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Alternative Consumer

Posted by on Jun 19, 2011 in Featured, Portfolio, Themes, Wordpress | Comments Off

Alternative Consumer

Alternative Consumer is a “green living” Web site and they have a huge following – and naturally so. They decided that after a few years of having the same look and feel that it was time for a change. Simpler Computing created their new theme based on the designer’s specs, including features that allow them to easy handle advertising insertion. Their previous theme required much larger images to fill the content space, so when they decided to switch to the new theme that presented a significant problem – somehow...

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Buddy Guy

Posted by on Jun 19, 2011 in Custom Code, Custom Plugins, Featured, Portfolio | Comments Off

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy’s Legends – If you like good old fashion blues music then you’ve probably heard of Buddy Guy – he’s a guitar legend, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and five-time Grammy Award winner! Buddy owns a great restaurant / bar / nightclub in Chicago, appropriately called “Legends”. The club needed a new Web site to help keep in touch with fans and customers. Simpler Computing teamed with graphics designers to create the new layout based on what Legends’ management’s...

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Interactive One

Posted by on Jun 19, 2011 in BuddyPress, Featured, Portfolio, Wordpress | Comments Off

Interactive One

Interactive One is a huge online community serving over 8 million users every month. The overall Interactive One network include several sites, including NewsOne, TheUrbanDaily, HelloBeautiful, Giant, Elev8, and Radio One. Simpler Computing joined Interactive One’s existing team of developers, along with numerous other contract developers, to help evolve the array of sites to support the needs of the community. Our work included creating many custom plugins, modifying existing plugins to add new features, troubleshooting, as well as...

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Pioneer Woman

Posted by on Jun 19, 2011 in BuddyPress, Featured, Portfolio, Wordpress | Comments Off

Pioneer Woman

Ree Drummand is famous in her own right. She’s runs the hugely popular Pioneer Woman site – including her hugely popular Tasty Kitchen , complete with an ever growing social network based on WordPress and BuddyPress. When hackers broke into her site, that spelled bad news! She called on Simpler Computing and we kicked the hackers out fast and locked down her site. Later, we consulted with her technical team to create a brand new server farm to keep her traffic flowing fast and smooth. With millions of pages views every month, and a...

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BigDoor Quick Gamification

Posted by on Jun 19, 2011 in Featured, Plugins, Portfolio, Wordpress | Comments Off

BigDoor Quick Gamification

The BigDoor Quick Gamification plugin allows WordPress site operators to easily enable a layer of game mechanics for the users of the site. Users gain points by posting comments and by checking in to your site. The check-in process involves logging in and clicking a “Check In” button – this helps to bring users back to your site frequently, which helps you to build traffic and promote participation. The more a user checks in and the more they post comments, the more points they gain, and collectively their activity equals...

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Sunrise Ranch

Posted by on Jun 19, 2011 in Featured, Portfolio | Comments Off

Sunrise Ranch

Sunrise Ranch is spiritual retreat center located in Loveland Colorado on a 350-acre ranch and farm. We worked with the Web consultants and designers at Dagama Web Studio to create a new home page, complete with a custom slide show, new header area, new body content, and a new footer. The designers handled all the graphics and we did all the programming, including the HTML, CSS, PHP, and Javascript code that drives the new look and feel.

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Crowdfunding for WordPress

Posted by on May 31, 2011 in Asides, Custom Code, Wordpress | Comments Off

We’ve just completed an entire crowdfunding platform for WordPress that has the same functionality as Kickstarter and IndieGogo all rolled into one! Woohoo!

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