Information Overload Resources Group
The work done on this website was to collapse two sites into one. The primary website is IORG. The site that was collapsed into it, though technically it was done the other way around, was Information Overload Resource Center. The posts and functionality related to that site now live within the “Resource Center” section of the “new” site, accessed by a menu of the same name. Custom development was performed to allow for the flipping of menus depending upon the area of the new site one is on, the displaying of posts specific to a given site area and retaining the functionality related to contributing content to the “Resource Center” section of the site. The final step of this project was to flip the hosting of IORG to another provider.
Doing a bit of this and that from hardening the site and adding a protective plugin (site was previously hacked), to making some minor cosmetic changes and providing some SEO consulting.
Portola Garden Tour
Replaced the theme of the site with my responsive theme along with incorporating all new graphics, web form and customized home page and header.
Integrated a separate blog into this one-page website. Also performed some SEO and security upgrades.
American Eagle Fine Art
Integrated custom Post fields to allow for the filtering of paintings based upon their status (e.g., new acquisition, sold), recording of various pricing (e.g., purchase, selling, sold) and then utilized these fields to filter custom posts within painting gallery pages via custom page templates. Also updated the Post admin listing to display these custom fields in the list. Integrated contact links from a listing of painters to automagically populate the subject field of the contact form.
This was an update to an existing HTML/PHP website. It included a total shift of the home page from an HTML page to a PHP page, incorporating a new layout that has a contact/news section as well as a linkable slide show of featured projects.
Standardized header and footer files were created as well as a function file with a set of custom scripts to alleviate some of the redundancy, typo’s, missing items…. These new sections were applied to all pages, replacing a lot of each page with the new consistent header and footer plus the additional set of variables for setting the dynamic page elements, such as, page titles, description and images. Pages now use a simpler, consistent, maintainable set of code/content.
These additions allowed for adding in easier handling of the Page titles and description for better SEO, getting Google Analytics on every page, not just the home page, and adding the share button to all pages. Overall graphics adjustments were made to ensure all pages were consistently dropping into the same area and the project loading graphic was re-worked.
This project consisted of the creation of a custom page containing six sections, 5 of which can be adjusted by the user. These five areas provide the ability to show the most recent 10 posts for the selected tag / category. This was a very involved development and included jQuery and Ajax to provide for nice transitions and the ability to change a section without reloading the page. This work also relied on a total white labeling of the subscription and login flow within WordPress. All touch points are now customized and do not bring up the standard WordPress register, login or related forms.
Reviewed and made adjustments to a new custom WordPress theme developed by Dr. Root. This included ensuring proper elements were included, replacement of deprecated methods and adherence to WordPress theme standards. Also added a sidebar area to the theme and created some styling around a plugin that will be used to display the video library.
A fun project in that it took me back to earlier days and also solidified my high regard of WordPress. Upgraded two sites, OphthoBooks and RootAtlas, from WordPress v2.2 to WordPress v3.5.1. All the standard precautions taken and a local test run on each and we were off. I was able to do a manual install and the automated database upgrade went without a hitch. WordPress is Awesome!!! No updates to the theme were made but some plugins had to be retired as they hadn’t been updated in YEARS. On the flip side, several were running strong. WordPress v2.2, Stan Getz, was released on May 16, 2007.
Got an opportunity to work with a fellow website development house. Reworked the header and footer of the site including the addition of a newsletter sign-up form.