Beyond the Barricade

Andy Reiss’ show Beyond the Barricade was about to go on tour again and he needed a new website fast!

He’d seen Seán Cullen’s site and really liked the scrolling home page. But we wanted a more flexible template so I showed Andy the Mana theme on ThemeForest.

It has a great menu system with large buttons and icons that can also be used in the drop-downs:

beyond the barricade menu

I used Mana‘s Team page template to create the Cast section. When you hover your mouse over each image it turns into a colour picture:

beyond the barricade cast

We wanted to find a great way to showcase the incredible reviews Beyond the Barricade has received. I decided to build a dynamic slider where the quotes would fly in over the top of shots of the show:

beyond the barricade slider

One of Mana‘s most useful features is its built-in gallery function. I usually use the NextGen Gallery plugin, but found the gallery in Mana way easier to use.

beyond the barricade galleryI’m so happy with the way the Beyond the Barricade website turned out. It’s so different from the Half Price Teen Tours site, which I also built using Mana. It just shows you how versatile this template can be!


Marilla Wex is the founder and owner of Wex Sites.