Just Finished: Orangevale Parks & Rec

My good friend David Dickerson at Villiage Creative and I just completed the redevelopment of a new site for the Orangevale Recreation and Parks Department.

David is a super talented designer and her worked hand in hand with OVParks to create the strategy behind the new OVParks design and implementation, while I led the front-end and WordPress development for the project.

The new OVParks site is built on WordPress with LESS preprocessing, with a number of custom post types, widgets, and fields.

The city of Orangevale should be launching the new site within the next few weeks, until then you can grab a glimpse at what’s coming in the screenshot below.



Just Finished : KellyPurkey.com

I just wrapped a new WordPress project with my good friend Trista Yard. We’ve previously worked together on a couple of projects, notably the USAF Collaboratory.

The new KellyPurkey.com site is powered by WordPress and WooCommerce, and was a fun, quick build. I always enjoy doing smaller boutique style builds, and this was a blast.

Checkout Kelly’s blog and shop, she makes some wicked stuff – I plan on picking up a couple of her stamps for gifts this holiday season myself.


If you’re a WordPress dev, checkout VagrantPress

I’ve been using Vagrant for a little over a year know for all of my web projects, with the exception of Meteor based developments. I’ve traditionally rolled my own, but with the Kelly Purkey project I just wrapped up I grabbed VagrantPress from Chad Thompson.

It’s definitely worth taking the time to look at. It’s two command to have an isolated LAMP stack running running with WordPress already installed (assuming you are already using Vagrant). Just git clone [repo] & vagrant up, and moments later WordPress is up.

At some point I intend to write a post about running projects with Vagrant, but for now if you use Vagrant and WordPress, VagrantPress is your friend and you should really go give it a look.