An artists’ social networking and art exhibit/blog website I developed during 2020, in WordPress/Elementor for Memphis/Germantown Art League.
- This is a social networking website for over 100 members, where artists can build a small webpage with a featured project, supporting slideshow, links & video; add photos to their galleries, send/receive messages and “tweets” to other members, post in forums, view calls to artists, group exhibits and news.
- In 2020, this website also provided a FlipBook of the Together Virtual Art Exhibit for users who might find 3D VR a dizzying experience.
- Covid-19 canceled all physical exhibitions scheduled this year, so MGAL went virtual with a new exhibit, shared with another art group, Artists’ Link of Memphis, named Together: A Virtual Art Show. Viewers can walk through the virtual exhibit with their mouse; or take the tour, which moves to each work through the exhibit for them. Each exhibited piece has all of its information listed as well as email links to the artists, who individually sell their works to interested buyers.
A website I developed during 2020, in WordPress for pool service and supply company, Duvall Pool & Leak Detection.
- Customers can instantly contact client via webform detailing service needs and contact information.
- Content is added by client via WordPress, where audience can engage, comment and subscribe for emailed updates.
There Are Two Domains & Websites Here:
My e-commerce and blog website I developed and maintain in WordPress:
- This website is where I sell my work and easily post updated information about my process or art exhibits where my work is sold.
- I have been dragging this website from server to server for more than a decade, because it’s easy to take down and set back up. Plus, I’m simply sentimental for its retro style/functionality.
A home renovation blog that I developed and maintain in WordPress for my pre-1883 home in Coldwater, Mississippi.
- News/Content is added by client via WordPress, where audience can engage, comment and subscribe for emailed updates.
I have curated these art exhibits, designed the branding, and developed and maintain the website in WordPress, since 2016.
There Are Two Domains & Websites Here:
The main website developed in WordPress
- This is the website where calls to artists and news is posted in the blog section; art web forms make art submission quick and easy; and artist works are sold using WooCommerce.
- In 2020, this website also provided a FlipBook of the NASTY WOMEN Memphis | WAR Paint! exhibit for users who might find 3D VR a dizzying experience.
- Covid-19 canceled our physical exhibition scheduled at Crosstown Arts this year, so we went virtual. Viewers can walk through the virtual exhibit with their mouse; or take the tour, which moves to each work through the exhibit for them. Each exhibited piece has all of its information listed and links to the product in the web store, where it can be purchased with free local pickup, delivered for $10 extra, or shipped.
- Events are automatically updated by linking to client managed Facebook Events page with details.
- News/Content is added by client via WordPress.
A website I am currently developing, in WordPress for a new online magazine, Cotton-South.
- I am currently developing logos, palette and branding.
- News/Content will be added by client via WordPress, where audience can engage, comment and subscribe via email.
Could Be All You Need
- Some businesses don’t need much content on the Internet, or want to make changes frequently. If you simply need a landing page to tell the world who and where you are, this could be just the thing.
Has Its Own Domain & Marketing Strategy
- For targeted and increased promotion of the event, as well as the website as a whole.
Domain is Set Up with Google Analytics
- To tabulate and learn more about viewers, thereby setting the demographic.
Viewers Like the Ease of Navigating
- Specific promotions, while the entire website, and all its information, is one click away.
I owned and operated my own web firm from 1997-2007, transferring my clients to a colleague in 2007. I was forced to close this business after I suffered a major attack of (and was subsequently diagnosed with) relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis isn’t curable, but thanks to modern medicine, I am on a great therapy these days that allows me to get back to work:
All websites in this section were developed prior to the invention of the iPhone and iPad, so please view from a desktop using a Google Chrome browser.
Many were developed with perl or java applets, and/or PHP linking to MySQL databases, most of which has been disabled as they are setting on my server and not meant to be fully functioning websites, but to show my history of web design/development.
Some were built in 1028 x 720 resolution, which views smaller today than in 1997-2007.
Flash was removed from all browsers on January 12, 2021. An open source Flash Player emulator (Ruffle) now executes the .swf files of the websites I developed nearly two decades ago in Flash. It is highly unlikely that you have the Ruffle extension installed on your browser; therefore, you may need to push a “play” button for these old Flash components to be viewable. In some instances, I no longer had the uncompiled .fla files for these websites; so a few loop or go to dead links, as I am not able to access and change the actionscripts in the compressed .swf files, without rebuilding them.
These websites were built before June 2007, which means they predate the invention of the iPhone. Therefore, no examples are intentionally responsive to tablets or cellphones, and are best viewed on a desktop using a Google Chrome browser.
Enjoy your time travel!