AnviFrieze Eyewear

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Client:  AnviFrieze / Full Spectrum Global, Inc.

Project Description:  The main company site is built using The WordPress CMS and the Genesis Framework by StudioPress.  The back end is a full e-commerce web site built on a PHP/MySQL foundation. We used the magento e-commerce script for easy administration and maintenance. The site also contains a jQuery based image rotator on the home page that is database driven and easily managed via an intuitive administrative interface.

Created With:  PHP e-Commerce Script / Magento, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Fireworks CS5, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, WordPress,  Genesis Framework,  PHP & MySQL.

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Animalia Design

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Client: Animalia Design
Agency: Big Whistle Studios

Project Details: Hired by Big Whistle Studios as developer for the animialiadesign.com web site.  We developed the Animalia Design web site using the WordPress CMS and the Genesis Framework by Studiopress.

Created With: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Fireworks CS5, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, WordPress, Genesis Framework, PHP & MySQL.

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Candice Georgiadis

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Client: Candice Georgiadis – Get Stoned Jewelry

Project Details: We developed the Candice Georgiadis web site using the WordPress CMS and the Genesis Framework by Studiopress.  We utilized the woocommerce plugin to provide full e-commerce capabilities.

Created With: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Fireworks CS5, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, WordPress, Genesis Framework, Woocommerce, PHP & MySQL.

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Main Course California

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Client:  Main Course California

Project Details:  We re-developed the Main Course California web site using the WordPress CMS and the Genesis Framework by Studiopress.

Created With:  Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Fireworks CS5, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, WordPress,  Genesis Framework, PHP & MySQL.

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Why We Use Genesis

Genesis Framework for WordPressWhen given the choice, we prefer to build our clients web sites using WordPress.  It’s an extremely powerful content management system supported by an enormous ecosystem of designers and developers.  While WordPress gives us a solid foundation right out of the box, there are necessary key features that must be added to really deliver the best possible web site to our clients.  Fortunately, WordPress is extremely extensible and most of the key features that are lacking can be achieved by using one of the more than 17,000 WordPress Plugins currently available as of this posting.

While I am a huge proponent of Plugins and use a wide variety of them to build specials features and functionality into our sites, I prefer to limit the number of Plugins used to the smallest possible number.  This allows me easily stay on top of updates and prevent possible conflicts between Plugins that are developed by several different publishers.

Several years ago I began searching for ways to improve the usability and performance of WordPress without having to install multiple 3rd party plugins.  That’s when I discovered and began using the Thesis framework.  Although it made huge improvements to WordPress and simplified many of the tasks necessary for most of the sites we build, I continued my search for a better solution.  A few summers ago, while browsing through Chris Brogran’s blog, I cam across a post explaining why he moved his site to the Genesis Framework.  He had previously used the same framework that I was using, but decided to change for some very compelling reasons.  I browsed on over to Studiopress and was quickly sold. [Read more...]