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.
Fri, 30 Mar 2012
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.
Fri, 14 Jan 2011
This is one of my larger projects: a nation-wide site for communities that promote fair trade practices. My part of the project demanded a lot from WordPress and Geo Mashup – here are a few standouts:
- Many custom content types: towns, organizers, retailers, community organizations, and more.
- Front end forms for users to create content for their town.
- Replacement for standard map info windows.
- Lots more: form validation, some Flickr integration, tracking completed “steps” for each town, wufoo form integration, etc…
Mon, 29 Nov 2010
This urban-themed photography site uses Geo Mashup to locate images around the world. I replaced the Google info windows with customized info boxes using jQuery, along with a few other little interface enhancements, like highlighting the map marker for the featured home page image.
Thu, 15 Jul 2010
Client: Vernal Creative
The locations of Tata’s impressive video teleconferencing rooms are presented on a customized Geo Mashup map, with the both an info window summary for each marker, more information about a selected location in the sidebar, and a list of locations by continent below. The CSS wizards at Vernal managed the stylish info window, and I tricked out a few jQuery video slideshows like the one on the home page.
Tue, 09 Mar 2010
Some time has passed since I worked with WordPressDevelopment.com on this site for athletes using the Trakker GPS system, but I see the site has since gone live. This was a heavy customization involving a modified Geo Mashup 1.2 and ExtInfoWindow library. There are a lot of little visual treats awaiting visitors in the various maps on the site. Other challenges were highly specific templates – the info window in some global maps behaves differently than in similar maps on other pages. I learned some good things that will increase the flexibility of Geo Mashup in the future, although I still don’t have an easy solution to things like visually customized info windows.