George’s Tile Service Site Launch

This was a fun site to publish since all we had to do is set up a Weebly account and sit back and relax while the client did all the work. Bryan Pullara of George’s Tile Service did a great job designing the site and writing the content. After he built the pages and added the images and videos, all we had to do is Search Engine Optimization and a little style sheet work. Gotta hand it to Weebly for creating such a nice system and providing so much for free. A pro account was not even necessary. Have a look at the site using this link:

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Impression Masters Site Redesigned and Launched

Impression Masters Videography wanted a fresh new look for their web site. Here is the finished site which uses the parallax scrolling effect on the background to give it a bit of a 3d feel. This site has a lot of SEO features such as keyword placement in the largest headings and a lot of YouTube videos. See the effect in action by visiting the site from this link:

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Best Shot Stock Footage Site Launched

Here is the finished site for Best Shot Stock Footage. With soothing colors and a beautiful high definition backdrop, and some cool animation for the header. The video widgets load and play FLV files with real-time compositing to make them look like chicklets. Flash does a remarkable job with real-time compositing of video. Also featuring a searchable video database using the YouTube API. Visit the site using this link:

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Community Fun and Fitness Center Classes and Programs Website web site web site web site

The site has been completely redone in WordPress so we can take advantage of all the SEO features and CMS features of WordPress 3.0.  The Atahualpa theme has again proven flexible enough to handle anything I can dream up. We have a nice slider on the front page (Smooth Slider plugin) where new donation based classes can be promoted. Google bot reads the content promoted in the slider so people can usually find the classes in the search engine the same day they are posted.

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“Serial Thrillers” Site (re)Launch

Serial Thrillers Web Site Screenshot

Serial Thrillers Web Site ScreenshotI’m excited the new WordPress conversion is finally ready and the site has been published!

Serial Thrillers Home

Not only that but Serial Thrillers has a hit single breaking through nation wide!

Listen to the song “So Beautiful” here (and it really is a beautiful track):

Many site upgrades still on the way for Serial Thrillers, such as a better Photo and Video section, better player for the Music page, etc…

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“Serial Thrillers” Web Site Upgrade to WordPress

Here is an exciting project I am working on for Paul Ortolano of Serial Thrillers (current single “So Beautiful” on the air nationwide). I built the web site using a Dreamweaver template and inserted my own php code to wedge a CMS into the pages. The CMS works by reading a standard blog feed. This makes it easy to edit and there is no database to manage and the site is totally portable.

Serial Thrillers Web Site

But there are limitations to this design so now I’m converting the site into a site with its own database and a customized version of the Atahualpa theme so Serial Thrillers can take full advantage of the SEO optimizations and capabilities available to the WordPress CMS. The challenge will be to port all the functionality from the old site into the WordPress site without actually editing the WordPress theme code. If I can do that Paul will still be able to get theme security and functionality updates without losing my custom functions.

Fortunately, Atahualpa lets you put your own code inserts in the settings section (HTML/CSS inserts) <- also supports PHP code.  The possibilities seem endless with that kind of flexibility. I did run into a problem inserting images between the menu items since the built in navigation menu is a “List” of links. But if I really wanted I could hide their menu and put my own in its place using some jQuery code in the “Body End” insert section. So far I’ve found a work-around for every limitation I’ve run into.

Next task will be porting some of the multimedia functions, e.g. video playback, audio samples, lyric pop-ups, etc. over to WordPress code. Maybe I’ll try turning some into WordPress plugins.

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This is an ongoing and very large scale project involving touch screen kiosks and a very unique way of running a donation based community center.

Currently the system is up and running and the center has been using it for 6 months. Community Fun and Fitness Center members use the system to check in, track their attendance and earn credits to advance their rank in their martial arts classes. Classes are run by donation and the system tracks all of it, automatically generating payments for the teachers and allowing members to store donation credits for easy check-in.

Reporting features allow management to view attendance and donations and see which classes are doing the best.

The system will soon be linked to the web site (also created by Immersive Publishing, Inc) so new classes will automatically be promoted on the front page and schedules will automatically update. There will also be a member area where members can view their attendance and donation history.

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