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Design Wordpress

Kirksville Family Acupuncture

A local acupuncturist, Holly Arbuckle, just starte a business focusing on Kirksville acupuncture.  Focus for the project was to make Acupuncture seem normal in the midst of rural MO.  After some thought mapping, we went with a leaf for the logo based on the idea of the visible paths of the leaf veins.  Acupuncture is […]

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Photography

New Vision Optical

I took a few pictures of New Vision Optical’s great store because they’re supporting the FLATS project by donating a portion of their sales to help build the trail! Awesome! If every store in Kirksville followed their lead, we’d have the trail in no time. I’m sure New Vision Optical is the most unique optical […]

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Code

Craigslist Nearby Cities Search Aggregator – Google Spreadsheet

I made a spreadsheet in google that will take a search term and search it in all the nearby cities on craigslist and dynamically output all the results in the spreadsheet using importXML queries. You have to specify which three-letter category you want to search for. Like furniture (fua), cars by owner (cto), musical instruments […]

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Design

Ecommerce

A friend in the SEO biz emailed me a pretty nice infographic on the effectiveness of different colors/sizes/text in increasing the holy conversion rate. Check it out, if you’re into that kinda thing.

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Code

jQuery to Display Dynamic Content Continuously After Page Load

The title is a mouthful, but it’s true.  A client needed a timer from a WordPress plug-in to be displayed multiple times on a page, but the plug-in didn’t allow for multiple instances on the page.  I tried to do a few workarounds by hacking (or just trying to make it do things it wasn’t […]

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Code

CSS3 PIE

Oh man. My life just got a little easier thanks to the folks over at CSS3 PIE. Now I don’t have to make three images, line them up with empty div>s and work out odd padding/width math just to get a rounded border and a drop shadow in IE 6-8. Thanks CSS3 PIE.

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Code Wordpress

Linking Entire List Element

I needed a solution for making an entire list element click-able, not just the anchor text.  At the site I made for the Kirksville Brewfest, the entire background color of the list element on the enter page/style changed color, making the user think they could click on it, but only the text was click-able.  The solution […]

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Code Wordpress

How to Detect If There’s a Featured Image on a WordPress Page or Post

I’m redesigning the website for a Mindfulness Practice Center in New Hampshire, Morning Sun Community, and ran into an issue where I didn’t want the Title on the WordPress page to show if there was a featured image. The layout looks cleaner without the title there (although they opted to have the title appear anyways). […]

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Stories

They won’t let us show it at the beach

Oh they won’t let us show it at the beach no they won’t let us show it at the beach They think we’re gonna grab it if it gets within our reach And they won’t let us show it at the beach Shel Silverstein – Show it at the Beach We unexpectedly found ourselves with […]