Global Packaging Times is a news site that posts news stories, events and important articles on the requirements and regulations for the packaging and labeling industry.
The client requested a complete site web design and development. The original site was an asp.net site with html files. The goal was to port current site content over into a Joomla content management system installation.
An additional requirement to set up a shop for marketing and selling pdf files for an Executive Report Series of White Papers. I selected Hikashop as the shop extension, created promotional banners for the mastheads and a installed a neat ajax login extension to replace the core Joomla login module.
Budget was tight and he has decide to wait to connect the shop module to a gateway but free downloads of the whitepapers are available to download. As the site is still using the free version of Hikashop shop module, customizations were limited to cosmetic appearance like table widths, div widths, and some php adjustments. The cart module has been modified to present the number of items in the shopping cart in a button link in the upper right corner of the page.
We also developed a Newsletter in AcyMailing Joomla extension to be used to bring readers to the website on a monthly basis. The Global Packaging Times Newsletter is scheduled to be mailed monthly through a desktop program called MailKing. It mails from your desktop server through authsmpt.
This site is a complete renovation from it’s original state. It was created, designed, developed in 2 months and is currently in the testing stage. It has been customized to be responsive and uses media queries to tailor css to each browser window display size. Media queries for IE7,8 are currently in development and I am working on a redirect for mobile site to present a simpler information structure for mobile phones.
- Global Packaging Times
This is best viewed on a mobile device. This is a sample site using j-Query Mobile. I completed a class last Spring in “Building Mobile Applications” and this was the class project. I gathered a selection of my sketches, acryllic, and oil paintings done at my Art Studio in Woonsocket, RI, where I was teaching art classes to home-schooled children on Saturday mornings..
I am in the process of creating two mobile sites for web sites that I have designed recently for clients. When they are ready I will post them also.
Samara’s Hope Foundation raises funds for abandoned orphan children in Nepal. This project was designed and built in one month. After that initial design and development period, it took 3 additional weeks to implement client revisions, how-to-instructions, and to customize the code to accommodate donation collection. The decisions were made for economic reasons to use Paypal Standard as the gateway, and to customize the e-commerce cart plug-in to reflect donations instead of prices, and Child Names instead of Products.
The new child stories are entered in as posts and link out to the individual child description pages where the donor can choose to make gift via a user-defined gift amount, or they can select a child sponsorship option. The Paypal subscription Button code is used with a customized “Sponsorship” button image link, which allows a recurring gift amount of the donors choice from a drop down selection list.
Project Scope: Designed Corporate logo, and web site design and development was done in WordPress.
Project: JQuery Accordian tabs coverted to Pop-Up Box with form
Boston Latin Academy is an exceptional High School which offers a classical education to a diverse student body in the Boston area. Their faculty page previously presented a neat accordion tabbed list of departments. Click on a tab and the accordion slid open (using JQuery divs and hrefs) to reveal an email contact form with 4 to 6 faculty members per department.
The assignment was to include Captcha in each form in an attempt to minimize spam mail that some of the faculty members were receiving. There was a conflict between the Nivo Image Slider and the JQuery UI library which prevented the Captcha from appearing in each form. It was visible in the initial form but absent from the balance of the forms. The first step in the solution was to switch the Image Slider to another slider which did not conflict with the Pop-Up windows. Step two was to set the Captcha in each Contact7 form and update the shortcodes in each div.
This faculty page Handles 20 departments and @ 80 email addresses.
Steve Chianesi: Rhode Island Musician | The Piano Man
Steve Chianesi plays the piano with amazing style and agility. He asked me several years ago to help him to create a simple website that he could update himself. This was before the CMS craze. I helped Steve to build his current site which can be found at: chianesi.com . I gave Steve lessons on how to use iWeb to set up and edit his own site on his shiny new MAC. It was simple solution and solved his need to be in charge of the website and be able to update it himself. Now, several years later, I have introduced Steve to the wonders of WordPress CMS, and we are working on his new site implementation. This is still a work in progress, as Steve is learning how to use the WordPress interface. And he now loves WordPress! Hope to have this site up to replace his current site soon.
Restaurant Web Sites with Gift Certificates Plug-In
My big idea this summer is to fill the online needs of local small businesses who don’t need or can’t afford the services of large scale web development firms. I specialize in creating business sites based on WordPress. WordPress allows business owners to easily update their own content without expensive fees from the developer.
Basic Gift Certificate Package
• Online Order Form for Gift Certificates
• Paypal Set up Assistance to accept Major Credit Cards
• Print ready Gift Certificate customized with your logo.
Basic Business Package
Our basic web package includes the following:
• Website with up to 10 Pages
• Customized WordPress template
• Basic Slideshow Feature
• Customized Header Design
• Online Order Form for Gift Certificates
• Basic Contact Form