Project: Bread & Courage CMS Website Design & Development

If you’re not hungry, you will be after browsing recipes and gorgeous photography on Bread & Courage by Isabel Cowles. Isabel also loves her planet as much as she loves food so when she’s not in the kitchen, she can be found blogging for the Huffington Post’s Green section.

Bread & Courage features a handy dandy cooking timer (for all you multi-taskers out there) and a measurement calculator to use while creating some of Isabel’s scrumptious dishes.

“If you want a website that is eye-catching, streamlined and contemporary from a team that works with you hands on–literally on a day-to-day basis–then I suggest you connect with the folks at Zulu Creative. Here’s why…

In December of 2008 I started thinking about turning my cooking blog into a more professional website. I began researching companies that month, but nothing really stuck: I found it difficult to find a web designing team that seemed at once highly professional but also young enough to understand the style I was going for.

I met with countless web designers, and finally discovered Zulu Creative by admiring the website of a bar in town I especially love. I looked through the rest of the Zulu portfolio and discovered that many of my favorite shops, cafes, bars and organizations in Houston had used Zulu for their websites and marketing.

I worried that they would be way out of my price range, but decided to call anyway. They were willing to work with my budget and got started with a ridiculously close deadline. Before they began working, I met face to face with the entire team and explained what I do and what I was looking for. Within a week they had drafts of site architecture for me to look at. Within a month they showed me a first draft and were very amenable to making changes. I even asked them to redo the entire look of the site, and they obliged–just to make sure I was happy.

After my site was up and running they invited me to the Zulu office for a full tutorial, and were incredibly patient as I learned how to manage all of my tags, categories, photos and entries. The best part: they had a box of organic cupcakes waiting for me! I highly recommend the Zulu team, if you’re looking for people you’d trust with your time, money and brand. They’ll also invite you to some really cool parties and are probably the most connected people in Houston… Sometimes when I’m home and have a free moment, I open up my website and drool at the design. It’s really, really beautiful. Thank you ZULU!”

Isabel Cowles, Bread & Courage Cook & Scribbler