Mary McAdams is a Des Moines area folk artist who was becoming super well known in the area. Mary hired my friend Mindy Hoskin as her designer - and Mindy approached me to bring her designs to life.
Having a small web budget and not a lot of time, I used this opportunity to brush up my WordPress skills.
I was able to build Mindy's designs out into a WordPress template and still keep a lot of the custom functionality that Mary wanted.
Along with her blog, Mary also wanted a lot of multimedia - photos, video, a music player, show times, downloads, etc.
For photos, I was able to customize one of the many WordPress Flickr plugins to work with Mindy's design.
Show times and the Music player were powered by Mary's ReverbNation account. To make show times work, I hooked her ReverbNation calendar RSS feed to FeedBurner BuzzBoost and embedded the generated BuzzBoost into her blog accordingly.
Combined with Mary's active social networking, I think we were successful in getting all of her info in front of an audience in an elegant way.