I am the lead developer of Velocitize, an online publication focusing on emerging digital marketing trends and sponsored by WP Engine. I led the launch of the site in Fall 2016 and have worked to maintain and improve it since that time.
I am the principal developer for the Torque Magazine website. Torque is a WordPress-focused online magazine sponsored by WP Engine, but which maintains editorial independence. I have overseen one major site redesign of Torque and continuous visual and structural improvements.
I am the primary developer for WP Engine’s public websites, especially wpengine.com. During that time I led two major redesigns of the site’s appearance, a cleanup of the legacy codebase that resulted in over 2 million fewer lines of code, and a move from SFTP-based deployments to continuous integration.
The site loads over 300% faster than it initially did, with the DOM regularly loading in less than 1 second. Conversion rates have increased close to 10% during my tenure managing the site.
As part of my career with Marketing Clique, I was the lead developer on several web design projects for Thomas Consultation.
We developed six different websites for Thomas Consultation to serve a variety of business needs. The sites included significant SEO work, member recruitment and outreach, directory services, and more. We designed a custom theme for each site and wrote several plugins to meet specific site needs.
[sitelink title=’Thomas Consultation’ link=’http://thomasconsultation.com’]
As part of my career with Marketing Clique, I was a team developer on an eCommerce switch for barre3.
We changed the eCommerce platform from Braintree to WooCommerce, including a migration of hundreds of thousands of active subscriptions. Our work included the launch of new promotional systems and subscriber engagement designs.
[sitelink title=’barre3′ link=’http://barre3.com’]
As part of my career with Marketing Clique, I was a major developer on a security overhall of Inside Texas.
Inside Texas was moved from an out-of-date forum software to Xenforo, with additional security features. We integrated Xenforo’s user management features with a PayPal payment system and WordPress user management. A custom database system was designed to manage a UT sports player’s record keeping system.
[sitelink title=’Inside Texas’ link=’http://insidetexas.com’]
As part of my career with Marketing Clique, I was the lead developer on a rebuild of the Smartling website.
We migrated the site from static HTML to WordPress, with a pixel to pixel match of the design. Hundreds of posts in a half dozen different post types were migrated into WordPress.
The site includes a customized Genesis theme, custom post types, archive pages containing multiple media types, and multiple dynamic sidebars.
[sitelink title=’Smartling’ link=’http://smartling.com’]
I am the lead developer for SEUFolios, a WordPress-based ePortfolio platform for students. For students, the platform provides flexibility, course integration, and document embedding. For faculty, the platform provides an online assessment tool. SEUFolios is a single system that shares data across multiple CMS systems. English Writing, Religious and Theological Studies, Visual Studies, Modern Languages, and Communications departments, as well as the School of Education currently use SEUFolios. Discussions have taken place with the St. Edward’s president regarding commercializing the system.
[sitelink title=’SEUFolios’ link=’http://seufolios.org’]
I got married to the most talented, sweetest, and most beautiful tech guru I’ve ever met in May 2014. We put together a website for our wedding that was sent to everyone who was invited.
The site is built in WordPress and included an online RSVP form for invitees.
[sitelink title=’Our Wedding Site’ link=’http://ryan.cousett.us’]