Posts Tagged ‘ WordPress ’

Gary M. Collins

Dec 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Portfolio

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 […]



Lawless For Maryland

Nov 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Portfolio

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.



Local Stalker

Oct 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Portfolio

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.



8 Tips for Adding a Compelling Page or Blog Post

Oct 16th, 2009 | By | Category: How-To

I’ve devel­oped a lot of web­sites over the years, for a lot of peo­ple. I’ve devel­oped them for peo­ple who were seri­ous about mak­ing them work, and I’ve done them for peo­ple who were just dip­ping their toe in the Inter­net pool. What I’ve learned is, peo­ple with no goals when it comes to the on-line expe­ri­ence won’t last long. I’ve done some spec­tac­u­lar work for peo­ple who lost inter­est after the fact, not because I wasn’t there to help them along the way, but because they didn’t know what they were doing there in the first place.



Using Template Files In WordPress

Oct 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: How-To

For some rea­son my clients always have weird require­ments for pages. Thank­ful­ly, Word­press has a way. I remem­ber read­ing a post on a forum recent­ly where a user asked the ques­tion, “I cre­at­ed a Page and on that Page I want to list all posts in a spec­i­fied cat­e­go­ry. How do I do this?” Nat­u­ral­ly, one user decid­ed to tell the guy it was impos­si­ble and that he should just stick to the sta­tus quo. This post is more for that doo­fus than it is for the guy who asked.



Three WordPress Plugins You Must Have

Sep 26th, 2009 | By | Category: How-To

There are sev­er­al more plu­g­ins I find indis­pen­si­ble, but these three are the post edit pow­er­house I use to keep things tidy and user friend­ly. Two of them require API keys, but all are free, like most oth­er Word­Press relat­ed plu­g­ins. Give them a shot. I can’t blog with­out them.



Ain’t Misbehavin’ Gentle Dog Training

Sep 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Portfolio

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.



Smith Investment Management

Sep 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Portfolio

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.



Timeout Equine and Pet Sitting Service

Sep 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Portfolio

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. […]



My Ex The Nutjob

Sep 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Portfolio

I made heavy use of golds, oranges and yel­lows in this design, with reds as accent col­ors. Prob­a­bly the only non-offen­sive col­or in the whole mess is the blue text. It’s some­thing to behold. His cur­rent wife­said, “It’s pret­ty!” when she saw it. What­ev­er you say, sweety…