Category: Projects

The Discovery Phase: Help Me Help You

Project Discovery in the Jungle

Once upon a time there was a brave safari guide. He loved exploring the jungle and knew the secret trails, spectacular sights, and hidden dangers better than anyone else around. The only thing he loved more than exploring was when groups of people who would hire him as their jungle guide.

Each group had something special that they wanted to see. Some wanted to explore the caves. Others wanted to observe the wild animals. Still more were just looking for a way to escape from the business and strains of life. All was going smoothly and wonderfully until… Read more

Have You Heard of BuddyPress?

Last year I was working on a new membership feature for my church’s website (actually, I’m still working on it) that would help to facilitate interaction among the churchgoers throughout the week. Being a hard core developer, I rolled up my sleeves and started working through how I would handle discussions, notifications, user profiles, and the like. After spending a few weeks of weekends and evenings hacking on it I decided to check and see what kind of prebuilt solution for this kind of application might already exist (yes this is the problem with developers: code now – research later). Read more

Basecamp for WordPress Anyone?

As many of you know, I have been doing this freelancing thing for nearly 3 months now.  I have really been enjoying it and as I ponder what my focus/specialty will be I keep coming back to BuddyPress. I really love the idea of using WordPress to build powerful interactive websites that empower people to collaborate and create a community.

While I would like to start bringing in some more BuddyPress clients, I also have a few product ideas that I am really excited about and one in particular that I would like your feedback on.

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Isotope Paging

In a recent project I was working on an in store kiosk built with WordPress where we were using Isotope to layout an author’s posts which were automatically pulled from that authors Pinterest account. Because this was going to be on a large touch screen, we wanted to remove any scrolling from the interface. In order to remove scrolling, we leveraged the filter capability of isotope to create a paging experience.
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