3 Jewels in my Crown was a very fun WordPress theme to work on. It features many different custom image sizes based on a Featured Image and does all of the resizing work for the user. One really great feature is the ability to select certain posts as “Featured’ by using a custom taxonomy I set up. I could have used a category for this but wanted to avoid any duplicate content issues with search engines.
Overall this was a great learning experience for me and I really dove into the lower level features that WordPress has to offer.
As the resident “web guy” for Les Stroud Productions, I was tasked with maintaining and improving upon the flagship website for Les Stroud.
Built on WordPress this site has seen many changes since I started working on it and is a great example of a “working” site. Many website are built and then left alone but this site is constantly evolving.
Whether it be the addition of jquery scrollbars and lightboxes, HTML 5 video fallback for iOS or Flash video on the homepage (with graceful fallback of course) this site is always looking to provide it’s visitors with a great user experience.
The original artwork was done by Luke Despatie & The Design Firm.