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Front-end web development in (x)HTML, PHP, Javascript; database integration.

Projects in-progress

Currently I'm working on a few WordPress-based projects, that all have a combination of PHP, JavaScript/jQuery, HTML5 & CSS3.

  • A media-responsive theme framework with lots of options and multiple "skins." It's based on the cleaner look of TwentyTen, with the fuller functionality of TwentyEleven.
  • A stand-alone plugin for easier development, tentatively called Site Functionality/Developer Tools.
  • Updates to some existing plugins in the WordPress repository - AJAX Calendar, UserPhoto, ParaLinks (based on WinerLinks) & Related Posts
These projects should be up soon, with full documentation!


Second Hand Tunes

Second Hand Tunes is more than just a record store; it’s Chicago’s oldest and most respected purveyor of new and used music, movies, and “other assorted nonsense.”
They wanted more of an online presence: a blog to keep patrons abreast of in-store events and the latest record releases; an easy-to-use Frequently Asked Questions section, and links to their various online sales/auctions & social networks. All of that was wrapped in a whimsical (but not too cutesy) retro style that really evokes their old-school approach to record shopping.

Bottom Lounge

The Bottom Lounge is a rock club, restaurant, bar, and private event venue in a *huge* two-story converted machine shop. They needed a site that could pull show listings from their booking company's live feed, display the most current food menus, share some of the gorgeous photos of the bar and the bands that play there, and they needed a weekly emailer.

Haspin Acres

Fresh Force

Fresh Force is a small, female-owned business that believes in helping other women and giving back to communities. Their vision was to create an online store that would sell female-made, artisanal products created by individuals, co-ops and fair trade organizations. They needed to be not just an e-commerce site, but to really represent the vision behind the store.