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Gary M. Collins

Tweet This is anoth­er polit­i­cal site that was done using Word­Press. Gary man­ages the cam­paign of the last polit­i­cal site I did. The back­ground employs very wide (1400 px) jpgs that have a fab­ric tex­ture, and a lit­tle CSS3 for those of you that use a real brows­er like Fire­fox 3.5 or Safari (in case you missed it, that’s a jab at those […]

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Lawless For Maryland

This site is yet anoth­er Word­Press imple­men­ta­tion mak­ing heavy use of tem­plate files and cus­tom scripts per page. Word­Press seems ide­al­ly suit­ed for polit­i­cal cam­paigns and polit­i­cal web­sites for it’s sim­plic­i­ty and ease of main­te­nance. The idea with this site was to make it look pro­fes­sion­al and make use of social tech­nolo­gies which politi­cians are start­ing to real­ize are nec­es­sary and smart.

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An E Button That likely Won’t be Used

It’s a glassy but­ton using a font that is made to resem­ble an eye. If you can think of a pur­pose for it, let me know.

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Local Stalker

As per the way busi­ness has gone late­ly, it’s a Word­Press blog theme. I love work­ing with Word­Press, and so do my clients. They get up and run­ning fast with an ele­gant look­ing design, and they can put what­ev­er they want on it with a very shal­low learn­ing curve. If you are pay­ing some­one for updates, you owe it to your­self to look into Word­Press.

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O.M.F.G. This Sucks

The site was designed to be kitschy and obnox­ious, which I think we accom­plished, but it was also sup­posed to be sim­ple. No move­ment (that isn’t an ad) and no crazy plu­g­ins that do crazy things… Just a site where you can go and get a laugh at the expense of oth­ers.

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Ain’t Misbehavin’ Gentle Dog Training

We start­ed with a wood grain pho­to (from my old house) and fad­ed it to a bright brown, then laid some graph­ics on it with a translu­cent con­tent pane. He is actu­al­ly a very good writer, and he also does a lot of legal work with ani­mals and ani­mal relat­ed orga­ni­za­tions. He’s actu­al­ly help­ing the state of PA write anti-abuse and anti pup­py mill laws.

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Smith Investment Management

We took a few back­end items in this site and made them work togeth­er, so there is an under­ly­ing mem­ber­ship (con­ti­nu­ity) com­po­nent, as well as a pay­ment gate­way and newslet­ter func­tion. It has an auto-respon­der and a few oth­er nifty gad­gets, all on a sim­ple, almost min­i­mal­ist sub­strate. The whole thing involved a great deal of edu­ca­tion so that the client could man­age the site him­self.

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Independent Struggle

I did this site for fun, but I still dig it. I want to have more time to update it and put inter­est­ing things on it. The pur­pose of this site is to chron­i­cle my jour­ney toward ener­gy inde­pen­dence. It hap­pens to be pret­ty green.

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Chesapeake Tree and Outside Services

…they want­ed a classy web­site that resem­bled wood and had a good deal of nat­ur­al col­or. I got to play around with this design, so there was a lot of room for exper­i­men­ta­tion.

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Timeout Equine and Pet Sitting Service

Tweet I enjoy sites like this. They’re a-tra­di­­tion­al, mild­ly grungy, not dark, but not light and use com­plete­ly non-stan­­dard col­ors. I have to hand it to the client on this one. She had a vision and made me real­ize it. I love work­ing with clients who know exact­ly what they want and wring it out of me in the short­est pos­si­ble time. […]

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