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.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012
Tue, 07 Aug 2012
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
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
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, 28 Mar 2012
I worked with Vernal recently to implement this member site that provides “an online logbook for keeping track of your artistic experiences”. There were no maps here, but a lot of jQuery work to provide front end forms with a nice user experience. Event logic is always a challenge on the server side, but worked out nicely in this case with a WordPress custom post type and a few meta fields. Now I need to visit the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and see some of the things people are discussing using my code…
Thu, 23 Feb 2012
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
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, 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…