A personal website and blog for Brian M. Vazquez, this project was completed within a very tight time schedule to fit the needs of the client. It is built using WordPress the Bootstrap mobile-first framework. For ease-of-use, a custom home-page widget and a custom “portfolio” post type were created. Additionally the letter mark “BMV” logo was created in Illustrator for use online and in print.
The Intellidemia site was originally built without a user-friendly content management system. As part of a freelance project, the site was converted to WordPress keeping the template structure and original styles intact. To make the editing more user-friendly, custom post types and custom meta boxes were used in the WordPress backend, as well as extensive custom PHP page templates.
For this freelance project, the Forget Me Not Celebrations food blog already had a template designed and mocked up in Photoshop. WordPress was used to develop and program the site to ensure a user-friendly backend for the client. The recipe index section is dynamically generated through a customized PHP template that expands upon the already existing ReciPress WordPress extension.
The Hot Wings Homebrew website was created using WordPress and the Foundation responsive framework. It utilizes a custom “brews” post type with a custom meta box that tracks various information about each beer, such as bottling date, release date, untappd social link, and more, then generates a custom, stylized output. The site also showcases a blog with integrated social commenting and jQuery photo galleries. Additionally, I created the site logo using Illustrator which has since been printed on beer labels and cardboard beer carriers.
This WordPress site was restructured from a static, fixed-width layout to a responsive, fluid layout using the Foundation framework by ZURB. It not only utilizes cross-browser, cross-device compatible code, but implements custom PHP menus, templates, custom post types and custom meta boxes in the site’s backend. None of the site’s original styles or features were lost during the the transition.