About Me

I'm a coder, based in Massachusetts. I like WordPress and JavaScript. I also write about books that interest me.

Heminway & Hamlen

The Llewellyn folks asked me if I could do a site in one day. I was a little skeptical but I said I could do a quickie with a child theme. That’s how I built a site for the Portland, Maine law firm Heminway & Hamlen. Actually I spent two days on it.…

Look Better, Feel Better

This is another website I coded for Llewellyn Creative, in the fall of 2014. Its is the site for plastic surgeon Rita Sadowski’s own clinic. There is some stylish javascript scrolling on the procedures pages. See the body page and hit the items on the left nav. Each procedure is a WordPress post, which makes this thing very simple to maintain.…

The Jonah font

I’m not really that sentimental.. but this is such a cute font!…

A smart PayPal form

I created this smart PayPal form for Trekkers.org. See trekkers.org/donate/. It lets the user switch back and forth between recurring and one-time donations. I couldn’t find a free plugin that can do this.

If this is installed on a WordPress or other CMS site, it is better set up as a plugin. A site owner does not need to lose all functionality just because he/she switches themes.…

Some social media non-plugins

I like these:
WordPress snippets to interact with social networks

Update, 4 years later. Obviously, these snippets are way out of date. In any case, if you want to add social media buttons to your site you are probably better off with a plugin, that hopefully will stay updated and not snoop on you.. I can’t recommend one. Frankly, I think social media buttons are overrated.…