Every month, my work is seen and used by hundreds of thousands of people. I am available for hire with building new web sites, and managing existing sites, help with updates, consulting, new features, training, etc…
I work with directly with business owners to build streamlined, effective web sites. I also work with advertising agencies and marketing consultants on their clients' sites.
The large majority of my projects are built using Wordpress, Drupal, and Joomla, although I also support Magento, OSCommerce, and almost any other open-source platform.
Covington Creations, LLC (CEO)
Builds and maintain web sites for small and medium businesses, mainly in the PA/NJ/MD area. Main focus is customizing open-source content management systems, frequently working with graphic designers, photographers, copy writers, and project managers to produce and implement cutting-edge web applications. Over 15 years of programming experience.
Mangos, Inc. (Internship in Account Management)
As an intern with Mangos, an award-winning full-service ad agency, I assisted account managers with competitive research, worked alongside creative directors, as well as various designers, writers, and managers. Worked within all three major departments – account management, creative, and production.
Graduated from the Marketing Program at Shippensburg University with a BSBA. During his final semester, was hired by the College of Business to redesign the school’s web site. Coursework included a concentration in sociology, psychology, and art.
Programming (HTML, CSS, PHP, etc)
Mac and PC
Adobe Creative Suite
Microsoft Office (including Access)
Slack, Asana, other collaboration tools
Article: If you're a sole-proprietor or small business and need to get your name out, and anything like me, you've spent a considerable amount of time building and pruning your personal and business contacts. In marketing terms, this may be your most valuable asset: your customer base. These people know you already, and are (probably) the most likely to refer others to your and your business.
This is an administrator module (installed via normal Joomla 1.5 extension installer) that has been rearranged and customized for sites primarily running K2 for content management. [Based on: Admin Menu K2 on JED]
If you look at the screenshots, you'll see that I've moved a number of things in the control panel - users, modules, components, global configuration... I've moved these things based on my own personal experience building over 100 Joomla sites and training each client personally to make changes on their own.
As a business owner, the thought of not having control of your website is is most likely frightful. I've experienced a handful of situations where a client hired a different web developer previously, hire me to re-engineer the site, then come to find out that their prior developer has more control of the site than they do...
Attached are a few files needed to create a "show-hide" action in Joomla's popular CCK extension, K2.
I've had some requests for me to put together some sort of a "guide" to show how I organize all of my "work stuff" on the computer - client files and folders, notes, leads, invoices, to-do's, bills, etc... this is one writing assignment that I put off for a while. Luckily, clients are keeping us busy. The other issue is the non-disclosure agreements I've signed, so I'm not able to include screenshots or provide helpful examples of my actual data. Moving on...
I've run into a few clients who have told me that other developers forced them into upgrading their Joomla installation (e.g. from Joomla 1.0 to 1.5, or 1.5 to 1.6). I am hoping that this article will provide clarification and possibly save a few folks from going through this unnecessarily.
We've heard from multiple clients who have received letters in the mail from Domain Registry of America (DROA). Read carefully - this is a solicitation. They are trying to trick domain owners into transferring their registrations to DROA. If you are happy with your current registrar (we suggest GoDaddy), you don't have to do anything!
I wish someone had written an article like this when I first started with Joomla. It would have saved me a *LOT* of time. The first thing that Joomla does, whenever it loads, is to check and see if an ItemID exists for a given page. Normally, a Joomla link will include an "&ItemID=" statement, but not always. If it doesn't, then Joomla will look for a match in the database.
- Access Control (ACL)
- sef URL
...we will explain each in detail below.