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.
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.
I’ve done some quick enhancements to this great resource for educational materials à la Howard Zinn. The front page slideshow, done with jQuery, is the most prominent, with other improvements including integration of the expanded WordPress user registration with wufoo forms and cool fun scrolly links. Great work as always with Vernal Creative.
The crisp design of this wildlife sanctuary and retreat center site is by Free Range Studios. My contribution was to implement some jQuery interactivity, like the expanding footer menu, and a fairly complicated navigation system. No Google maps this time around, but I did work a bit on the fun little sanctuary map. Now I want to visit this place!