vitamin-d design inc. and MODx

My wife is a interior designer who specializes on corporate interiors. She’s been holding off creating a website believing that a poorly done or incomplete website (i.e: “under construction”) was worse than none at all. She and her partners recently decided rebranded the business and figured that now would be a good time to make that web thing happen.

Given that I am the de facto tech support professional around these parts, and I know a little bit about this thing we call the internets, I was pressed into service making it happen. Align/Codeferous has a CMS built in WebObjects that we use for our larger customers, but it would have been overkill for this project.

I decided to go with an open-source CMS called MODx which I’ve used a couple of times before and have grown to like quite a bit. The really nice thing about MODx is that it is very easy to slice up an existing design and get it deployed quickly. It took me about 4 hours to go from PDF mockups to completed design deployed in the CMS. It took longer to populate and tweak the content, but that’s always the way it goes.

So, here it is, the new name and home of the design firm previously known as Logue & Associates Inc:


WOWODC West News

This is just a quick update about WOWODC West. As I’m sure you already know WOWODC West is a WebObjects focused developer conference being held in San Francisco June 6 & 7 (the weekend preceding WWDC).

I’ve blogged about how awesome it’s going to be so I don’t need to go into all that (beyond re-itterating that it will be AWESOME!)

  • Full session descriptions are now up at the WOWODC West site.
  • The Hotel Whitcomb attendee room rate is now only $99/night and is good for the duration of WWDC if you need it. Remember to state that you are a WOWODC 2009 attendee when booking your room.
  • The $50 early-bird discount ends on May 6 – that means you only have a couple of days left to take advantage of the savings. After May 6 conference tickets will increase to their regular $400.