Mendoza & Pangan

March 27th, 2014

Mendoza & Pangan is a boutique law firm located in the Philippines. As a small law firm, Mendoza & Pangan focuses on building lasting relationships with a manageable client base, allowing them to offer a high level of dedicated, quality service.

Working on this website was a truly International affair. Not only did I have email communication with the partners in the Phillippines, but Christina, the designer recently moved to Copenhagen. We never once met, Skyped or discussed anything over the phone and yet the project was completed without a hitch.

Although the site’s design is simple, a few tricks were needed for the various screens. Thanks to mobble, I was able to use conditional statements to call different files for the mobile view. For example, you’ll notice that on your phone, the menu sits at the top and is two level deep, whilst the desktop and tablet versions display the menu below the main headline and is only one level deep. The use of these conditionals not only allow different display to adjust to the screen size, but I was also able to display smaller images on the phone allowing for faster download.

The result is an elegant website which looks great on all devices.

Oyama Sausage Co.

March 01st, 2013

Ask any carnivore in Vancouver and you’ll know that Oyama Sausage is an institution. Providing quality charcuterie, ham, pat├ęs and an amazing assortment of cheese, Oyama is a weekly destination for most of us in Vancouver. Their previous website was flash based and thus difficult to update and impossible to use on the iPad. The team at Creative Engine did a marvellous job designing their new site. Beautiful imagery is used throughout the site since the food speaks for itself and tells the wonderful story of Oyama.

The site was built in WordPress and although relatively easy to update, I used advanced custom fields to allow carousel images to be updated and re-ordered. Custom fields are also used extensively to break out various content pieces such as in the recipe section. Overall the site is stunning and looks great on both tablets and the iPhone.

Rapidmind Solutions

February 25th, 2013

Rapidmind Solutions is a New Brunswick-based software company specializing in Sharepoint development. As one of the best Sharepoint development teams in Canada, their previous website was a wee bit tired-looking and in need of an update. They also needed a rebrand and content writing. Kathleen Moynahan was the perfect designer for this project. Not only did she design their new logo, icons and website, her experience working at Habaneros Consulting Group helped her understand the target audience and needs of this website.

The final WordPress site is fully responsive. A blog was also created and may be used when the team at Rapidmind Solutions feel the need to write.

Fresh Intuition

March 03rd, 2012

Fresh Intuition is the personal website of intuitive life coach, Mary Welty-Dapkus. Mary hired Tzaddi at Thrivewire to design a new website and identity. The result is a fabulous website full of colour and beautiful, whimsical details.

I always love working with Tzaddi’s designs. They are very elegant, visually stunning and have a puzzle piece that leaves me scratching my head. If you’re looking for a calm designer with artistic flare, I would recommend you look at her portfolio. It’s well worth a visit.

Presentation House Theatre

April 11th, 2011

Located in North Vancouver, the Presentation House Theatre is your neighbourhood professional performing arts centre with all kinds of shows for all kinds of people. PHT was in a need of a new website that was easy to maintain and update. Partnering with, a beautiful design was created and a WordPress theme built.

The site features a full background image which resizes to fit the screen, beautiful imagery, great typography and a great way for the theatre to promote their shows.

Ki Communications

March 13th, 2011

Ki Communications is a Whistler based company providing public relations and digital strategy services. Ki Communications was in need of a website refresh and worked with Barbara at BlueCitrus on a new design. The colours were enhanced and vivid imagery were added.

Ki’s previous site was also a WordPress and so it made sense to continue working with this CMS and simply create a new theme. Using Barbara’s wonderful design, I created a front page which features a slider which sits below the home page content and and several call out boxes. A custom client content type and template was also created allowing Ki to easily update her client information which automatically populates the slideshow on her client page.


August 09th, 2010

Founded by Tim and Nathan Kolke, Kolke is a small branding and design agency located in Vancouver, BC. Working with Kolke is always a pleasure and so we were delighted when they approached us to build their new WordPress site.

This fresh website takes advantages of Custom Post type, the built-in WordPress gallery and JQuery masonry.

Watson Lake

January 09th, 2008

Situated in the rolling hills of southeast Yukon, Watson Lake offers many ways to enjoy the outdoors. Best of all, the spectacular Aurora Borealis illuminate the black night sky with dancing displays of colour.

The main goal of the Watson Lake website is to deliver information to both tourists and residents alike. The website architecture was set up to accommodate new pages as needed. WordPress’s feature images were set up allowing the web editor to easily add new banners when needed. Custom post types were created for both the home page slider and the “people” section.

WP Yogi

August 18th, 2007

Teaching takes a lot out of you, but what you get back makes up for it. However, preparing class material is never pleasurable and seems never-ending. Because of this, I created a site allowing me to share my class material. Built on WordPress and teaching WordPress, this website allows me to share my course material and tutorials with other WordPress teachers. Students wishing to learn on their own are also more than welcome to look, poke and grab whatever they want.

I am very grateful for the work that Linsey Valeriote did on the design of the site.