In addition to my music life, I also do some website development and design. It’s sort of a hobby that generates a tiny bit of income for me – which is nice…
POSTED: May 10, 2013
I recently completed a custom WordPress theme for my friend and fellow musician, Ron Oswanski. Ron is an extremely creative keyboard player – he plays great piano, but is feels most at home on the Hammond organ or his accordion. If you’re a jazz fan he’s definitely somebody you should know.
I tried to create a moody theme with rich colors using photos he provided. The theme needed to resize nicely to smaller screens and mobile devices while leaving him plenty of room for the heaps and heaps of information he is putting up there. He’s posting news, concert dates, videos, a press kit, reviews and a complete online store where he sells CDs and high-quality digital audio downloads.
He’s using my MF Gig Calendar plugin for his calendar, plus a custom feature-slider plugin I built for him as well.
POSTED: November 16, 2012
Just launched! A brand new website for jazz singer, Curtis Stigers.
This is a WordPress theme redesign that I just completed. One of the requirements in the design was a way to have music playing in the background as visitors browse pages. I didn’t want to use frames or flash (for obvious reasons) and instead I’m using a great AJAX page-loading plugin called Advanced Ajax Page Loader by resplace.net. It works fantastically – highly recommended!
I also tried to make the design flexible enough to work on various browser types – computer, iPads, mobile phones – and used the Responsive Grid System in the theme layout. What a time-saver.
POSTED: April 23, 2012
I just redesigned the website for my piano trio, TRI-FI. I tried for a more fun design style and I’ve got it set up to sell CD-quality downloads and 24bit HD audio downloads right from the website. Hopefully it will make us rich and famous – or at least “jazz famous…”
POSTED: January 6, 2012
Just launched! I created this WordPress site for my friend, Keith Hall. He’s a drummer & educator living in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He’s using this new site to showcase his performance credits (he plays with me in my trio, TRI-FI) as well as his educational programs. He’s doing a lot of great stuff – from summer camps to after-school programs.
POSTED: December 16, 2011 | 1 Comment
Just launched! I converted Helen Yee‘s website to WordPress. She’s a multi-instrumentalist and composer here in NYC – playing violin and Chinese instruments (and occasionally a cake pan – you’ll need to visit her site for an explanation of that one).
She came up with the original design and color scheme using PowerPoint – I took her ideas and prettied them up just a little bit (I hope). I converted the HTML layout it into a custom WordPress theme. Now she’s got complete control of her online world.
POSTED: November 13, 2011 | 2 Comments
This probably isn’t such new news if you’re reading this right here on my new website. I mean how can something be a surprise if you you’re reading about it here? It’s kind of like someone giving you a Christmas present with all the wrapping paper just shoved inside of the box – so you don’t even know it’s a present until you go to use it, see the wrapping paper, and say “Hey! Is this a present?”