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Norton Insurance · Financial are specialists in business insurance and employee benefits. They are locally owned and independently operated wealth and risk management company, and provide complete access to all vendors, including many of the largest companies in Northern New England.

technologies/techniques: WordPress, jQuery, CSS Sprites, Embedded Fonts

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Glutino Food Group

developed with VONT

The Glutino Food Group, consisting of Glutino and Gluten-Free Pantry, is a manufacturer and distributor specializing in and offering more than 80 gluten-free products. Since 1983, the mission of the Glutino Food Group has been to provide healthy gluten-free products and a healthy lifestyle to all those with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, wheat allergies and those who follow a gluten-free or wheat-free diet.

To meet Glutino's need for a multi-lingual and national website with both english and french translations, and product lines varying by country, the Glutino website utilizes WordPress's multisite functionality with custom product, store location, recipe, and news and events management. The front-end takes advantage of modern CSS, HTML, and JavaScript technologies, such as embedded fonts, the jQuery library (animations, transitions, and modal windows), and AJAX to deliver a fluid and intuitive branding experience.

technologies/techniques: WordPress Mulitsite, jQuery, AJAX, Embedded Fonts

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Map & Menu

designed and developed independently

Meredith and I started Map & Menu as a digital travel and food log for our own adventures, and as a way for us to share these with family, friends, and anyone looking for some great trip suggestions. We designed the site with a minimal aesthetic to concentrate on content and usability. I am constantly adding new features to the site, and it has become a psuedo sandbox for techniques and technologies with which I'm looking to experiment.

technologies/techniques: WordPress, jQuery, Google Maps API, Embedded Fonts

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Windward Petroleum

developed with VONT

With over 5000 products and a variety of value-added services, Windward Petroleum is a consistent, dependable, and accountable lubricant and ancillary distribution company.

technologies/techniques: WordPress, jQuery, CSS Sprites, Embedded Fonts

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Community Counseling Center

developed with VONT

With roots dating back to 1874, Community Counseling Center is one of Maine's oldest and most comprehensive private, nonprofit family service agencies, making positive and lasting changes in the lives of 10,000 individuals and families each year through prevention, education, treatment and wellness programs including abuse counseling, crisis intervention, domestic violence counseling, PTSD counseling, family counseling and more.

Part of the redesign for Community Counseling Center was the inclusion of a filter to assist new visitors in finding the programs and services offered by the center that best suited their needs. Managed using a WordPress custom post type, the new filter provides an easily navigable excerpted list view and a filter module that can be included in the sidebar of any given page. The site also provides a gated area for the center's "Employee Assistance Program" partners, that allows the counseling center to upload documents and resources specific to each partner.

technologies/techniques: WordPress, jQuery, CSS Sprites

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meredith perdue

designed and developed independently

Meredith Perdue is a wildly-talented wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Portland, ME. With a lifetime love of photography and a photojornalistic eye, Meredith's photos capture the essence of the relationships and lives of her subjects.

Built on WordPress, Meredith's site aims to blend both her portfolio and strongest marketing tool (her blog) into a single site. The minimalist design provides little more than a canvas to allow Meredith's work to speak for itself. Flash-free, this portfolio site renders beautifully across platforms and devices, and is built with a constant mind towards search engine performance and optimization.

Oh yeah, I might be a little biased - she's the love of my life!

technologies/techniques: WordPress, jQuery, Amazing Photography

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Coombs Family Farms

developed with VONT

Since the mid-1800's, Coombs Family Farms, a maple product producer and seller, has been acting as a responsible steward of the forest, following a 'sustainable' approach to agriculture long before anyone had a specific name for it - or could conceive of any other way to farm. As part of a fabric of nearly 8000 maple farmers who are all preserving maple forests and keeping land free from sprawl, Coombs Family Farms is doing more than making maple. They are helping to preserve crucial habitat for thousands of distinct plants and animals that need large intact tracts of forest to survive.

The Coombs Family Farms redesign revolved around the rich story of the Coombs family and its extensive maple farming history and environmental stewardship. The design presented a unique set of challenges for performance and pageweight, and was built on top of WordPress with pixel-perfect HTML and CSS.

technologies/techniques: WordPress Multisite, jQuery

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The Insitute for Civic Leadership was founded in 1993 following a study by the Unum Charitable Foundation, which revealed the need to rejuvenate and rebuild Greater Portland's civic leadership. Since then, ICL has built Maine's civic capacity by training, supporting, engaging, and convening a growing network of skilled leaders - more than 500 men and women from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors.

On top of a full site redesign and a WordPress content management system, a social networking application was implemented to take advantage of the more than 500 graduates of the various leadership programs the institute provides. The ICLexchange allows alumni to connect, share resources and calendars, and pose questions for each other on the alumni forums.

technologies/techniques: WordPress Multisite, BuddyPress, jQuery

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Michael Cain | Portland Maine Web DeveloperMy name is Michael Cain and I'm a Portland, Maine-based web developer. Born and raised in North Carolina, I'm a graduate of the University of North Carolina and a dyed in the wool Tarheel fan. Shortly after graduating in 2008, I grabbed my girlfriend, Meredith, and my black lab, Orvis, and we moved to Portland to chase some adventure, eat some good food, and drink some great beer (more about that here).

In the years since graduating, I've honed my pixel-perfect compulsions and desire to embrace new web technologies and strategies into a career as a Theme Wrangler for Automattic - where we make the web a better place by contributing to some of the web's most powerful and popular Open Source platforms.

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