I'm a web-loving, webapp maker kinda guy. Here are a few things I have created for my employers, my freelancing projects and my own personal projects

Posts tagged ‘lead-developer’

The Dolan Law Firm and WordPress Plugins

If you ever listen to the local SF Bay Area sports radio station, KNBR 680, you may often hear a commercial bit with the slogan, “The best lawyers you hope to never need” and their website, http://DolanLawFirm.com. Well, it is me who created the Dolan Law Firm website!

The law firm had requested to move their html-based website from the Firmsite Publisher platform to the WordPress platform.  This was a monumental task because this Law firm had over 10K articles and 200+ categories to migrate over to WordPress.

I was the main developer for this project and with the help of an intern, we were able to complete this project in 3 months.   Using my prior WordPress experience, I found ways to reduce the development time by creating scripts to automate certain tasks.

In addition to migrating the articles and categories, I was also responsible styling the layout, photoshopping all graphics and icons, as well as code additional WordPress plugins.

 

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Moving a website with 500K views a month to another CMS

When you have to completely redesign a successful website with 500K+ views a month, what do you have to think about?

The most important factor is to keep the website successful.  In many high-traffic websites, this often times require all SEO factors of a website to remain intact.

There was a requirement to move the jsp-based Findlaw.co.uk website into a WordPress website.   I was the sole developer task with porting this website (along with all 3,000+ pages) into the WordPress CMS.

I had to come up with a plan to programmatically copy all the pages and articles from the old website into a format that can be easily imported into WordPress.   I also had to retain all URLs and SEO tags are identical to the old website.

I was able to successfully complete this huge project in 2 months and keep the traffic steady.

UPDATE(2017): The FindlawUK division is no longer being maintained. 

 

Responsive Web Design for a dashboard

Screencast shows the same web-dashboard displayed on three different devices – MacBook, iPad, and iPhone See in Action

With the increasing popularity of iPads and iPhones, I was asked me to create a web-based dashboard to provide an optimal viewing experience with all their devices – iPads, iPhones, and Macbooks using just a single-code base. I was able to achieve these requirements using responsive web design techniques with HTML5, javascript and CSS3.

The dashboard contains several distinct widgets:
1.) Multiple carousels (swiping of data) responds to both mouse and touch gestures to swipe the card to view additional sets of data.
2.) A slider to select the date and time range. The slider transforms into the standard iPhone time picker when the web-dashboard is viewed on an iPhone.
3.) Sophisticated charts embedded inside of other charts.
4.) Grids to display data
5.) Persistent Web Design techniques to retain user’s viewing settings

In addition to javascript and CSS3. I used the following technologies and plugins:

  • Bryntum Scheduler and Gantt Charts
  • Sencha EXTJS 4.0
  • jQuery
  • jQuery.ContentCarousel plugin
  • Developr theming
  • glDatePicker
  • jQRangeSlider
  • jQuery.blockUI plugin
  • mobiScroll

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