Website Redesign for Tiffany Malakooti’s “Belog”

An artist’s project I collaborated on has recently launched. Or I should say re-launched, as it existed before; I’ve been involved in getting it back to fighting form. Belog is Tiffany Malakooti’s jam. She’s assembled a collection of Persian art and culture that is beautiful and often quite funny. Read more

Address Geocoder WordPress Plugin

A simple WordPress plugin for saving location data with Posts and Pages. Conveniently converts addresses to lat/lng from the Edit screen. Storing addresses as lat/lng (rather than geocoding each time a user requests a page) decreases load time. This plug-in makes it easy for content managers to generate lat/lng, which is stored with the post as a custom field that can be accessed as part of the loop. Read more

Museums, Collections and Art

This is the first part of my notes on Museums By Artists, edited by A. A. Bronson & Peggy Gale and published by Art Metropole in 1983. Phrases have been lifted from the text, then grouped with like. See also: Collecting as an Artistic Mode. Daniel Buren Museums by Artists (Poster), 1983 Art Metropole Toronto Canada 56.6 Read more

Integrating WordPress and Google Maps API V.3

Here we will go through the steps for creating a Google Maps interface for a WordPress blog. Posts will appear as markers on the map, which you can click to reveal the post content in the Google Maps Infowindow. Download a ZIP of the complete example. Note, August 24 2013: In August 2013 Google updated the API to a new visual style that more closely matches their core products. Read more

Introducing “Multiple,” a new online artwork / web comic

Six panels from Multiple
Multiple on the Wednesday Cooper website. What’s your favorite super power? Flight? Strength? Invisibility? For as far back as I can remember, mine has had to do with time: I wish I could do two things at once.  The closest example in mainstream comics is Marvel’s Multiple Man.  Read more

Website for Photographer Seth Anderson

b12partners.net/photo Photographer Seth Anderson is based in Chicago, a city that is often his subject. Prolific on Flickr, his images are frequently licensed for reproduction in blogs, books, documentaries and other media. We created a site that makes it easy to order physical prints. Read more

Creating a WordPress Tag Search using jQuery

The technique applied on Seth Anderson’s photo site. The WordPress taxonomy functions make it easy to give your visitors links to per-tag archives of posts. But is it possible to give them archives of more than one tag? Sure it is! Demo here Code here (on Gist) “Any” & “And” Tag Intersections By passing parameters via the URL, WordPress will create pages for the intersections of multiple tags. Read more

Showing Images from the WordPress Attachments Gallery

I’ve been upgrading artist Flavio Trevisan’s site to take advantage of some of the features that have been added to WordPress since we first did the implementation. This gave me the opportunity to revisit a PHP function I use to pull images from the WordPress attachment gallery for use in jQuery slideshows. Read more

Interactive In-Gallery Video Kiosk for Artist Midi Onodera

An interface to display short video clips in a gallery setting.
An interface to display short video clips in a gallery setting. Interactive Touchscreen Interface using jQuery and HTML5 Video Playing a video. In 2009 artist Midi Onodera created a series of 52 short clips designed for podcasting. I have been fortunate to be involved in this project, providing technical support and new media development. Read more

Creating a WordPress Categories Page using Nested Loops

Do you find yourself with a bunch of Posts organized into Categories and are thinking, Wouldn’t it be nice to make a page where people can get a taste for what’s in each Category? I found myself in exactly this situation with Seth Anderson’s photography site. Read more

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