I had the opportunity to put together a site for Kaye Tolson, a local musician from my hometown of Stephenville Texas. It was a lot of fun to work with her, and to help her start selling her albums online! It has clips from her latest album “Share My World” on the homepage, a page of her upcoming shows, and a shopping cart to sell her CDs.
I just launched the app for Paradigm Church with pulls data from their website (paradigmchurch.com). It allows them to log into their website and add announcements, event registrations, and directions that show up in the app.
Originally I was using phonegap build inside of Dreamweaver CS6, but trigger.io was so much easier. It automatically lets other apps take over appropriate links and it automatically installs the app on my phone when it’s plugged in instead of having to scan a QR code. It also works really great with the Android emulator and the iOS simuator.
When my good friend, Nick Cooper at Paradigm Church in Norman Ok, asked me to make him a smartphone app, I said yes, because I’ve always wanted to make an app. But I also said that I should redo their website so that the website would be more mobile friendly and also, so the app could pull info from the site.
He wanted the website up as quickly as possible, so that I could get the app made. So I used a variation on the same theme I used for The Church at Round Rock called Simple Church.
It has an event registration feature using Event Espresso, and the Calendar is an embedded Google Calendar.
My friend Robert Stephens just started a church plant in Round Rock. When I found out, I really wanted to lend my services and help out with his site. I took their current site, which was made on a mac in iWeb I believe, and converted it to a custom WordPress theme, which I called Simple Church.
The thing that I really like about it is that every page has a different color and a different tagline.
Since he wanted to upload the sermons on the site, the WP Sermon Manager plugin was perfect. It lists out sermons with a shortcode, and also makes a podcast. You can also put a video from youtube or vimeo with each sermon. I would recommend this plugin to any church that wants any easy way to manage a podcast of their sermons.
After I made the Starbucks plugin, I realized that I keep track of all of my books that I’m reading in Google Books, but there wasn’t a WordPress plugin to display them, so I made one.
It uses the Google API to fetch the books off of your shelves in Google Books. And the best part is that you don’t even have to purchase books from Google to use it. Just get a Google account and you can start adding any books to your shelves to keep track of which books you’re reading, have read, want to read, or whatever.
You could even keep track of the books that you loaned to people that you’ll probably never see again.
I had a lot of fun putting this site together for my brother-in-law, Paul Jordan, who is a beachbody coach and personal trainer in Portland. This is the Zenon Lite theme which has a slider and a pretty cool way of display the social link on the left.
I made this for my good friend who happens to be my wife’s best friend. She’s the Religion Editor at Tyler Morning Telegraph. This is just a very simple site where she can post her resume and let people get in contact with her.
This is a responsive site that I made for my best friend. Since the whole point of the website is to display his resume, I decided to use the WP Resume plugin, which give a nice and easy way of entering and displaying resume data.
I made a child theme based on a theme called Esquire, because it had the scrolling effect I was looking for where the right side of the page scrolls while the left side stays put.
When you resize the window or view it on a smartphone, it switches to a single-column layout and the scrolling is normal. Also, the download and email links become text instead of icons.