Salt River Graphics

Posted by on Apr 10, 2011 in Portfolio

Salt River Graphics

I’ve had several websites at this domain since 2002. The current version is a Joomla 3 website. Joomla has long been a favorite CMS of mine, though WordPress has moved slightly ahead because of the number and availability of responsive themes. Joomla is excellent for large websites, so I hope they close the gap on responsive templates soon. I’m looking into Drupal and I like what I’m seeing so far.

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Windows and Doors by Brownell

Posted by on Apr 9, 2011 in Portfolio

Windows and Doors by Brownell

My favorite and longest lasting client. My point of contact is Marketing Director April Bolin (full disclosure: I used to work with April at the Burlington Free Press years ago) who has been a joy to work with. Over the years she has taken over most of the content management and rarely needs my assistance with implementing any changes. Anything with complicated layouts or the addition new functionality still requires my services, but it’s great to know that she’s comfortable at the wheel of this website. The website was originally built from scratch and made extensive use of Flash. All updates had to go through me because there was no CMS and using Dreamweaver or writing code wasn’t part of April’s job. In 2008 I switched the website over to Joomla. In recent years, with the gaining popularity of mobile devices, we’ve discussed another update to the CMS. With such an image intensive site, having a CMS that can handle the heavy load without suffering long page loads will be key. We’re looking hard at...

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Burlington Democratic Party

Posted by on Apr 8, 2011 in Portfolio

Burlington Democratic Party

When I ran for City Council in 2008, I ran as a Democrat. I’ve remained active in the party since then. Some of my duties include the creation and maintenance of the Joomla website and the social media accounts. During election seasons, I keep the website up to date with caucus, candidate and election information. I also assist City Council candidates with websites and social media when needed. I am the IT Director for the Burlington Democratic Party. I recently update this website to Joomla 3.0 and used a template that uses responsive design, making it mobile...

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Basic Joomla Tutorial

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Tutorials

After doing a few Joomla websites for clients, I found myself pulling double duty is a Joomla Instructor. Training for Joomla is pretty straight forward if the client has some experience with a content management system (CMS), but most of my clients are new to CMSs so writing a tutorial written for a beginner was I had to do. Joomla – Adding and Editing Articles for Beginners: WYSIWYG A beginner needs to know the basics of the WYSWIG environment more than anything else. WYSIWYG means What You See Is What You Get. This tutorial uses TinyMCE, the default WYSIWYG editor. I cover the basics you need to start writing articles and adding your own images. In future tutorials I’ll show you how to organize your articles, make menu items and install an extension. Feel free to use the contact form if you have any comments or questions Enjoy,...

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