American Social History Project, 2012 Version.
This new version will include back end improvements which seamlessly merge the unique fields with the WordPress backend.
The site is in progress and will be launched in Winter 2012-13.
AAS/IMLS Teaching With Images, 2012
This wireframe and user interface design came out of a series of meetings with historians and teaching professionals, which have resulted in the creation of a prototype suite of plugins and theme which will enable small institutions to better situate works in their collection online with teaching resources and pedagogical supports. (The project is still in development, approaching user testing on an initial web based wireframe)
Ely Silverthorne, 2011
HTML, CSS 3, Jquery, Social Networking Strategy
The Ely Silverthorne site uses a simple Jquery scrolling image technique and uses CSS 3 filters to create a subtle visual layout to accompany the site’s primary goal which is emphasizing the social networking strategy for promoting Ely Silverthorne’s music.
HERB, By ASHP. 2010-2011
Omeka, Photoshop, CSS, Javscript, PHP, MySQL
HERB was built on a customized installation of Omeka, which is an open source software package designed for managing collections of documents. For this project I wrote two unique plugins for Omeka and worked with a design team and a content team in a collaborative process to implement and develop the site.
American Social History Project, Tablet Textbook Schematic.Winter 2010-11
The American Social History Project applied for a grant in early 2011 for transforming a college level history textbook into a tablet application. The schematic was created through a series of team meetings which determined required functionalities, and was sketched out to accompany the pedagogical framework in the grant application.
Mike Gorman Music & Apple Wood Records. Fall 2009
Wordpress, CSS, PHP, Photoshop
Mike was a musician with a very personalized style of music and wanted a site that complimented the music. Mike hired an artist to sketch a series of images and I scanned and assembled the components to compliment the site’s layout. Despite the heavy emphasis on hand drawn art, text was added strategically to enhance searchability without detracting from the overall hand-drawn vision.
American Social History Project. Fall 2009
The American Social History Project website was a study in how to make use of an existing content management system, in this case WordPress, and make it looks as little like a WordPress website as possible. I implemented the designer’s layout and customized it to fit within the constraints of WordPress. Additionally, I modified several add-ons and created unique add-ons to handle the clients custom specifications.
Now and Then: An American History Project Blog. Winter 2008-09
Now and Then was created to enhance the visibility and online credibility of the client who lacked a strong online presence. WordPress was chosen for its ease of use and the CSS was customized to meet the needs of the client; in addition training and education was provided.
Picturing US History. Summer 2008
PHP, MySQL, Flash, HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHPBB
Picturing US History was built to be a resource for teachers who use visual aids in their learning. Worpress and PHPBB are used to foster interactivity between a featured scholars and site users. The backend is a custom CMS for adding essays with heavy visual content.
Buffalo State Bulletin. Summer 2007
PHP, MySQL, XML, Ingeniux CMS
The Buffalo State Bulletin was built with for a client who lacked experience publishing a biweekly magazine electronically. I wrote a completely custom PHP and MySQL database driven backend. The PHP outputs valid XML which is converted via the Ingeniux CMS and XSLT to create the front end.
Selected List of other websites I have done work for
New Media Lab (2008-2011)
Advice by Ada (2010)
Making Objects Speak (2010)
The Gin is In (2009)
Buffalo State College and Department Websites (2006-2008)
“View:” Buffalo State Gallery (2007)
My UB Card (2002-2006)
UB Dining Jobs (2002-2006)
UB Campus Tees (2002-2006)
Premier Gourmet (2005)
Gentle Dentistry of East Aurora (2005)
UB Catering Services (2004)
Digitalis Records (2002-2005)
St Andrew’s Country Day School (2001)