Mencarta

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

I recently decided that it may be worth my while to get some experience with WordPress. It seems like it’s one of those things that you are likely to encounter at some point (we have at least one site hosted on it at work, for example). But I needed a project to make it worthwhile. A podcast that I listen to, the Luke and Pete Show, has a feature most weeks called Mencarta. This is where they induct interesting events, people, things into Mencarta, which is their take on a modern-day Encarta Encyclopedia.

It’s a fairly basic site currently, and is the clearest indication yet that I am not a graphic designer, but it is a work in progress and has allowed me to get around the basics of WordPress development.


Wedding

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Posted on: December 3, 2017

I got married a few weeks ago, and my main task in the preparation and planning for the wedding was to create a website. It was to server two purposes: provide all the details necessary for guests, and be the mechanism for RSVPs.

I made the website using Angular and Firebase, which was my first project with those two technologies. I really liked the component style of Angular (of course it is not unique to that), but the whole CLI made getting up and running and making changes very fast and easy. Firebase is fairly well documented, but not as completely as I would like. The same goes for AngularFire, though it did make a number of things easier. One of the best resources that I found was a channel on YouTube, Angular Firebase.


Fitz and Pieces

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Posted on: December 3, 2017

This is a website I made to showcase my photography. For about a year I was shooting concerts for Amnplify and needed somewhere to upload galleries for my own use, that I could share with the artists. This site is built on a LAMP stack, and hasn’t been updated in a while (having a baby really cuts back on your concert going!) I am currently in the process of re-building this site as a FAN stack app (Firebase, Angular, and node.js).