Last week I launched a redesign of this site. I started developing it in late November, and wanted to revamp the site completely from design to content. I got some feedback from my students during one class when we were talking about the importance of a small business’ website, and I wanted to integrate that, as well as some of the new things I learned over the last two years. I’m planning on making this a multipart series, and in today’s installment, I want to talk about the most important part of a website: The Homepage.
November 8, 2010 | filed under: Site Launch
I’ve added a new website to the portfolio! Jenlis needed a full e-commerce site for their new product, HOPR. I took their design (a supplied Photoshop file), made it a WordPress friendly theme, and used WP-Ecommerce to take care of the catalog, shopping cart, and payments using both Authorize.Net and Paypal. Visit the site.
Earlier this year I launched a new set of WordPress packages & services to give clients better access to WordPress driven sites and support. After several months of putting these services into action, I’ve restructured them with new pricing and a few new, better defined services to make your WordPress Experience even better. Read more about the new packages, support, and update services after the jump.
May 3, 2010 | filed under: News
With the ongoing tumultuous economic times here in the USA and around the world, people are doing the best they can to save money. This goes the same for businesses that are trying to keep the bottom line in the black. Because of this, many businesses might be missing a great opportunity to expand their customer base and add a new revenue stream with a website.
Manifest Development is happy to announce new specials on websites for the Construction Industry. In a time where people want to know what they are getting before they get it, a website can immensely help you and your construction company showcase the work you do, make it easy for potential customers to contact you, and even have Bid Requests submitted.
As someone who’s worked in construction & has developed websites for a long time, I know what your potential customers are looking for & I can give you a website that will help them find it. I’ve built websites for electrical contractors, construction workers, painters, and more. I want to help you.
Head on over to this page to get more details on what kind of site I can offer you, and more importantly, what a website can do for you business. Contact me now for a Free Quote and 10% off of the first project.
Last week, Manifest Development launched a new website- The Caitlin M. Hammaren Foundation. The foundation had a pre-existing website that they wanted to convert to a content management system (CMS) to make it easier for them to update themselves. Manifest Development converted the site to WordPress and organized the site to make it easier for visitors to find information.
A lot of requests have been coming in for smaller sites quickly profiling a person or business, posting up some information and a contact form (see recently launched site for George Papageorge, DDS). They are created to provide more information than a flyer or brochure, and are much more accessible. Manifest Development is running a special on them from now until January 30th. Now you can get a Profile Site for just $535.00.
I hadn’t realized it, but next month will be 2 and a half years since my last blog redesign, which is considerably longer than my previous time between designs; I was young and impressionable and didn’t know what I wanted. But now something is different. My needs in 2007 were different than my needs now. Then, this was just a place for blog entries (and the occasional trying out a new web dev trick). Now information sharing has increased 10 fold. I have shared thoughts and links on Facebook, Google Reader, Twitter, and here. The new design needs to reflect that, especially since my day-to-day blogging has decreased with the advent of Twitter. I present to you: Info Overload.
Back in January I officially released my first WordPress plugin, Gloss. It’s a simple glossary management plugin. I worked on it for a few weeks after release and then let it go as my final semester of grad school got very busy. Today, I’m very happy to announce Gloss 0.5. In this version I made some small fixes and optimizations, as well as the ability to edit the name of an existing Glossary. But it’s with this release that I am also announcing Gloss 1.0, which will have some major updates, including:
- The ability to page glossaries by Letter
- Support for languages other than English
- The ability to link to terms
- Code refactoring and optimizations
You can look for that to be released late July/early August. If you have suggestions, or any code contributions, feel free to contact me. In the mean time, check out Gloss’s web page here, or the official WordPress page.