Revitalization of the Site

When I originally setup this site, I planned on finishing it right away. Then I had some projects come along. In addition to other things, I became too busy to finish my own site! Well, I have spent some time creating a new design, from scratch. Tonight, I have made it live! There is still quite a bit of content that needs to be added/edited and a few more design elements to be written: a few PHP functions, a pretty footer, and more. But where it sits, it is much better than the old design, so it is time to say hello to a design that is much easier on the eyes. Here we go!

J Amelias Wellness Salon & Spa

After adopting J Amelias Wellness Salon & Spa website, I have made many revisions and additions. Mainly, the conversion of the site from HTML (created by a WYSIWYG editor) to HTML, PHP, JavaScript and CSS to make future editing and creation of web pages easier. Several additions to the site have also been implemented including a JavaScript slider on the home page and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Strategy. Bringing the website up to date with modern web standards and search engine optimization (SEO) are the main reason for these updates.

Stonehouse Jewelers

Adam Wegman produces beautiful, custom designed, hand crafted jewelery. The aim of this project was to design a website that would give the overall impression of who he is and provide a way of presenting his work. WordPress was chosen as the content management system for this project due to it’s flexibility.

Stonehouse Jewelers

The Hairstylist Homesteader

The Hairstylist Homesteader blog is a great resource on organic recipes and natural make-up products. The aim of this project was to provide a way for this hairstylist to share her favorite natural products, mass produced as well as do-it-yourself products that can be made at home. For ease of use, WordPress was chosen for the CMS and a customized theme was produced.

the Hairstylist Homesteader

Testing Multiple Versions of Internet Explorer

Testing Internet ExplorerCross browser compatibility plays a major part in producing any website or web application. We have to make sure our code is producing the desired results across several browsers. This includes different versions of Internet Explorer. When it comes to virtualization, VirtualBox by Oracle, is a great tool for cross browser testing.

For all of that IE testing goodness, VirtualBox will run on Windows, Mac and Linux! Another bonus! Fortunately, Microsoft has made it a little easier by providing Virtual Machines with some of the more current versions of Internet Explorer installed. Get ready for some testing!

Start testing your sites with Virtual Tools

Responsive WordPress Design

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been reading a lot of .net Magazine articles. It is one of my favorite online Magazines. This informative article contains 5 tips (big tips) for building responsive WordPress sites. I especially appreciated that these tips encourage ease of use for whoever might be adding content to a WordPress website… In many cases, our end users, who are just looking for a quick, easy, effective, worry-free way to add content to their website. Before I say anymore, take a look at the article for yourself!

Five Top Tips for Building Responsive WordPress Sites