Oradell Animal Hospital of Paramus New Jersey is one of the largest and best animal and pet care centers in the world. But its website was old and they were losing the graphics designer who did their updates. Their marketing director was looking for new ways to connect with their current clients and customer base. I recreated their current site’s structure and design in Wordpress with custom page templates, adding social sharing and other functionality with plugins, shortcodes and widgets.
I just finished this site for Joyce Cordi, a management and business consultant based in San Jose, California. Joyce is passionate about politics and publishes podcasts speaking out about government waste and absurdities. She wanted a customized front page that pulled in content from her about and bio pages along with selected posts on various topics. I used a combination of custom page templates and shortcodes for her new WordPress website.
Repairing and rebuilding Profoto-USA’s blog on photographic lighting techniques and equipment. This was a fun job as I got to learn how to replace Wordpress 2 theme technology with WP 3.0 functions and features.
I just finished a major project for Tom Watson, author of CauseWired, converting his website, onPhilanthropy.com, from a custom CMS to Wordpress. The new site, built on the Arthemia Premium theme, features modifications enabling it to carry ads from multiple sources, RSS feeds from companion sites and customized widget titles.
My client wanted to have their authors’ photos appear with their published articles. In this article, I describe how I wrote a Wordpress filter – my first – to prepend an image to the content on the home and single post pages.
Federal Criminal Practice Blog — I just completed another Wordpress blog for a client of my good friend and associate, David Schiffer, of DLS Design. David built a beautiful, static site for Gregory Poe, a lawyer in federal criminal law practice.
Thinking of starting a Website to publish your thoughts or promote your business? While you can create “a site in just minutes – No HTML necessary!”, knowing the basics of the Web’s markup language and how it provides information to search robots about your site, influencing your site’s ranking, will give you an edge in building your online business.
Humintell.com, a website project I worked on this past Spring for the Landsman Communications Group recently launched. Humintell is about Microexpression Analysis—the understanding of the underlying emotions of people by looking for universal facial expressions that flick on and off in less than a second. I built the Humintell website using Wordpress, modifying the Minimal theme to match the graphical design, typography and layout from graphic designer, Dean Meyers.
Google announced their plan to introduce the Google Chrome OS into the market for PC operating systems. Essentially, it’s a Web OS that intelligently integrates on-line and local resources to provide a slick interface for managing all the content consumption, creation and sharing we routinely do. Larry Aronson examines some of the possible consequences.
WWW — Should we continue to use the www. prefix in our Web addresses?