WFPICCS gets a new responsive website

I first started working with the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care (WFPICCS) in 2003. When I first met with them, the intention was to have a website which they could maintain and add information for doctors and nurses pertaining to news and event in the pediatric field. At the time CMS were very costly and so I built them a PHP website with a very simple admin interface allowing them to add news, events and update bits of information here and there.

While teaching at BCIT, I discovered that at the end of each term, students select projects from a list. So I inquired and thought that a re-design and conversion of WFPICCS into WordPress would be a great project. I was lucky enough to have my project selected by a team of 4. Kate, Chad, Gabe and Sesil did a wonderful job working together and built a great looking site for WFPICCS.

The site has a slider on the home page which is updatable by using a custom post type for each slide. Another custom post type was used for the board of directors and officers making it very easy for the folks at WFICCS to update and maintain.

A responsive design was also selected to allow visitors to access the site via platforms other than the desktop. Overall WFPICCS and I are very pleased with the site and looking forward to working with more BCIT students on future projects.


HTML, WordPress & Evolving Forms of Publishing

The following notes are intended to accompany a lecture given at Simon Frase University as part of the Master of Publishing.

The 3.5 hour lecture will look at WordPress themes, templates, custom post types, the loop, functions and plugins used to create websites for the publishing industry.

Additional resources and links

Using and Installing Themes

Theme Development – What is it and what’s involved?

The Anatomy of a WordPress Theme – An infographic

Child Themes

Customizing your WordPress Theme using Firebug

Custom Post Types Generator

WordPress Default Loop

Intro to HTML & CSS with Ladies Learning Code

Have you ever wanted to learn HTML and CSS basics, but not sure what book to buy, what class to sign up to? One-day workshops are a great way to determine if indeed that $60 book or that one year programme is for you. Following a series of very successful workshops last year in Toronto, the Ladies Learning Code have announced two workshops right here in Vancouver. Sponsored by Simon Fraser University, the workshops will be offered Friday, August 24th & Saturday, August 25th from 10 am to 5 pm.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn, now is your chance. I’m thinking these tickets will sell out fast. Check it out.