As a professional web developer, who got into computers because of games, it’s crazy to think it has taken me so long to make one of my own. It’s a port of the party game Celebrity. Never heard of it? That’s ok, it’s pretty simple (Rules).
Be nice to it, it’s still needs a lot of polish, but the core is there.
Celebrity – Site
Soiled went live with their new site to correspond with the release of their second issue, and I couldn’t be happier with how the theme turned out.
I got a beautiful mockup from Joseph Altshuler.
It gave me a great starting point, and after a few trials we pared it down a little bit. Something I loved about this project was working with the hierarchy of information, and getting it to fit within the workings of WordPress. While the site is basically a blog, the specific issue associated with a post proved to be important enough that it needed to be pulled out from the normal list of tags. I solved this by making each issue a category which feels like the elegant solution because it silos the content in a way that makes sense to the content Soiled Team, and has the bonus of giving posts a cleaner URL (soiledzine.org/issues/issue-name/post-name/ instead of soiledzine.org/year/month/day/post-name).
This was a blast to make, and I’m excited to say that there will definitely be more to come on this project. For now, you can see the template in action here.