This past Spring, AM-TECH, a small business based out of Glen Rock, New Jersey, unveiled a new logo and a new website, both of which I designed. This post summarizes my development process and points out some of my favorite features.
In 2014, four years after initially building it, I gave Washington Community Action Network’s (Washington CAN!) website a series of design and back-end upgrades.
Spreadsheets for the People! is a great example of a micro-site. It contains information for a particular product or brand. This allows for a narrower field of focus and action for a visitor than do most news-centered websites. It also runs on a multi-site installation of WordPress.
I hand-coded the banner image using SVG, which I then grabbed a screenshot of and converted to .png. The circular background image is a repeating-radial-gradient easily made with CSS3.
The second WordPress website I built was in 2008 for a new organizing project known as The Main Street Alliance. It is a national network of small business groups organizing around issues like health care, living wages, and paid sick days.
As The Main Street Alliance’s network grew, so did their website needs. In 2011 I built my first set of parent-child themes and used a multi-site installation of WordPress that resulted in a network of interrelated, yet independent, websites for:
- The Main Street Alliance
- Idaho Main Street Alliance
- Montana Small Business Alliance
- New Jersey Main Street Alliance
- Main Street Alliance of Oregon
- Main Street Alliance of Washington
The Main Street Alliance’s national website featured my work until mid-2014. Many of state chapters use the theme I built for them still.