Posts Tagged ‘work’

Andreas Tabor’s Aesthetic Literacy

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

I recently began a collaborative effort with a friend of mine, Andreas Tabor, redesigning his existing online portfolio, AestheticLiteracy.com.  Andreas is in the last few weeks of his undergraduate career as a graphic design student and needed a site that expressed his personality but was also easy to keep up to date.

We discussed his his options and it seemed that a custom WordPress theme with some instruction on maintaining his final site would be enough to meet all his needs. Andreas provided me with his desired aesthetics and layout as a Photoshop file which I then converted into code and implemented as a WordPress theme.

This was a unique experience for me as I was acting more in the role of a code monkey with less design power.  It was also a good learning opportunity as I was forced to think a bit differently than if I had created the layout from scratch.  Overall, working with a friend was a challenge, but I’m glad I could help him out while also gaining more knowledge and experience with the capabilities of WordPress.

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Monday, January 19th, 2009

So for the past few months I have been lagging in my blog updates. I have been busy with graduate school, busy with an internship, busy with freelance work, in general just busy. Also a few months ago I noticed that there was some kind of error with WordPress and I started to get a substantial amount of spam comments. So, essentially I was WordPress jaded.

My recent work on Sugar Creek Fountains web site forced me to get back into the world of WordPress, and I like what I see. I have been considering a site overhaul integrating my Twitter, my Flickr, and other social web devices.

So here is to getting back into the swing of things.

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