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MewX

MewX.info is the official WordPress fansite for Danish indie band Mew, containing hundreds of pages of information and original articles from multiple contributors across the world.

 

My involvement with this website began in 2013 when I began making minor tweaks to the existing WordPress templates, and culminated with the original owner transferring full ownership to me the following year. Since that time, the site has undergone two complete visual transformations in 2014 and 2016. In addition to all of my webmaster duties, I also currently run all of the social media accounts associated with the website.

 

The most recent iteration involved creating a custom WordPress child theme based on the popular OneSocial parent theme, which focuses on intuitively integrating the BuddyPress plugin, bringing a Facebook-like community to WordPress sites. Careful attention to detail meant coordinating versioning and CSS across the theme itself and many plugins as well as integration with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In addition to the BuddyPress community component, the site also includes sections for news, photos, tour information, fanart, interviews, links, and a complete discography. In creating the discography, I scanned hundreds of album covers from my own collection, cleaned up the images in Photoshop, and implemented a custom viewing solution utilizing jQuery UI tabs, accordion, and fancybox plugins. All of the HTML5/CSS3 for this section was handwritten in Dreamweaver.

 

The freshest addition to this site is the MewX Podcast, a weekly series in which I discuss individual Mew songs with my 3 co-hosts. The podcast is hosted on Anchor and syndicated to all of the major podcasting platforms.

Microsoft SharePoint Sites

Between the years of 2006 and 2018, I developed dozens of custom Microsoft SharePoint sites for internal audiences across Microsoft Corporation. Beginning with migrating the original MSWeb (Microsoft’s official intranet portal) from SharePoint 2003 to 2007, I assisted many clients with migration between versions throughout the years.

 

The bulk of my work with Microsoft and SharePoint consisted of branding vanilla sites from scratch. I created the master pages and page layouts, CSS, XSLT, and Javascript solutions, and eventually began integrating Bootstrap into the designs, which made SharePoint fully responsive (a feature that was not present in the default package.)

 

I was able to greatly reduce my overall workload by reusing templates designed for parent groups on their subsidiary groups, which sped up my process and kept the branding highly consistent across multiple sites.

 

Due to the sensitive data within these internal sites, I am unable to share working examples of any of these, and I have modified the text on many screenshots to obscure information.

Google Cloud Predictive Analytics

Google Cloud was looking for a 3-screen display for a booth at the ExecConnect conference hosted in São Paulo, Brazil.

 

For the left screen, I utilized the Bootstrap framework to create a responsive site which displayed random soccer statistic at the click of a button.

 

The center screen displayed a video produced by my colleagues.

 

On the far right screen, visitors could interact with a dashboard created in Google Data Studio containing Historical Statistics of International Football, 1872 – Present. I was in charge of the layout and branding of the content within the dashboard.

 

All information was translated from English to Portuguese for the Brazilian audience at this event.

Modern Analytics / Nexus

Nexus was an online reporting interface designed for Microsoft internal audiences, which displayed many types of reports as well as a PowerPoint-like tool for creating presentations on said reports. I was tasked with creating the responsive UI and ensuring adherence to Microsoft branding standards.

 

Over the course of several years, the design underwent many iterations as the client collected feedback from their user base and requested changes. Eventually, the project expanded to include PowerBI reports, so the client requested a UI that could seamlessly blend with the visual elements of those more modern-looking layouts.