Finally getting things going here at Perishable.biz. Lots of work went into creating this site and getting it to function exactly as I wanted it. The underlying structure of the site is designed to facilitate long-term archiving of my graphical chunks collection.
From file naming and formatting conventions to file paths and organizational architecture of the files themselves, rest assured that every detail was accounted taken into consideration. In addition to the core management of graphical content, the site also strives to provide a powerful user-interface.
As the site continues to be populated with content, visitors will enjoy a variety of flexible methods of interacting, sorting, and viewing the content. The theme design itself makes much of this possible, as the different types of page views — archive, search, tag, single, and so on — display the content in different ways.
For example, archive views show thumbnails along with post information and will display up to 25 posts per page. Category views show thumbnails only to facilitate easy browsing. Likewise, single views are designed with rapid navigation in mind, as “previous” and “next” buttons facilitate expedient surfing around the site.
Of key administrative importance, the diverse array of functionality embodied within the Perishable.biz site is accomplished with no plugins, no custom functions, and no hacks — just a proper installation of 100% pure virgin WordPress, which will be a snap to upgrade indefinitely.
The key to designing a plugin-free website? Custom loops and custom fields. Custom loops enable diverse types of content display, while custom fields enable organized content management in the most flexible, forward-thinking way possible. In other words, future themes and new site designs should be a breeze.