The owner had been left in a bind by the last person who promised a site; for maybe a year the URL went to “Database Connection Error”. As a small business owner who not only manages the whole operation but does the cooking, Barb wanted a nice site that would not need much in terms of updates. I provided links to maybe 5-8 different responsive HTML5 web templates, and she picked the one I liked, the Barnelli Theme.
It features an image rich front page slider, and an info page with a lot of options to use images and links to other parts of the site, for example the restaurant information page
There are plenty of rollover goodies, like the hours that pop up as an overlay, and the top right image area is a rotating slider set of images. The part we both liked was the design of the menu pages, that features a chalkboard font and background
The menus took a while to design, working from a PDF version of the print menu, but we are pleased with how it turned out.
The template has for a third section an online reservation form that we did not need (they do not take reservations online), so I reconfigured a copy of the restaurant page layout to show off the local arts and gifts they sell (I am still doing some tweaking on these pages)
Since Barb mainly uses her Facebook page to provide updates, I added in widgets to places such as the location/contact page (the contact form took some tweaking too)
This is not as much a one page theme as Treble; this theme has both a static HTML and a version that is all PHP, which afforded some ways to template re-used content sections as includes, and to be able to generate even other tertuiary pages, such as the info about the restaurant
This is actually what the template provides as a blog template, but with some cleanup, I just have it as another page; the three content blocks on the right are reused chunks via PHP includes.
I ended up visiting a few times to take more photos, which is not a bad thing at all since the food there is so good! If you are touring north/central Arizona, or are looking for a great place to eat on a road trip from Phoenix of Flagstaff… check out the Randall House!
The post "A New Web House for the Randall House" was originally slapped on the butt by a cigar smoking doctor yelling "It's a post!" at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2014/03/randall-house/) on March 26, 2014.