#WordPress

Web development for artist Mel Chin’s The Tie That Binds

I’m happy to have launched the website for artist Mel Chin’s land art project, The Tie That Binds, part of CURRENT:LA Water, Los Angeles’s inaugural public art biennial. Originally from Houston Texas, Mel Chin is known for works that require multi-disciplinary, collaborative teamwork that conjoin cross-cultural aesthetics with complex ideas. Read more

Web development for Joel Sanders Architecture

Led by Principal Joel Sanders, JSA “creates innovative and sustainable environments in response to today’s rapidly changing culture.” Sanders is a Professor of Architecture at Yale University and former Director of the Graduate Program in Architecture at Parsons School of Design. Read more

Web development for architecture blog Common Edge

Founded by Martin C. Pedersen and Steven Bingler, Common Edge is a non-profit organization dedicated to “reconnecting architecture and design with the public that it’s meant to serve.” The website features essays, interviews and commentary by architects and thinkers in the field. Read more

Museum Computer Network 2015: WordPress as Museum Web CMS

I’ll presenting a session at MCN2015 in Minneapolis this November, in collaboration with Sarah Wambold. Titled WordPress as Museum Web CMS: Development and Content Strategy, the core audience for this discussion will be web teams considering implementing a CMS (or switching from another), are evaluating WordPress and want to know what to expect. Read more

WordPress development for Clockshop

Clockshop homepage Clockshop is an arts organization in Los Angeles, working “at the intersection of politics, urban space, and cultural production to explore the forces that shape our lived environment.” They do a lot of site-specific programming involving locations and communities in the city. Read more

Development of Covered with Fur, an online literary magazine by A Strange Object press

In 2014 I was fortunate to work with A Strange Object , a small press in Austin Texas, on Covered with Fur, their vision for an online literary magazine. I became involved during the later stages of the process, to help them with their final push, and was curious to know how the project had developed from inception. So I asked my collaborator Joe Costello, a usability specialist with a background in small press publishing, to flesh out the story...

Website redesign for the Clyfford Still Museum

clyffordstillmuseum.org Featuring a bold, responsive design, the new website for the Clyfford Still Museum launched in October, 2014. This new site helps the museum position itself as a destination, a site of pilgrimage for art lovers interested in the life and work of master abstract expressionist painter Clyfford Still. Read more

Conference microsite and archive for the Santa Cruz MAH’s Museum Camp

Museum Camp Museum Camp is an annual conference produced by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. The format is similar to a hack-a-thon: Participants have 72 hours to work on a project consistent with a theme. This year’s theme was “Social Impact Assessment” and involved conducting research projects based on different locations around Santa Cruz. Read more

Migrating the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Exhibitions Website to WordPress

Working with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, we recently completed a redesign of the Exhibitions area of the Museum’s website. The project was a collaboration between Spellerberg Associates and staff at the MCA. On the front-end, we implemented a mobile-responsive design reflecting a contemporary interpretation of the Museum’s established visual identity. Read more

Website for the Santa Cruz MAH’s Pop Up Museum

popupmuesum.org A Pop Up Museum is a of temporary exhibit created by the people who show up to participate. It works by choosing a theme and venue and then inviting people to bring an object on-topic to share. The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History hosts Pop Up Museums throughout Santa Cruz County in partnership with community organizations, businesses, and schools. Read more

Website development for the Heckscher Foundation for Children

In 2014, The Heckscher Foundation for Children celebrated over ninety-three years of support to hundreds of organizations and programs, serving needy children and youth. Visit website. Project Team Designed by Everything Type Company. Developed by Marty Spellerberg / Spellerberg Associates. Read more

Website development for T.W. Ryan Architecture

Prior to founding TW Ryan Architecture in 2013, Thomas W. Ryan was a designer at Richard Meier & Partners and an associate at Christoff : Finio Architecture in New York. Visit website. Project Team Designed by Everything Type Company. Developed by Marty Spellerberg / Spellerberg Associates. Read more

Goshka Macuga microsites for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Goshka Macuga is the MCA Chicago's 2013 Artist In Residence. But because the resulting work, likely to be a play, will not exist until the end of the term, the artist's process is being documented and presented to the public as Preparatory Notes for a Chicago Comedy. Our team became involved as interactive media designers/developers...

