So what's the news? Following are a few current projects / jobs, which I finished recently or am still working on.
Custom Community 2
Take-over, completion and further development of the successor of the popular Custom Community theme for WordPress, on authority of Themekraft UG.
Main goals: Nicely readable, comprehensable and properly documentated source code(»Read the code«), OOP, consistent usability and accessibility of the user interface (both front- and backend), as well as good Child Theme support
Planned completion time: End of June 2014 (WordPress Theme Repository: July 2014)
Meta search engine for ads of musical instruments, equipment, DJing tools, combined with community functionalities and the option of adding own ads.
Frontend is based on WordPress and BuddyPress; originally planned task: Pushing the development of the site. Realized till now is the conversion towards a responsive theme (based on Bootstrap), improved usability, etc.
After a short break, the development was reinitialized around begin of April 2014.
Planned release time: August 2014
WooCommerce Multistep Checkout
For now, the prototype consists of source code, that's been quick'n'dirty slapped together, consisting of parts of theme implementations and a few ideas of my own. The finaly goal is, to convert it into a proper plugin with own, seperate template files, easy customization of the single checkout steps (order and activation), plus adding lots of useful Action and Filter Hooks.
Planned completion of the initial version: Approx. March 2014
Redesign and completion of the website of a music supply dealer, located in Wolfratshausen, Germany. Combines a reguler website with a shop system, using WordPress and WooCommerce, plus some Responsive Webdesign (Bootstrap framework).
Project was put on hold till re-initialization in Decembre 2013.
Planned completion: March 2014
Complete remolding of the website of the "Prof. Wolfgang Sawallisch-Stiftung", Grassau, Germany. WordPress, a bootstrap-based theme, while replacing the default shipped slideshow with Unslider and default the lightbox with Nivo Lightbox. Plus a handful of utilities (eg. eqHeight.coffee).
Project duration: 11/2013 - 01/2014
Project duration: 10/2013 - 11/2013
Redesign of the website of the jewelry designer Sara Lashay. WordPress as base, WooCommerce for the e-commerce part, plus multilingualism. Excessive amount of work and time went into the latter one, using the qTranslate plugin, because any other solutions proofed to be either too immature or unusable. Aside of that, strong attention was paid towards mobile usability (Bootstrap Framework, HeadJS).
Project duration: 06/2013 - 08/2013
Projects before June 2013:
More information about my work before 06/2013 is to be found at the old version of Usability Idealist, as well as a regular document (available in several formats, eg. Word, OpenOffice etc.), including a very elaborate project history, contact info and a short CV (to be found at my networking website).
But full of enthusiam and passion for my line of work. Available for hire on a per hour or day contract basis. With strong focus on Usability and Accessibility. Interested? Get in contact with me ;-)
One of the key aspects of my work is WordPress, the well-known Content Management System and blogging solution, which I've been using both as a regular user as well as a developer for more than 10 years.
A few selected references into the Elsewhere, including posts of my private weblog, my blog roll plus networking partners.
No highlighted entries found. Reading alternativen:
- Smashing Magazine
- Words That Would Otherwise Be Coming Out of My Mouth - Brad Frosts' Weblog
- Paulund - Tutorials & Snippets
- Fefes Blog - Conspiracy links and more (German)
- Die wunderbare Welt von Isotopp - WWW mirror of Kristian Köhntopps posts at Google+ (mixed German and English)
- Irgendwas ist ja immer - Reloaded - Don Dahlmanns Weblog (German)
- The Verge - Science, Tech, Culture .. (Magazine-style)
- Technoviel - very good, elaborate, German video reviews of (mainly) dual sim smartphones + accessories
- io9 - procrastination helper for geeks ;-)
My personal, human, direct recommendations:
Profession: Multimedia designer & developer
Keywords: Animation, Flash, Canvas, Aesthetik
Profession: Web developer & graphic designer
Keywords: Screendesign, WordPress, Timber, Twig
Jan Christoph Gack
Profession: Web developer & Entrepreneur
Keywords: E-Commerce, Magento, Ecology
Profession: Systemadministrator, Web developer, IT Security
Keywords: Unix, TÜV Süd, PHP
Without further addo: A very competent and knowledge-able someone, whom I'd be happily working together again any time ;-)
Würzburger Str. 5
Direct contact is available at above mentioned e-mail address, phone number (only on working days, 10am - 8pm CET), as well as by using the adjoining contact form.
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