Friday I gave you the URL of the most recent website I’ve realized for my AllBio assignment here at ITB, Bari. The “NGS and non-coding RNA data analysis Workshop” that will be held here in Bari (Italy) in April. After a slow start, updates and details will be more frequent in the next weeks, so be sure to follow the News section of the website to be kept up-2-date.
So, nearly a month ago I’ve deployed online with the COST Workshop Barcelona 2013 event website, prepared in a fast-and-furious mode since deadline was approaching and the number of things to do for the committee where overwhelming, so they’ve asked me to help.
To realize that I’ve relied on an old friend of mine, WordPress, that once more confirmed to be a perfect choice to have good-looking and functional, vital, websites.
Fo the template I choose the free (as in speech) Squirrel theme release from InkThemes, which is a feature-reduced version of the full premium themes. But this didn’t worried me since the good design and code it sports in the free version. Also the static home page layout of the theme is really eye-catching with the right choice of opening images.
A design aware use of the widgets and some plugins made the rest possible and easily re-doable. Among those plugins I find that worth a mention are:
- Analytics360, for a graphical view of our visitors thanks to Google Analytics;
- Antispam Bee, to protect posts against spam in the comments;
- Contact Form 7 (which hasn’t been implemented);
- HumansNotBots – Easy, Accessible Email Cloaker, a nice tool to publish email addresses and protect them from robots in search for spammable mailboxes;
- MapPress Easy Google Maps, to integrate a map of the event location thanks to Google Maps;
- Simple Google Sitemap and Google XML Sitemaps for search engines usage.
Hope you are enjoying this “disclosure”
I’ve always been too lazy to search it, but today I’ve just stumbled over it …
Last week I started playing around with this website redesign. So you may have noticed some changes around. The background of this is still WordPress powered.
For the template part I choose to use this Nilmini theme from deutch foundry called Elmastudio. This is an inexpensive premium theme that offer a lot of cool functionalities, many of which I think are mandatory in today’s web:
- Cross-browser compatibility (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE 7,8,9, Android, iOS)
- HTML5 & CSS3
- modern, minimalist design [OK, that's a personal preference]
- Responsive Web Design for viewing on different screen sizes and mobile devices (Tablet PCs, Smart Phones)
- WordPress Post Formats (tumblr-like blogging)
- translation-ready, available in English, Dutch/German, French (translation by Benoit Deldicque) and Italian (translation by yours truly )
- RTL language support
The ones put in evidence are the most notable ones, giving any reader the opportunity to enjoy at it’s best what a website has to offer. Unfortunately many web-resources today are still not ready for this and, at the better, rely on plugins to offer a decent “non desktop” web surfing experience.
Here’s some screenshots of the site overall look (made last sunday, so maybe today something could be slightly different). Let me know in the comments what you think!
There’s a redesign of this space going on. Please have patience. Thanks.
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I really believe this is the future of work, it’s just not evenly distributed yet.
Just a quick test posting via the just released WordPress for iOS update!
My friends at the italian production agency ROLL Studio have made this interesting WordPress plugin to interact with the immense Instagram photo-directory:
InstaRoll is a simple Instagram plug-in for creating WordPress posts from Instagram photos (both from user stream and by using a specific search tag).
You can browse photos in your user stream, or by the specified tag, import them into WordPress media library and link it to post, with the possibility of choosing between adding it as featured image (post thumbnail) or directly inside the post (default).
The posts created from Instagram photos can be saved as draft or directly published.
Read more on the project on it’s behance page.
With this new working year ahead I’ve decided to move my old personal website from a static, legacy HTML one to a dynamic one.
This website runs on WordPress (the famous open source CMS) which is one of the tools I know better and gives me many elements of interest, from customization to security.
Since this is intended to be a true web-log, comments – one of the most famous features of blogs – will be disabled in general, except in some cases (like this post you’re reading now).
So if you want to contact me or notify me something you’ll have to rely on the instructions on the CONTACTS page.
Have a nice day,