Tue, 09 Apr 2013
Mon, 15 Oct 2012
My best challenge for this compendium of Jewish LGBT resources was the highly-classified equality guide geo search. The “I’m looking for” menu (enhanced with Chosen) allows geo searches for specific taxonomy terms and also some pre-defined combinations of terms. The separate, extra-important affiliation selector combines with this choice. Whew! There were lots of other features elsewhere on the site for me to dig into also, making this a large and satisfying project. The rest of the team came from Free Range Studios and Vernal creative.
Fri, 30 Mar 2012
This is my first BuddyPress site, made once again in cahoots with vernal creative and free range studios. The social functions let member organizations share ideas and tools, while non-member visitors may browse the organization directory, tools, publications, blog, news, and more. The interface sports a couple of varieties of jQuery sliders, data tables, custom widgets, Geo Mashup map, and a lot of BuddyPress enhancements for members and administrators.
Wed, 18 Jan 2012
Ever seen a map of custom markers synchronized with thumbnail images in a content flow that dynamically loads content including tabs, post listings, and a slide show? I hadn’t either! I was not certain it could be done, but perseverance paid off. The map is tied to the thumbnails, so an item selected in either one updates the other, and loads a bunch more relevant content below. Members can use a gravity form to add their organization to the map. The work was part of a theme makeover by Vernal Creative.
Mon, 22 Aug 2011
This is a Geo Mashup site focused on Iceland’s capital city. I implemented a custom info window with the nice touch of a colored border to match the color of the clicked marker. This is a great example of a site that uses Geo Mashup well with just a touch of customization to make it distinctive.
Fri, 12 Aug 2011
I did a lot of custom WordPress development for this site, but the highlight is the browsing interface for their large library of publications. Publications are presented in a table using the great open source DataTables jQuery plugin. We needed even more filtering abilities to refine the table contents, so I wrote an add on for DataTables to allow filtering the table based on unique values in the table columns. You have to play with it to get how cool this is! Geo Mashup is also featured in the global map of partner sites.
Mon, 18 Jul 2011
This creative catalog of Philadelphia walking tours accomplished most of their features with Geo Mashup and Geo Mashup Search, hiring me only to provide some icing on the cake with a “Walks Near Me” map.
Tue, 12 Jul 2011
This fine watch retailer directory was nearly finished and already used Geo Mashup, but wanted a feature to list nearby boutiques that carry a particular brand. If there are no nearby boutiques or the user doesn’t want to divulge their location, a random list of boutiques is generated.
Thu, 09 Jun 2011
Thu, 28 Apr 2011
Natural Lands Trust, a collection of conservation areas in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, hired me to customize their Geo Mashup implementation with a Google-like lettered marker display of geo search results, and some improved handling of the KML-based boundary maps for individual preserves like the Glades Wildlife Refuge.
I think it really brings the reality of these preserves home to see where they are, down to their boundaries and trails (though I didn’t work on the trail maps), and I hope it helps promote awareness and support of Natural Lands Trust. I love to imagine a map of preserves like these dotting the whole globe…