The fall of Corzine, in the New Yorker

The fall of Corzine, in the New Yorker

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News Desk: Corzine’s Down­fall
The col­lapse this week of the broker-dealer MF Global and the come­up­pance of its chief exec­u­tive Jon Corzine, who resigned Fri­day, have been and will be put to many polit­i­cal and rhetor­i­cal purposes.…

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DiMeo Blueberry Farms & Nursery

DiMeo Blueberry FarmsThe DiMeo fam­ily owns and oper­ates sev­eral of the largest blue­berry farms in the world, right here in the “blue­berry cap­i­tal of the world”: Ham­mon­ton, New Jer­sey. They have an exist­ing web­site that is hand-edited. We cre­ated a sec­ond site using Word­Press.
On launch it has much of the same con­tent as the other site, but arranged into posts and cat­e­go­rized and tagged for search engine vis­i­bil­ity. It also high­lights the DiMeo Blue­berry Farms’ Face­book, Twit­ter and Youtube out­lets. I’ll be inter­ested to see how it gets picked up by search engines and how vis­i­tors start to use it



See also:
DiMeo Blue­berry Farms on Mer­chant Cir­cle, Youtube, Face­book and Twit­ter.

Mike’s Precision Carpentry

Mike's Precision CarpentryMichael Oliv­eras is a long-time union car­pen­ter mak­ing the entre­pre­neur­ial jump and start­ing his own busi­ness: Mike’s Pre­ci­sion Car­pen­try, serv­ing the New Jer­sey, Penn­syl­va­nia and Delaware from his shop in Ham­mon­ton, NJ. He came to me look­ing for a web­page to adver­tise his new enter­prise.
It’s a sim­ple design, a typ­i­cal small-business site of half-a-dozen pages. The color scheme matches his busi­ness cards for a bit of brand­ing. Oliv­eras faced a prob­lem typ­i­cal for new busi­nesses: a lack of good pho­tos. The work he’s done for many years is not tech­ni­cally his own (per the employ­ment con­tracts) so for now the pic­tures are a mix of the few jobs he has done on his own and a few stock images. I’m sure he’ll have a well-rounded port­fo­lio before long and we’ll be able to fill out the site with his own work. In the mean­times, he added a cou­ple of great pic­tures of him and his fam­ily on the “About Us” page to give it that per­sonal touch.
See it live: www​.mike​s​pre​ci​sion​car​pen​try​.com

Cornerstone Fellowship

Cornerstone FellowshipCor­ner­stone is a rel­a­tively new church plant in Smithville, Atlantic County, New Jer­sey. They’re site is a sim­ple design built in Mov­able Type using off-the-shelf tem­plates to keep the bud­get down. The most excit­ing part of the site is the pod­cast ser­mons and the abil­ity to ask Bible ques­tions and make prayer requests from the home­page. I’m most happy to see the church using the site and updat­ing it regularly!

Pas­tor Fred Schwenger also has a new local con­nec­tion: he and a part­ner have just opened Supe­rior Auto­mo­tive here in Ham­mon­ton at 880 S White Horse Pike! 

Visit: Cor​ner​stone​Fel​low​shipOn​line​.com

Alliance Cemetery

Alliance CemeteryI was hired to redesign the web­site of a ceme­tery that rep­re­sents a fas­ci­nat­ing slice of South Jer­sey his­tory. In the 1880s, a group of Jews escaped Russ­ian pogroms, came to Amer­ica and started a “return to the soil” move­ment that led to the estab­lish­ment of an agri­cul­tural colony in the small Salem County cross­roads of Norma, New Jer­sey. Before long they estab­lished Alliance Cemetery.

The new Alliance web­site high­lights the entrance gate. The ceme­tery has hired a sur­vey­ing com­pany to do a detailed map of the plots and we hope to add this in with a Google Maps mash-up when the data becomes avail­able. A detailed his­tory and pho­tos are also in the works.

The design is hand-coded from scratch and is prob­a­bly the most taste­ful design of my port­fo­lio. The pages them­selves are editable by the client using Cushy­CMS and the Direc­tions page has an inte­grated Google Map.

Visit: Alliance​Ceme​tery​.com

Salem County Special Services School District

Daretown School Home - Daretown SchoolThe mis­sion of the Salem County Spe­cial Ser­vices School Dis­trict, a regional edu­ca­tional ser­vice agency, is to pro­vide high qual­ity, cost-effective pro­grams and ser­vices to the schools and dis­tricts of Salem County and Cum­ber­land County, New Jer­sey. This site built with what are for me fairly generic tools: Mov­able Type as CMS, with Flickr inter­gra­tion. The design style sheet was built from scratch using CSS.

Visit: Scsssd​.org