Nice Quora ask

February 17th, 2015

What are the most interesting HTML/JS/DOM/CSS hacks that most web developers don’t know about?

Benach Ragland, Immigration Lawyers

February 6th, 2015
Benach Ragland, Immigration Lawyers

Benach Ragland’s re-design went live Feb 2, 2015. It was photographed, videoed and designed by Llewellyn Creative. And I coded it up in a wordpress theme. It was a very satisfying project. I used underscores for a starter theme, and found it to be flexible and fast (underscores has now replaced the outdated Handcrafted as my starter theme of choice). I especially liked underscores’ Sass folder.…

Llewellyn Creative.com

January 8th, 2015
Llewellyn Creative.com

Llewellyn Creative’s own website. These guys rock, needless to say. They designed it, I built the custom WordPress theme.…

OCPN.com

January 7th, 2015
OCPN.com

A surgery clinic was the client for this website, which was designed and photographed by the brilliantly talented Llewellyn Creative group. I built the custom WordPress theme.…

Heminway & Hamlen

January 6th, 2015
Heminway & Hamlen

The Llewellyn folks asked me if I could do a site in one day. I was a little skeptical but I said I could do a quickie with a child theme. That’s how I built a site for the Portland, Maine law firm Heminway & Hamlen. Actually I spent two days on it.…

Look Better, Feel Better

January 5th, 2015
Look Better, Feel Better

This is another website I coded for Llewellyn Creative, in the fall of 2014. Its is the site for plastic surgeon Rita Sadowski’s own clinic. There is some stylish javascript scrolling on the procedures pages. See the body page and hit the items on the left nav. Each procedure is a WordPress post, which makes this thing very simple to maintain.…

Real Direction

January 4th, 2015
Real Direction

Real direction was the first site I coded for the Llewellyn Creative group, in the summer of 2014. The client is a real estate sales coach in Boston.…

Through the Custom Fields, Iterating Along

December 19th, 2014

I discovered the free plugin Advanced Custom Fields last summer, and was blown away. This is such a powerful plugin. I immediately bought the Repeater Field addon for $25. With repeater fields you can make multiple rows of the same type of field. Loops of fields!

An example of a nice way to use this plugin combo would be a page of customer testimonials on a website.…

Why I’m not that crazy about mobile-first

March 9th, 2014

It comes down to one simple reason: I’ve never (literally never) had a project where mobile came first.

I’ve never had a designer give me a mobile layout before a desktop layout.

I’ve never had a client mention mobile anything in a first meeting (I always bring it up though).

I’ve never had a project manager or producer who wanted to talk mobile in the early stages of a project.…