TEDxBuffalo 2013

TEDxBuffalo home section 1

TEDxBuffalo home section 1It had been a few years since the inaugural TEDxBuffalo event and website launch. The team has grown and learned a few things that have made the events better over the years and it was time the website reflected those improvements. So a redesign was in order to prepare for the 2013 event.
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Pegasus Early Music

The Pegasus Early Music homepage

The Pegasus Early Music homepageMost of my projects come from referrals but Deb Fox, the founder and Artistic Director at Pegasus Early Music, found me in an online search for local (Rochester) web developers. And I’m glad she did. Deb and her interns were great to work with and the redesign had some fairly complex functionality that challenged me, in a good way.
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BFLO Harbor Kayak

BFLO Harbor Kayak redesign website home

BFLO Harbor Kayak redesign website homeSUP BFLO? The recent redesign of the BFLO Harbor Kayak website turned a simple informational webpage into a full-fledged website that allows customers to reserve and pay for spots in the kayak tours and standup paddleboard lessons that they offer. That’s what.Continue Reading

Five Star Urgent Care

Five Star Urgent Care redesigned homepage

Five Star Urgent Care redesigned homepage

I partnered with Buffalo-based graphic designer Amber Rampino to build this WordPress site based on her designs. The theme itself has some built-in interactive and easy to use functionality like slideshows, rotating client testimonials, and an FAQ with collapsible accordion sections to save space. Personally, I think the custom Five Star logo map markers on the locations page are cool. All of course in an attractive, functional design by Amber!

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6 Tips for a More Secure WordPress Website

Google Chrome's this website is infected with malware message

Google Chrome's this website is infected with malware message

WordPress powers nearly 73M (million!) websites around the World, making it the most popular CMS in existence right now. About 15% of the top one million sites on the web use WordPress, including business heavyweights like Honda, the New York Times, CNN, NASA, TechCrunch and others.

Those are some impressive stats for something that started off as a humble little blogging platform but has grown to become so much more. WordPress’ extensibility (the ability to add plug-ins for almost any functionality you can think of) and ease of setup and use have certainly contributed to its explosion in popularity. But unfortunately that ease of use and popularity are also what make WordPress sites an attractive target for hackers.
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