Yesterday, I finished developing another website called The Dreamy Spoon. The Dreamy Spoon is a Self Served Frozen Desserts Store located in Maumelle , Arkansas and it a full flash website that also has a wordpress blog with it. This has to be one the most fun websites I have done in a while, partly because of the silliness of the design (which was done by Cody Scott of Kinetic Media Solutions ). Some of the special things about the website are they it uses SWFAddress to increase SEO and add the ability to go straight to a specific page, as well as a custom MP3 music player, and all the animations were pretty cool too. The website includes everything from a flavors page, a contact page, and links to the social media websites.
One of the hardest things to code for the website was getting the stage to resize correctly when the user resizes the browser window, because the grassy hills had to stay at the bottom and the cloud background had to scale correctly.
To increase SEO, I created the The Dreamy Spoon Blog (made from WordPress) that the owner could add news posts and I also duplicated the flash pages into wordpress pages and basically hide them from the user (meaning no actual links to them), but when I submit a sitemap to Google Web Mastertools I will include those links so they get indexed.
This might be the best flash website I have done so far and it was a lot of fun to work on, let me know what you guys think.
Since joining ActiveDen, where you can buy and sell royalty-free Adobe Flash and Flex files, I have wanted to make the featured author of the week. I am proud to announce that I have finally achieved this goal of mine. I am really honored and humbled to be chosen and want to thank Envato (The Company that owns the marketplace) for selecting me, especially LanceSnider, the ActiveDen Site Manager. If you have ever thought about selling graphics, or wordpress themes, or anything of that nature then the Envato Marketplaces are the way to go. These sites have the best community of authors and buyers.
Its really been amazing creating files and seeing people use them on their own sites, and there is something really rewarding in it thats hard to articulate with words. Thanks again ActiveDen for the opportunity you give us and for the feature.
I have finished up another website for a client of mine (my wife), designed for her blog called housemadehome.net. The blog chronicles the renovations and decorating of our house, some recipes, and stories associated with the raising of our family. I worked really closely with her on the design of the site and I think it came out really well. I developed it using the WordPress backend, so she could easily make posts to it and handle the whole site by herself. We focused a lot on search engine optimization and the site has had a really good start so far… she has over 15 followers already. There are tons of home design blogs out there and they are getting bigger all the time. If you are looking for a custom made blog template, contact me so we can discuss the details of the project.
I have finished working on another website while working with Cody Scott of Kinetic Media Solutions, its called Double S Carpet and Supply. I implemented and developed this website once again using the WordPress backend. There are several reasons I love using the wordpress backend on these types of projects. One reason is that they have tons of widgets or plugins to use for free, and this saves me time if the client wants a certain feature. I used the Flash Video Player Plugin for the video on the front page, it has some really great features like hiding the controls and auto play, and you can easily change all these settings on the settings page on the dashboard of wordpress, it doesn’t get much easier than that.
Cody and I each came up with a design for this site and I have attached the images below, mine is the second. For my design, I used an image called “Dark Wood” by ~zygat3r from deviantART as the background but in the end we decided to go with Cody’s Design.
I have finished working on another website for a client named Shannon Jacuzzi. The website is LimeaidPartnership, and it’s purpose is to promote national awareness of stress and mental health issues during May Mental Health month and year-round through community events, promotions and campaigns that help raise funds to support organizations that educate the public about the brain, provide mental health services, and/or research treatments and causes of mental health stressors. I designed the site completely myself based off a flyer the client gave me and I developed it using the wordpress framework. Once again, thank you wordpress for building such an awesome CMS. Here I used the wordpress backend so the user could go onto the site herself and make updates as well as change any of the content on the pages.