Year in Review: Hikers Trip Planning the NH 48 4000 Footers

This graph represents Hikers planning there next hike to the highest NH 48 4000 Footers. I got the idea for this graph from a post at outdoors.org. The AMC counted posts on Instagram, by peak.  Their numbers look very different than mine. Lots of Instagram post from Mt Washington and Mt Adams but not much … Continue reading Year in Review: Hikers Trip Planning the NH 48 4000 Footers

Warner Realty Partners – Real Estate Website

Yesterday I launched a new commercial real estate site for Warner Realty Partners: Highly customized version of WordPress Spacious theme by Theme Grill. Removed unneeded CSS @media queries for optimal performance. Developed a custom WordPress shortcode to render properties from Catylist MLS on the page. Cached for 12 hours for performance. Good boost for SEO. RETS feed from … Continue reading Warner Realty Partners – Real Estate Website

AdSense Needs A No Remarketing Ads Option

I’ve been using Google AdSense off and on for about 10 years ago. They preformed OK in the beginning, then Google introduced “re-marketing” ads. These ads are chosen for you based on your browsing history (something you looked at yesterday perhaps), and not based on the content you are currently reading. When you are on … Continue reading AdSense Needs A No Remarketing Ads Option

Vi. “The First True Artificial Intelligence Personal Trainer” Review

Vi. “The First True Artificial Intelligence Personal Trainer” Rating: 1 (1/5 stars) Reviewer: Kimball, Goffstown NH, June 22, 2018 Kickstarter Pledge: $199   Here is my review of Vi waterproof wireless headphones for runners after running with them more than 226 miles, over 46 hours.  In a nutshell: It’s a FAIL. I was an early … Continue reading Vi. “The First True Artificial Intelligence Personal Trainer” Review

Falcon Surveying, Inc. Website

I designed and developed this new website for Falcon Surveying, Inc.  of Colorado.  The site is built on WordPress, with stripped down version of  WP Twenty Sixteen template. The template is built really well, but had more screen size variations than this site needs.  Stripping out several media query sections helps the site load faster.   The site … Continue reading Falcon Surveying, Inc. Website

Solarize Nashua Website

Nashua Solarize+ is an initiative started by the City of Nashua’s Energy Committee based on a national program by the US Dept of Energy.  The nation wide initiative is design to increase local green energy adoption by facilitating bulk discount pricing. Pretty cool stuff. PingPR.com managed the project, and I did the design and development. The … Continue reading Solarize Nashua Website

Building a Custom Trail Map Using OSM and Mapbox

Here is an high level overview of the process I use for building my own custom hiking trail map. The data I’m using (trails, summits, etc…) are available as open source from OSM. After I fetch and clean up the data I use MapBox to generate the map tiles, in a map style I designed.  Query TrailsNH to … Continue reading Building a Custom Trail Map Using OSM and Mapbox

Migrating from HTTP to HTTPS

I recently switched my hiking conditions website from HTTP and HTTPS.  Google’s documentation noted there may be a dip in my search rank and traffic while they re-index the site, but my experience was almost no detectable dip in the numbers. Here is the before and after from my Google Analytics account: That being said. Don’t … Continue reading Migrating from HTTP to HTTPS

NH Project Learning Tree Website

I designed the NH Project Learning Tree website based on the national PLT.org website, and a PLT Style Guide published by Texas PLT. NH PLT went with discounted web hosting for non-profits provided by DreamHost. The DreamHost hosting service does seem reliable and fast, however I am not a fan of the hosting control panel … Continue reading NH Project Learning Tree Website

Who is iDNS and Should I Pay Them?

Did you get one of these iDNS “Domain Name Expiration Notice” letters in the mail? DON’T PAY THEM, and here’s why … This post is an update to my July 2015 review of iDNS: Review: Internet Domain Name Services (iDNS)   Who is iDNS? iDNS runs a scam designed to trick you and take your money. They … Continue reading Who is iDNS and Should I Pay Them?

Coups2Cash.com

Last week I migrated Direct Mail & Digital Advertising company Coups2Cash.com, from Joomla 1.5 to WordPress. The new site design was provided by Tom at TG Graphics, Manchester NH. My job was to build the new template (Photoshop to WordPress) and load the content. The end result was not exactly as Tom designed, but a … Continue reading Coups2Cash.com

MtnWeekly.com gets a facelift

For this project I updated the MtnWeekly News WordPress template. I added to the template some widget and menu locations so MtnWeekly News can easy control the layout. The new header got 1) a widget area for ad space, 2) the site masthead, and 3) main menu location. All three can be controlled and maintained using the … Continue reading MtnWeekly.com gets a facelift

Parsing HTML5 IMG srcset

I needed a simple function to use in a TrailsNH Bot to find the largest image in an HTML5 srcset. Here’s what I came up with. function getLargestImage($srcsetString){ $images = array(); // split on comma $srcsetArray = explode(“,”, $srcsetString); foreach($srcsetArray as $srcString){ // split on whitespace – optional descriptor $imgArray = explode(” “, trim($srcString)); // … Continue reading Parsing HTML5 IMG srcset

AvantLink HTTPS Link-Chain Fixer

I’m working on a script to modify all AvantLink Affiliate tracking links on your site to fix some of the known issues in switching to HTTPS. The AvantLink HTTPS Link-Chain Fixer script changes two things: The URL to AvantLink, and The link to the Merchant landing page. The script has a built in 1 second delay … Continue reading AvantLink HTTPS Link-Chain Fixer