Well hello there! Thanks for stopping by and checking out what we are up to over here at Hero Dog Design. We get a lot of questions about what we are using to design our site. We are running the latest version of self-hosted WordPress (they go through stages where they upgrade often, so just assume we are updated to the latest and greatest… though we do usually give it a week or two). We chose to host our site at FatCow.com and after dealing with some certain other big name hosting sites, realized just how lucky we were to find FatCow and their amazing support team that we decided to become affiliates. We *heart* FatCow.com! (plus they are eco-friendly!)
We also use Headway Themes to layout and configure the look and feel of the site. In our opinion, it’s by far the most flexible system for making sure you have the look you want with out spending hours programming. This also helps us keep our costs relatively low. Now, if you want something totally off the wall unique then we can accommodate that through custom CSS code. So basically, Headway Themes is the best of both worlds.
Now, one of the reasons we are undergoing a huge overhaul of our site is that the 2.0.2 version of Headway Themes allows us to do a lot of things that were not previously available in a theme (and, well, I didn’t feel like coding them all in manually). NOW that functionally is there and much easier to create – so little by little we are taking advantage by rearranging the site, the look and feel, and trying out some of the fancy new features!
As we find some favorite things or super nifty ideas for how to change things up, we will share them here. We will also share any other fun design info, trends, funky fun stuff, and basically anything else you want to hear about! Maybe a few cute dog stories too. We will have to feature our mascot here and there for sure!