Some of My Work
Zombie Eye Photography
This is a WordPress install with custom theme that I designed for an audio post-production studio in Bologna, Italy. The layout mock-up I generated in Illustrator along with the logo. The end product features most of the layout elements recreated with pure css3, a practice I am very happy to engage in more and more as all modern browsers’ css3 support rounds out! Like many of my custom WordPress themes it features a Jquery powered slideshow in the header, a custom discography manager, audio player, language switcher and client log-in account management (including a large file transfer service built in!)
Inland Valley Business Community Foundation
Here’s an example of a large scale project that’s a full blown social network running on WordPress with the help of Buddypress. It features members-only access to the social network with subscription purchases directly integrated with Paypal, an online store (also directly integrated with Paypal) for selling the communities products as well as customized photo and video management, event management and calendars (including online event ticket sales integrated with… you guessed it… Paypal!)
A brochure style website for an italian extermination company, the layout for this site was designed in Photoshop to client specifications and converted into a WordPress custom theme. It features a JQuery homepage slideshow which the client can edit from the WordPress back-end administration pages, and a coupon management system allowing the client to regularly update the site with special offers for their clients which they can print and distribute as needed. A call to action contact form is also found on the site’s front page.
Rustblade Label and Distribution
Here’s an example of a larger scale project I recently completed for an independent record label using the WordPress code-base as the CMS (content management system). It features a robust e-commerce solution with online store, shopping cart, and catalog stock management, artist roster management, news posts management, and more. All of these are easily run by the client from the Wordpress back-end administration pages. The graphic artwork that frames the site was provided by Matteo Nuti, a graphic illustration master, which I developed into a custom WordPress theme.
Trucco Semipermanente Bologna
Here we have a fresh WordPress install with a custom theme I designed based on a concept of presenting a fair amount of informational content without seeming overbearing. I accomplished this by incorporating Jquery powered sliding content panels that keep the amount of text onscreen at any one time to a minimum while putting the site visitor in a position to easily get to the information that is most pertinent to them, while the client can easily manage each panel’s content from the site’s back-end admin interface. I’ve also integrated Google Maps and a language switcher to the site.
G Souder’s Kung Pow Chicken
This is an example of a straightforward WordPress blog installation and custom theme design. The client wanted to get up and running quickly and wanted a smooth clean look that was pleasant and not overbearing (allowing the content to steal the show!) I custom designed the layout in Illustrator and Photoshop, converted it to XHTML/CSS, and then developed it as a custom WordPress theme. Last step was to customize the WordPress install to give the client an easy to manage straightforward admin interface. As a later upgrade to the sites header I added a JQuery powered animation that rotates through random quotes from the clients Twitter feed.
This is a site I originally developed as a custom CMS to give the client a streamlined interface for managing the site’s content. Recently he was interested in developing the site into a much more robust application that would allow him to integrate client and job management, mailing lists and newsletters, a store, and allow client interaction. I did this by rebuilding the site completely within WordPress 3+ (which has grown into a full fledged CMS and allowed me to accomplish all his wishes without having to reinvent the wheel!)
This site was hand coded in PHP to give the client a simple content management system for updating the pages text as well as managing a catalog of items in various categories. I integrated the client’s pre-existing blog into the site as well keeping the overall management of the site familiar and simple, with little to no learning necessary to self manage the sites content. Product images and logo were provided by the client and the rest of the visual elements I generated in Illustrator.