Version 4 Launched

Recently, I decided I needed a project.  So I decided it was time to update The Carpeted Wall (TCW).

But then came the big decision:  WordPress or nah?

You see, as I’ve gotten more and more into WordPress, to the point of exclusively using it for client builds, I always was proud to keep my portfolio as one that was hand-coded.  This showed that I didn’t have to rely on fancy, new CMS technology in order to build a website.  I could prove my HTML and CSS skills are real.  But two facts convinced me to give in and go WordPress once again.

  1. I didn’t want the trouble of building a true 100% responsive site (which is something the old version was lacking because it was so out of date).
  2. No one cares anymore. Sure, it’s a big deal for most employers to need to know you know your way around code, but you can prove that in many other ways.  Most of them are using CMSs now, too, so even if you don’t know HTML too well, you can still get a job.  And my clients don’t care.  More than anything, they just want something that looks good and is easy to maintain on their own.

So I’ve gone and made The Carpeted Wall in WordPress.  I’ve chosen to utilize some CSS tricks to put my little spin on the pre-built theme, as I usually do.  I need to express SOME creative coding, you know?

Anyway… there’s not much going on these days for TCW.  I help maintain a few websites for people, but I currently do not have the time to dedicate to building new sites.  My photography has been on hold for awhile, too. 

So really, the only thing going on is this redesign.  It gave me the opportunity to purge some old stuff and bring some older stuff back from the dead — in a space I’m calling The Dead Zone.

Enjoy!

Eighty6 Appeal

A new logo has been added to our portfolio, thanks to Eighty6 Appeal who commissioned The Carpeted Wall to design a logo for use on their business cards. There are talks that TCW will also be tapped to design and build a website for this new, independant cosmetology business.

Stage Magazine

As a result of a successful redesign of thevillageplayers.comThe Carpeted Wall has now added stagepartners.org (A.K.A. STAGE Magazine) to its website portfolio.

This site was also programmed in WordPress and should provide its many dedicated followers a new, flashier look and a greater organization of current and past reviews, interviews, and local theatre announcements and press releases.

Additionally, the Member’s Only area of the website was able to be transferred to this new layout without disturbing the current subscriptions whatsoever.

The Village Players

The Carpeted Wall is proud to present the newest addition to our portfolio of design. Thevillageplayers.com asked us to help with a new design of their site and we hope the new design presents a more informative and organized representation of the theater company.

Programmed in WordPress, this re-design is not only giving The Village Players of Hatboro a fresh look, but also provides many more ways for users to engage with the group via RSS, Facebook, and Twitter (which TCW also helps maintain).

But that’s not all! TCW has recently been commissioned to re-design stagepartners.org, the familiar newsletter found in theater lobbies and in the hands of theater actors and devotees! More info later when that site, which will also be programmed using the WordPress CMS, launches.

ECJ Tragedy

Since a growing number of web surfers are investigating their way to this website today in the wake of a tragic event, I’d like to express my sympathy for the families and friends involved with those who lost their lives today in the plane crash which occured in Minnesota. Secondly, I should mention that although East Coast Jets still uses my design for their website, I forfeited all webmaster duties back in January 2007 (approximately) and have not been in communication with anyone in the company since then. So if you’re looking for any information here, I’ve got nothing for you.

Hidden In The Sand

The ultimate Tally Hall fan headquarters, hiddeninthesand.com, is launched.

After months of researching, designing, and learning, this has been a tough personal project to put together and it’s still not completed.

Most likely, it will be one of those sites that will be constantly morphing, adjusting, and adapting as time goes on. With a completely interactive and comprehensive FAQ system, a Flash based chatroom (complete with file sharing, AI bots, interchangeable themes which the users can control and edit, and fun sounds), and lots more interactivity, this is THE place to learn, connect, and share with other Tally Hall fans. www.hiddeninthesand.com