Web Consulting Projects Wrap-Up

Last year I had several web consulting projects. I just finished the last of them, and I’m not planning on doing any more, so I figure now’s a good time to post a wrap-up. All 5 of these sites are running on WordPress.

Boxing Dragons - Original Asian ArtBoxing Dragons – Original Asian Art

Boxing Dragons – Original Asian Art

Body of Knowledge - Personal TrainingBody of Knowledge – Personal Training

Body of Knowledge – Personal Training

The Hope Funds for Cancer ResearchThe Hope Funds for Cancer Research

The Hope Funds for Cancer Research

Kai's Candy CompanyKai’s Candy Company

Kai's Candy Company

Newport Homes for SaleNewport Homes for Sale

Newport Homes for Sale

  • Body of Knowledge Personal Training: the most interesting part of the site is accessible only by their clients. I created a custom WordPress plugin that enables their clients to schedule appointments online. The plugin synchronizes the appointments with Body of Knowledge’s Google Calendar, and on the administrative side, provides invoicing and other bookkeeping capabilities.
  • Newport Homes for Sale – Terry Toppa, Broker Associate: you may recognize the last name 😉 . This is a site for my Dad’s real estate listings. It uses my Post to Post Links II error: No post found with slug "shashin-wordpress-plugin" and Post to Post Links II error: No post found with slug "deko-boko-wordpress-plugin". His friend Jim is a photographer, and he provided some fantastic pictures of Newport that really bring the site to life.
  • Boxing Dragons – Original Asian Art: I didn’t come up with the graphic designs on the other sites listed here, but I did for this one. I am by no means a graphic designer, but I can fake it sometimes. This site is over a year old now, and drove a lot of the improvements that went into Shashin 2.0 last year.
  • Kai’s Candy Company: this was my own business (why can’t I count myself as a client? 😉 ), which is now closed. I worked with a wonderful graphic designer, Paula Weindel, who created the site design for us. Our business volume never justified implementing a full-fledged shopping cart; Google Checkout served our needs just fine. After the business closed, I moved the site to free hosting with Google Page Creator.
  • The Hope Funds for Cancer Research: this project involved converting a static site to a dynamic one, and training their staff to use WordPress so they can manage most of the site without needing programming skills.


  1. Reply
    Patrick Barnes September 4, 2009

    Very nice work, esp. the Newport Homes for Sale site. How did you get the header image to rotate with the fade effect? I thought it might be a Flash plugin but then I saw it worked on my iPhone. Very slick. Would love to know how you did it.

  2. Reply
    Mike September 9, 2009

    Thanks Patrick – sorry for the delay responding. It uses the “Ultimate Fade-in Slideshow” script – http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex14/fadeinslideshow.htm

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