Everybody Dance – From static to dynamic with WordPress

This summer Vancouver Ballroom Dance Coach Elaine Carson of Everybody Dance approached us asking for help with her website. She got a site build several years ago that at the time was top-of-the-line, but in the past few years she saw a dramatic decrease in the number of visits to the site and the number…

What would you want in the perfect WordPress photo theme?

After having finished a myriad of enormously time consuming projects I have decided I need to do something just for fun. So I’m going to build an advanced (and free) WordPress theme for photographers. I’ve noticed over the last couple of years that photographers really love WordPress but that the themes out there, great as…

Vancouver WordPress Meetup Talk: Simple Yet Powerful WordPress Hacks

Below you’ll find the code examples for my Vancouver WordPress Meetup group talk Simple Yet Powerful WordPress Hacks held on August 12, 2010. This article will be expanded after the talk but for now it consists only of the code examples themselves. Replace blog title with a linked image One of my top 10 pet…

BellevueGallery.ca – A WordPress Site Showcasing Fine Art

One of our early clients as Pink & Yellow Media was a small fine arts gallery in West Vancouver called Bellevue Gallery. At the time they were looking for a website that reflected their style and sophistication and that showcased both their past, current and upcoming shows and also the individual artists represented by the…

Webcast: An Intimate and Enlightening View into Microsoft Expression Web 3

I’m doing a 1 hour live webcast with Microsoft Canada demonstrating advanced WordPress customization with Expression Web 3 on April 6th, and you are welcome to join. It will be an extended version of my MIX10 session with more demos and more time for questions. All you have to do to participate is register. Full…

MIX10 Session and Supporting Documents

Above is my MIX10 session A Case Study: Rapid WordPress Design and Prototyping with Expression Web 3 in its entirety in Silverlight video format. It can be blown up to full screen and I highly recommend it as there are code examples. In the session I referenced a bunch of different technologies and applications I…

Design Schooled Kids – Pushing WordPress to the edge

A couple of months ago I got a tweet from Tracy Sullivan of Design Schooled Kids about creating a web site for her line of stationery for kids. It was an interesting project both because of the products themselves – stationery that teaches kids to read and write – and because it posed some unique…

Using WordPress in Alternate Configurations – My WordCamp Whistler 09 Presentation

Finally, after a full week of catching up, here is the video tutorial version of my presentation at WordCamp Whistler 09 for those who were there and those who couldn’t come. The video is also available on WordPress.tv if you’d rather watch it there. I recorded the video over the weekend and it contains the…

New WordPress-based Site: AnnyChih.com

Two weekends ago my sister-in-law Anny Chih asked for some help sprucing up her WordPress blog. She wanted to apply for The Best Job in the World – the Tourism Queensland online video contest where you post a 1 minute video application to become the island caretaker of the beautiful Hamilton Island in Australia –…