Focal Point eSolutions has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with very capable business owners and create interesting and often uniquely wonderful websites to support these businesses. Our #1 goal of “Building Websites That Build Business” also motivates us to scrutinize the code we use in each website project. If the code comes from the WordPress community we do extreme research to ensure the code is flexible, capable, secure and well-supported by the developers responsible for the code.
Our Award Winning Website, Paint The Coast, Won Best Showcase Website
Several years ago we decided to transition all websites to Formidable Pro’s outstanding form plugin for the contact form used on the site as well as other website functionality. In a WordPress world where many plugins can be used for free, we felt the benefits of using this outstanding product was worth the licensing and support fees. It is a standout product with excellent support and allows integration of custom code to do fun things like we did with Kathy Schumacher’s website for her business, Paint The Coast, a website allowing online signup to scheduled painting parties.
The Paint The Coast website (https://paintthecoast.com) allows Kathy to add new painting parties to a calendar and then once available on the calendar, allows someone to see the featured painting, the date, time and location. Someone can then select the desired party from the calendar, and if seats are still available, can book and pay online. The ability to add a class and the calendar that displays the class schedule (in both calendar and list formats) were built using Formidable Pro’s form software.
Formidable Pro has quite a following, and knowing that their product was being used for many different functions, held a ‘Showcase Your Site’ competition to developers using Formidable Pro. The Formidable Pro team and the Formidable Pro community voted on their favorite websites based upon the capability of the site and the creative use of Formidable’s product.
We felt that Paint The Coast was a great site to submit for the competition and needless to say, we’re thrilled to announce that it was selected as one of two Award-winning sites last month from over 130 websites submitted to the Showcase. Of course, we realize that a major part of the site’s success was the incredible artistic vision Kathy Schumacher put into this website. A renowned local artist, you can also see her fine artwork on her other website, https://schumacherfineart.com/.