Just a little background: The Common Desk is a really well known and popular co-working space in Dallas TX. Our goal was to elevate their branding, update the UX, and help them build a community. This is phase one of the project as we are also building out a backend members only dashboard. Also, I wish I could show everyone the admin panel as well, since frankly its probably our favorite part of the project! (and everyone would appreciate knowing how we leveraged Statamic I’m sure). You’ll just have to take our word for it… it’s cool.
The first big challenge was the fact that we picked this project up mid-project from another agency, that well… you know… anyways… So with that in mind - we had to really break down some existing paradigms to ultimately create a site that was functional, branded appropriately, and communicated the right tone. On top of all that, we had to convince the client that leaving WP was a great idea. Thankfully the power of Statamic and all the customizations we implemented for them won them over easily. The second big challenge was working with their SEO team that had done a ton of work already on their old site (in WP). To do this, we collaborated with their SEO team to create the ideal tool for them to use. What started as an issue, turned into a real win-win as we now have an awesome SEO tool to addon to sites in the future.
We used a variety of add ons in this build to really drive home the best UX for the backend user. Particularly globals, section tabs, and override.
- Shoutout to @levineuland and his Origin theme, which gave us the initial base for our SEO work.