Hotel Villas El Parque

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Role: Designer, WordPress Developer
When: Winter 2013
Tools Used: XHTML/CSS, PHP, WordPress, Photoshop

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What: Hotels Villas El Parque is a resort in Costa Rica that was looking to put together a site that showed off the beautiful scenery as well as captured the attention and reservations of potential customers.

Using large background images and keeping a strong focus on the imagery that the client provided we wanted to give a good sense of the experience of Costa Rica. I put together some PSDs that really showed off the beauty of the scenery and the rooms that are available to stay in.

We incorporated custom post types to handle the rooms and created a custom reservation service that allowed folks to reserve their rooms online. The ticketing system then posted to a widget on the WordPress dashboard to make it easy for the client to see upcoming reservations and folks that still needed a call to finalize.

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John Hartley is a Director of Product Engineering at Beam Dental in Columbus, OH. With 5+ years of leadership experience he has worked in startups, agencies, and began his career as a freelance Front End Developer. Always looking to iterate, this blog is a place for him to share his knowledge as well as hone his craft, challenge assumptions, and build a strong base of leadership and management knowledge. Connect with him on LinkedIn

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