Written: June 24, 2011
Since most of my web clients are now using WordPress it was only logical to migrate my own site from a custom PHP implementation to a custom WordPress site. Here are the steps that I followed:
1) Decided on a new look for my site by making a Home page mock-up in Photoshop
2) Created a static HTML index.html page for my new Home page
4) Add my favorite plugins
5) Imported my blog from www.blogger.com
6) Tested and went live
If you’re curious about the details drop me an email or leave a comment. This migration took me about 10 hours to complete and now I can update my new site using only a web browser instead of using Dreamweaver.
Of course I still use Dreamweaver, Photoshop and WordPress every day now to deliver customized features, pages, WordPress themes and WordPress plugins.Tags: Custom Theme, Dreamweaver, PHP, WordPress
I met Brian Baxley as a referral from NetBiz. At first I did SEO edits to his site then discovered that he wanted a site remodel, so we re-used his favorite fonts and colors to come up with his new layout:Dreamweaver, NetBiz, SEO
Over the past few months I’ve been contracting with Pivot Group on a site for Dascom Systems.
We just launched on Friday and I’m excited to show you what our team accomplished:
WordPress is a very popular blogging and CMS plaform and most people just find a theme and use it. For this client we had a talented designer named Drew Dunn provide all of the beautiful page layout and Flash animations.
FancyBox was used to show larger photos when you click on a thumbnail:
The CEO of Dascom sent us a thank you email, which felt just wonderful to read:
I’m getting ready to do formal portraits at a corporate party in March so I’d like to share with you how I’ve automated my workflow to better serve clients. Here are my work flow objectives:
To achieve these objectives I’ve assembled the following technologies:
Here’s how the computers and camera are all connected:
My web server on the PC is using the popular XAMPP tools, which are Open Source.
I operate my Canon 5D just like always, on full manual with custom white balance, everything metered so there are no surprises. Using the USB2.0 cable it takes about 6 seconds for an image to go from the camera to the iMac. I shoot JPEG for event photos to save time and they look just great.
This script takes about 5 seconds to re-size the full-size image into a proof and thumbnail size images, then copies them over to a folder on the PC where the web server is running.
Proofing and Ordering
The client uses a web browser to see their proofs. At first they see thumbnails. Clicking a thumbnail brings up a larger image with a price list.
When I arrive back home after the event, then I run another web page to take my batch credit card orders and process them. Yes, I wrote that one too.
I’ve been able to achieve my event photography work flow objectives by using some standard technology and some custom technology to get the job done. My clients can be photographed, proof and order in a few minutes. They’re happy and I’m busy sending orders to my lab and then delivering prints to clients.
I’ve really enjoyed working with Roland Smith over the past several years to keep his web site humming, Social Media growing, and newsletters sending. He decided it was time for a new look so we started adding elements that he envisioned: