I am involved in a number of different creative, mostly web based projects outside of my normal freelance day-to-day work. All of the website projects are based on WordPress which I specialise in customising as a full CMS platform.
Other projects include supporting WordPress with plugin coding development and theme development, most of which I release free to the community under the GPL license so other people can benefit from my work.
Lead project – Wonderflux WordPress Theme Framework
Wonderflux is a professional rapid theme development platform for WordPress. The project began in January 2010 and entered public beta on 11 January 2011 (cool date huh, 11.01.11!) after many months and 3 cycles of private beta testing.
It is designed from the ground-up to be hyper flexible – and with just light CSS and PHP skills you can build amazing, custom WordPress themes! There is some very exciting stuff going on around this project and I would welcome any theme developers to get involved – the easiest way is through GitHub, where I maintain the code. It is fully open source, GPL v2 licensed, just like WordPress – so free basically!
In Development – Flux Layout
I am developing a new CSS framework for responsive websites. It’s part of Wonderflux – built to replace the previous pixel based grid system. It is still a work in-progress, but I’m nearly done!
Photoshop Ninja is a WordPress based website I started back in 2005. It began as a way to share tips and tricks with fellow creatives and has grown to include downloads, news and opinions along with a whole bunch of other interesting stuff for Photoshop users. It gets well over 10 thousand visits a month and has lead to some interesting partnerships and opportunities, including book proposal reviews for various publishers and my work featuring in Photoshop Creative magazine in the UK and Netherlands.
WordPress Plugin Development
I have written a number of plugins for WordPress, one of which I have currently released to the public – WP-CMS Post Control. This is a popular plugin, with well over 90,000 downloads on last check! It is often quoted as an ‘essential plugin’ for people that are using WordPress as more of a content management system. I have a number of other plugins that I aim to launch under a GPL license in the future.