Website for Photographer Lana Šlezić

lanaslezic.com Lana Šlezić’s work has documented the plight of women and children. Her book Forsaken studied the conditions faced by women in Afghanistan. Her next project, A Walk in the Park portrays street kids in India. She is currently based in Canada. Read more

Website redesign for Pleasure Dome Film & Video

pdome.org I recently launched a new website design for storied Toronto film & video collective Pleasure Dome. Driven by the bin-packing layout library Packery, the new design reconfigures content boxes of various sizes to fit the available screen space. This, combined with responsive design techniques, means the site works across a full range of modern devices, such as phones, tablets and desktop computers. Read more

Membership microsite for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

join.santacruzmah.org I’ve been working with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History to develop a series of low-tech, low-cost strategies and systems to track, celebrate, and act on personal interactions with visitors. “Like many small museums, the MAH cannot afford expensive ticketing or membership software systems,” says Executive Director Nina Simon. Read more

California Missions microsite for The Huntington Library

missionhistory.org I’m happy to report the launch of Exploring the California Missions, a website I designed and developed for The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Using the lens of California Mission history, Exploring the California Missions presents a suite of lessons intended to help teachers and fourth grade students develop the critical skills needed to work with primary sources. Read more

Website for Photographer Adam Nadel

adamnadel.net Adam Nadel’s photographic practice is located “at the intersections of journalism, science, and human rights.” He knew exactly what he wanted and was a joy to work with! Using the WordPress-based package I’ve been developing, we were able put his site together quickly and efficiently. Read more

WordPress 3.5 media_order Issue Affects Custom Galleries

The revamped Add Media interface in WordPress 3.5 improves a great many things about media management. It’s fantastic and thanks go out to the team for all the hard work! Unfortunately, the removal of a visible menu order field and the associated “Sort by Ascending / Descending” links has created an issue that affects some plugins and themes. Read more

Website for Photographer Samuel James

I’m happy to launch a new website for documentary photographer Samuel A. James, an American working in Nigeria. The site runs the WordPress theme/plugin package I’ve dubbed “Carolyn”, after its initial commissioner, Carolyn Drake. The idea behind this package is to create a system that can be used to quickly deploy portfolio sites of a certain kind. Read more

Template Part Shortcode and Carolyn Google Analytics WordPress Plugins

I’ve released a couple more plugins to the WordPress plugin directory. They are the result of day-to-day maintenance on a variety of WordPress sites. Template Part Shortcode Template parts are reusable snippets of code stored in your theme directory. Normally, they are called by other template files using the get_template_part() function. Read more

Website redesign for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

Like many of my museum colleagues, I’m a big fan of Nina Simon’s blog, Museum 2.0. When the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, of which she is the director, needed a new website, I jumped at the opportunity. Simon praised my work, saying, “Marty is everything I could have wanted from a designer — he overdelivered on my vague directives and pushed me to think more rigorously about what we were trying to do.” The project was a full website redesign and redevelopment. Read more

Website for Photographer Carolyn Drake

Carolyn Drake’s website I recently had the pleasure of creating sites with documentary photographer Carolyn Drake. Carolyn has an amazing eye and strong sense of narrative, which she brought to her layout and navigation. This site is built on WordPress, with custom gallery-presentation plugins and theme. Read more

Website for Photographer Andres Gonzalez

Andres Gonzalez’s website I recently had the pleasure of creating sites with documentary photographer Andres Gonzalez. EachAndreshas an amazing eye and strong sense of narrative, which he brought to his layout and navigation. The site is built on WordPress, with custom a gallery-presentation plugin and theme. Read more

Center a Google Map on the Latest WordPress Post

This is a follow-up to my previous post on integrating WordPress and Google Maps. Damien asks: “Would it be possible to centre the map on my latest post?” Yes, it is! This builds off the example in the previous post and I’m using the Address Geocoder plugin to set latlngs. Read more

