I’m lucky. I’ve got a very creative artist for a sister! I just created a new website theme for her art gallery, LSJ Studios, to help her easily manage her the online presence for her gallery in downtown Lancaster, PA. Using the power of WordPress’ custom post types, I set it up so she can easily add and edit information about exhibitions and events at the gallery. She can also post her studio class schedule and have students register right on her website.
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…
I just launched a new website for the great jazz trombonist, John Fedchock. I built him a custom WordPress theme with a fresh, responsive layout that he can easily maintain through the WordPress interface. He’s included lots of information about his bands, links to his arranging and producing work, and photos and bios for download.
He’s using my MF Gig Calendar plugin for his calendar – populated with content that I imported from his previous website.
Just launched is a custom WordPress theme I did for art consultant Leslie Gerber-Seid. The front-end design is intentionally very minimal to showcase the art, but hidden beneath is a bunch of custom post-types – art, artists & collections – all linked and working together to control the content. A few useful plugins made the work easier:
It’s incredibly easy to update and leverages WordPress’ built-in image resizing capabilities. It’s the geeky bits that get me really excited and and in this case I have to say, “I love it when a plan comes together…” Continue reading
I just launched a new custom WordPress theme website for Brooklyn Legal Services. They are a not-for-profit group of lawyers who have provided high-quality, neighborhood based civil legal services to low-income individuals, families, community groups, and nonprofit organizations in Brooklyn for over forty-four years. In short, they are awesome and I’m really proud to be working with them on their new website!
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.
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. Continue reading
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…” Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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?”