I found an exciting new use for my 11 Breaking Weather Alert box when I was asked to redesign it as a feature box for a sister station that was covering a devastating wildfire. I snagged a new photo for the background, redesigned the buttons, picked some video and in just a little while the code was ready to roll.
Actually, the whole project gave me a great idea – one that I should probably experiment on in my WordPress designs. Perhaps I can build a featured content box that utilizes custom fields to customize the box.
So far I’ve only built sections that turn on and off conditionally. Perhaps those sections could also have options and conditions within them. It could have a variable background, variable content links, and a variable featured image or text.
It would also be a kickbutt tool for the news business, where fast responses are so vitally important.