BURTONMEDIA

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BURTONMEDIA

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URL: www.burtonmediainc.com
Start Date: February 2018
Completion Date: Ongoing
Status: This project is currently in development. The site is just simple HTML and CSS at the moment, once I have finalized the design I will begin creating a WordPress theme to manage the content and remove this hard coded site.
Git: https://github.com/jessejburton/burtonmedia-wp-theme

I am working on serveral projects at the moment, first of which is the redevelopment of this website. After working for 10 years primarily as a Coldfusion developer it is time to apply my coding knowledge to some new platforms. My primary focus right now is WordPress. I am working towards refining my workflow for theme and plugin development and what better way to do this then to build the new Burton Media website as a learning project.

I have started by creating the HTML and CSS markup which can be viewed here. I am using a lot of new techniquest that I learned from Jonas Schmedtmann's Advanced CSS and SASS course over on Udemy (which I highly recommend).

I am hoping to use my website as a way to learn, grow and to showcase my abilities. I am going to attempt to document the process of developing this site via my blog, this way I can use it to look back on as I improve my techniques and refine my skills.

Feel free to follow along with this project via its Git Repository, the theme iteself will also be Open Source so feel free to use / change it. If you use it or would like to contribute please send me a message, I would love to see your work!

SALT SPRING CENTRE OF YOGA

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URL: www.saltspringcentre.com
Start Date: November 2017
Completion Date: Ongoing
Status: Site is live, fine-tuning the design and continuing to add functionality.

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga was in need of a new website. They had an existing WordPress site that was using a lot of plugins and customizations. Time for a fresh new look! The main design of the site was created by Marianne Butler who provided the SASS and CSS files which I then used to create the WordPress theme.

The theme includes custom post types for managing testimonials, banners and job postings. The site uses Gravity Forms along with the PayPal and MailChimp plugins to manage payments, memberships and newsletter subscriptions.

We are currently in the process of integrating with Mind Body to handle Yoga classes and scheduling.

Plugins

  • For an image gallery we are using the Flickr Album Gallery plugin to integrate with the centre's Flickr account.
  • For Forms we are using Gravity Forms with the PayPal and MailChimp add-ons.
  • I almost always use the Admin Menu Editor Pro plugin to clean-up the menu for the general users.
  • Something that I also almost always use is the User Role Editor plugin, which allows me to set up specific roles for editors who only need access to specific functions. I find this a great combination with the Admin Menu Editor plugin.

YOGA & CODE

URL: www.burtonmediainc.com/blog
Start Date: February 2018
Completion Date: Ongoing
Status: A canvas for my thoughts, skills and creativity.
Git: https://github.com/jessejburton/yoga-code-wp-theme

I am intending to use this blog to share my thoughts on yoga and coding, seems like a strange pairing? Maybe... we will see!

I am hoping to use this blog to develop themes and eventually have a gallery that can be viewed to display different designs. I am hoping to create a Fallout-style theme first, if that is something that interests you and you would like to collaborate please contact me.

Feel free to follow along with this project via its Git Repository, the theme iteself will also be Open Source so feel free to use / change it. If you use it or would like to contribute please send me a message, I would love to see your work!