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
This years Boone Camp T-Shirt Design has just enough changes from last years design to keep it fresh:
Here is an overview of the process I use for building my own custom hiking trail map. The data (trails, summits, etc…) are available as open source from OSM. MapBox Studio provides excellent tools for formatting and hosting GIS data pretty much anyway you want. The magic was in fetching the data and processing it … Continue reading Building a Custom Trail Map Using OSM and Mapbox
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
I recently built a WordPress site for my brother Frank, the mortgage banker. WordPress is a great option for Frank, because it so fast and easy to use. Frank’s been posting news to his blog several times a week and finds WP easy to use.
Applied a few more layout changes to the masoc.net site. As I recommended, the main menu was changed to a horizontal menu bar. This is much more common today than a vertical sidebar menu. The benefit of following the norm here is your user will intuitively will know how to interact with your site, based … Continue reading Joomla Main Menu Bar Change
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
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
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
This was a really fun project, and I really enjoyed working with Paul Pat Morse an artist and jeweler. The Rusticator shop has been selling antiques, vintage and contemporary art, jewelry, for a long time. When I first met Pat he wanted to build this site in DreamWeaver. But I told him how much faster it … Continue reading Rusticator.com
I built a new WordPress site for MATSA.info using the WP Twenty Seventeen template. This is the first time I have used Twenty Seventeen and think the code is just fantastic. MATSA’s old site had both side bars and a top menu bar, leading to a lot of confusion. Making the site look huge when … Continue reading MATSA.info
ZacharyBerger.com is another new WordPress website I’ve built using a customized version of the “Twenty Sixteen” template. The quality of the “Twenty Sixteen” template is fantastic. Perhaps the best I’ve worked with so far. There is lots of custom CSS3 in this project: rounded corner on many elements, background colors, blends and images, and mobile-first media queries. My … Continue reading ZacharyBerger.com
Burns Insurance has been my insurance agency for years. So I was thrilled when they asked me to build them a new website. This new site is built using WordPress and a customized version of the “Twenty Sixteen” template. I also made artwork for the header using a photo they took of the office and some artistic … Continue reading Burns Insurance
I have worked with Joan for many years, as my primary contact at two associations I support, MASOC and NEARI. So I was really thrilled when Joan, now a Fellow at the US Department of Justice asked me to develop her own website and blog. JoanTabachnick.com is a WordPress powered website with a customized version of the Spacious (demo) template … Continue reading Joan Tabachnick
PasqualeTallarico.com is a site about an incredibly amazing person, my own Grandfather. My brother Frank Rexford designed the site and organized the content, and I put it into WordPress. I started with the WP Twenty Sixteen theme and modified the header and made some simple color changes. The sheet music you can see in the header is CLAIRE DE … Continue reading Pasquale Tallarico American Pianist
MASOC is a coalition of Massachusetts professionals committed to stopping sexual abuse through early and specialized intervention, assessment, treatment and management in the lives of sexually abusive children and youth. This project back in 2010 was to convert MASOC.net from a flat HTML site to Joomla. The site already had a nice looking design, so I converted the … Continue reading MASOC
NEARI is a nationally recognized organization that brings professionals and families the practical, helpful, and cutting edge information they need to care for at-risk children, youth, and adults. NEARI Press was one of the first Joomla powered websites I designed and developed, back in 2009. It’s comprised mostly of out-of-the-box Joomla components, plus a custom component to display related books … Continue reading NEARI Press
In early May I helped launch the new website for Vigilant Inc. of Dover, NH. The site is built on a custom PHP framework with a ZenCart powered shop. The new look is based on a modified version of ThemeNectar’s Salient WordPress Theme, a responsive multi-purpose business theme. This theme (I did not choose) has a … Continue reading Vigilant Inc.
I launched a WordPress site for Anne B. Parsons, PhD. recently, using a modified version of the Twenty Thirteen theme. My first iteration of the site was designed to match Anne’s business card. After a few iterations we want with a warm inviting color scheme, instead of following the style of the business card, but kept the … Continue reading Anne B. Parsons, PhD.
I just launched a new website for Forberg Law Office, PLL. This new site is built on WordPress, with a customized template. I put the site framework together and Rick, Lisa Forberg’s husband loaded the content. Rick will also maintain the site, and I’ll be his backup. We started with a copy of the GeneratePress (see below) theme. I then … Continue reading Forberg Law Office, PLLC