Wed, 03 Apr 2013

Washington Foreign Law Society site

WFLS Screen Shot These nice folks needed a fairly simple site on a strict schedule and budget, and looked to Vernal for help. It just required some theme programming and integration work from me. They like the results:

Thank you again for all of your hard work on this, and especially for working within our budget.

Fabulous work! Thank you!

Absolutely fantastic site and very classy!

It is a terrific improvement.

I love it!

Thanks Liz and Ana [and I'm sure she meant Jason & Dylan as well!] . This is great.

It looks great. Well done.

…looks great on iPhone. Thanks thanks thanks.

Looks great. Nicely done.

I went to check out the new site and it looks great!

Wed, 13 Mar 2013

Zinn Education Project v2.5

Zinned Screen Shot

A happy Vernal Creative client hired us again to do a revamp of their site, focusing especially on the teaching materials browser. The new implementation uses isotope to filter and sort materials in four taxonomies, making Ajax requests as you go for more materials that fit your current criteria. WP Engine handles the growing traffic nicely.

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.

Tue, 07 Aug 2012

Summit Foundation and Fund

This site needed some crafty template programming to give the appearance of a split personality – one site with two distinct styles. Some jQuery transition effects and a slideshow round out the custom functionality.

Fri, 04 May 2012

Focus on Land in Africa – Flash rescue

We (Vernal creative) convert the old Flash website to WordPress. Using AJAX we’re able to preserve and even enhance the interactivity, while reaping the mobile and search engine benefits of WordPress.

Fri, 30 Mar 2012

Namati – Innovations in Legal Empowerment

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.

Thu, 23 Feb 2012

Global Citizen Year Rebuild with Isotope Fun

This great program for kids to spend a year abroad between high school and college was ready for a rebuild of their prior site to simplify management and of course add some new candy at the same time. I got the go-ahead to play with the great Isotope jQuery plugin. Try out the filters on the search landing page, fellows blog, and meet the fellows pages. Lots more jQuery goodies can be found around the site, including slide shows, video colorboxes, and carousels.

Wed, 18 Jan 2012

RSF impact map adds content flow, AJAX loading, and more

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.

Fri, 12 Aug 2011

Congressional Hunger Center – DataTables!

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.

Tue, 12 Jul 2011

Algae Systems Slideshow

I coded the slideshow on the homepage for this green energy company.

The site was designed by Free Range Studios and produced by Vernal Creative.

Implemented features: