Given an ‘Honorable Mention‘ by Awwwards. The Rum Kitchen approached me with a contemporary design for their previously very standard website. The new design was colourful, confident and we all agreed – pretty damn awesome. The site they had at the time was on Squarespace and they wanted the power of WordPress... so it was a case of completely starting from scratch.
Using the designer’s Sketch file, I produced a pixel-perfect WordPress powered site, which included a custom integration to their email marketing API, as well as booking system and Spotify playlists.
The design was build into a completely bespoke WordPress theme. Using a system called Advanced Custom Fields, I was able to make every page updatable from within WordPress, despite the complex animations and elaborate layouts, using an intuitive and flexible backend. 😅
Once the site went live it was really well regarded amongst the design as well as the development community, eventually narrowly missing out on a Site Of The Day award but achieving an Honorable Mention at Awwwards.
Following the launch of the site, I helped The Rum Kitchen to produce one of the industy's first dynamic menus with logic to tailor the menu to different allergies and dietary requirements.
Get your sunglasses on ready for this one!