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Casa Victoria

Casa Victoria is a funky furniture shop in the hip Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. With inventory ranging from 1930’s art deco pieces through to matching President Lincoln book ends – they have a lot of stuff to show off and were looking for an easy way to do it that didn’t involve trekking to a “web guy” every week.

Casa Victoria La - by Kilted Chaos

The approach here was to make the site as image heavy as possible without slowing it down. Use of CSS image sprites add interest while keeping page loads light and a cunning twist on category management allows the owners to easily arrange their inventory while maximizing visibility.

To keep server space down, product images are stored on Flickr and to ensure maximum visibility have a creative commons license – increasing the possibility that Casa Victoria inventory will be seen on other sites. To add a new item the owners simple create a new blog post – paste in the id of the product image on Flickr and the Flickr product set into the shortcode and bam – a new product is listed within the right category – couldn’t be easier.

Add to that a simple styling job on the Casa Victoria Twitter and Facebook pages – hook everything together and you have a super easy to use and incredibly effective approach to promoting a local business.

  • PLATFORM - Wordpress
  • Theme - Thesis 1.6
  • Key Plugins: Flickr Gallery (Easy images + added SEO)
  • Price point of Site: $550

Save Time - Do It Yourself...

Remember when you had had to wait ages for your “web guy” to make the changes to your website and then he’d charge you a small fortune for the privilege? Kilted Chaos believes that changing the words and pictures on your website should be easy, so easy in fact that you don’t have to waste time waiting on others – you can do it yourself.

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We at Kilted Chaos push the use of a blog platform for the simple reason that it makes it easy for you – the non techie – to tell visitors about your business. This doesn’t mean that we’re going to give you a website that looks like a blog – the last thing you need is to HAVE to write new stuff for your site – unless your business is writing – that’s probably the last thing you need.

When we design your website it is highly unlikely that we’ll use the word “blog” in the menu navigation, nor would we suggest you use the word “News”. There’s nothing worse than clicking on the news menu on a website and reading a post that’s 4 months old. We suggest using headers like Promotions or Specials – this is where you write about what your business has on offer this week, this month. In the same way that you would change the signage in store to reflect a new promotion – you change the text on your website.

Kilted Chaos will show you where to quickly and easily put your words and images so that your site is always up to date and looking good. It’s like using Word – only easier.

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Photo Credit: Torley on Flickr

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