Tue, 09 Apr 2013
Wed, 03 Apr 2013
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
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, 31 Dec 2012
Tue, 04 Dec 2012
I had a great time this weekend at the 2nd annual Hack4Reno working on Open Data Reno, a hub to identify both available data pertinent to Reno and unfulfilled needs for data. The site is built on a WordPress theme started by Colin Loretz at last year’s hackathon, and this year I jumped in along with John Jusayan, Jeremy Murray, and Josh Infiesto to get it operational. I worked on improving the theme with Colin, and also locating and populating the site with data. In the process of doing that I learned more about a couple of useful sites for scraping, scrubbing, re-interfacing, and hosting difficult data sets. One is Cosm, where I found the most accessible air quality index data for Reno. The other is ScraperWiki, where I wrote a scraper to collect and present Reno water quality data from the very unstructured water authority lookup page. Fun!
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
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.
Wed, 30 May 2012
Vernal Creative has updated the YBCA:You arts experience sharing site to enhance the experience on small screens. From my perspective this was mostly about making sure the jQuery-powered features worked well. The full size site uses some modals, which don’t work well on small screens, so I reworked those to be a sort of pseudo-modal that temporarily commandeers the screen.
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.