Nicholas Cohn contacted me in need of some development work for his website prior to the launch of his art exhibit. His existing site was hosted on WordPress.com using the Minimum theme by Genesis. The first step was to move him off of WordPress.com onto a self hosted account. I exported all of his existing content and rebuilt the site on Hostgator, giving me access to the theme files and the ability to add plugins. I worked closely with Nicholas to fine tune the site to showcase his upcoming exhibit, added plugins to display jQuery powered art galleries on individual pages, tweaked the theme settings and appearance, develop an email template to announce his new website, and walked him through how to manage content on the site through screencasts and phone tutorials.
On August 1st, Nicholas launched Art and Social Activism, an exhibit hosted in Long Island City, New York. Having never met Nicholas personally, I drove down Saturday August 4th to support his project and shake his hand. The artwork on display was beautiful, and I was very proud to have been able to provide a website that does it justice.