Website Redevelopment for Honoria in Ciberspazio

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. Honoria in Ciberspazio is Honoria Starbuck’s jam. Begun in 1997, it’s “the first internet opera” — written via online collaboration and performed via webcast, with the online condition as its subject. Read more

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

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. 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! 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

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

Campaign Microsite for Photographer Donald Weber’s Book “Interrogations”

interrogationbook.com Donald Weber is a photographer with the VII Network, mainly studying post-Soviet authority in Ukraine and Russia. With this site Don is offering a series of photographs in Kickstarter-like support of his forthcoming documentary photography book. I see it as an experiment in the disruption of the traditional ways and means of Art capitol using internet technologies. Read more

Website Redesign for Artist Midi Onodera

Midi Onodera is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker/moving image artist who creates shorts intended for “small screen” podcasting. This redesign includes a visual overhaul based on a look mocked-up by designer Ruby Pajares, and a full refactoring of the theme’s codebase. The fonts are Chaparral Pro and Museo Sans. Read more

Website for Filmmaker Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy is a filmmaker, film programmer and writer whose work “operates in dialogue with the history of film as art.” This is Chris’ first site and serves as a calling-card for his pedagogical work. I wanted the stills from his films to be the primary visual statement, with the rest of the design as quiet as possible. Read more

Website for Convenience Gallery

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Convenience shows work “that engages, experiments, and takes risks with the architectural, urban, and civic realm.” The site architecture is straightforward: present the exhibitions in reverse chronological order. So for this redesign we applied simple accordion navigation to open-up past entries. Read more

Creating a jQuery Slideshow of the WordPress Attachments Gallery

Since version 2.5 WordPress has included the ability to upload images and “attach” them to posts and pages. The user can upload a batch of images and the system will create copies at various sizes specified in the site settings. There’s an interface for setting an order and captions. Read more

Website for Artist Flavio Trevisan

I’m happy to announce a new website for Toronto-based artist Flavio Trevisan. Flavio makes sculptures, mostly, based on maps. The site is a pretty straight-forward WordPress implementation. Check it out! Read more

WordPress 3.0 Network Domain Name Mapping on MediaTemple

I’m really excited about the new Network feature in WordPress 3, which allows you to run many sites off the same install. I’m hoping this makes it easier to keep my friends’ sites up-to-date and malware free. I installed WordPress at 0003.org and am running the second site kateschneider.net off of it. Read more

Website Redesign (2010) for Photographer Donald Weber

The 2010 redesign for Donald Weber’s WordPress-based website features a side-scrolling slideshow for the narrative presentation of images as well as pages for the promotion of the photographer’s books and grant-writing workshops. Donald Weber’s website is hosted by MediaTemple. Read more

Converting the AGO blog from Serendipity to WordPress

Hi there. Been busy, but not posting any of it here. Will attempt to catch up, somewhat. This one will be about some recent work on the Art Gallery of Ontario blog, Art Matters. The Art Gallery of Ontario blog was running S9Y, and it was rough. Read more

Bell Festival Centre Website Redesigned

Proudly announcing the redesign of Bell Festival Centre! Coinciding with the groundbreaking at King and John Streets in Toronto, the website was created in-house at the Toronto International Film Festival Group by developer Marty Spellerberg and programmer Gabriel Perez. Check out Bell Festival Centre! Read more

Superslackers Website Refreshed

Announcing a site-wide update of Superslackers! Produced by Steven Charles Manale, Superslackers is published weekly by The Toronto Star and is nominated for Top Canadian Web Comic, Joe Shuster Awards. The site is built on WordPress and is Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict. Read more

Pleasure Dome Website Redesigned

Announcing the redesign of Pleasure Dome! Now in it’s 18th year of programming, Pleasure Dome is a year-round film and video exhibition group dedicated to the presentation of experimental film and video. The site is built on WordPress, and features posters by Sameer Farooq, NEW INK. Read more

Website Redesign for Photographer Donald Weber (2007)

Proudly announcing the redesign of Donald Weber Photojournalism! Don Weber is Canadian, based in Moscow. He’s published in Newsweek, Time, Maclean’s, The New York Times, The Globe & Mail, others. The site features big, 800px images and is built on WordPress. Read more

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