, their work now expands to much more than books and thus the new company name.
Pound & Grain were hired to design a new visual concept for Echo and we converted their design into a WordPress theme. The website is simple but contains different types of content per page. As a result, Advanced Custom Fields were widely used and multiple slideshow were integrated. Delightful and compelling images are found throughout the site and content was revised to better suit this new layout. The blog posts were also updated with large featured images to create a compelling visual layout.
Although carousels and sliders are easy to set up with ACF, the different types of slideshow required proved to be challenging. In the end slick.js proved to be a great plugin to use and we were able to get the desired effects. The timeline, which proved to be our biggest challenge was set up simply by creating images for each step. As a result each step is easy to update and additional ones will equally be easy to add as the story of this wonderful company continues.