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Chris Gilligan Information Architect, Web Server Administrator, Media Producer web • video • print chris@chrisgilligan.net chrisgilligan.com I design and produce information and communication media for university, corporate, small business, manufacturing and non-profit clients: web sites Information architecture and design for open source content management systems Linux Apache MySQL PHP web server administration Postfix Dovecot Sendmail […]

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Public Art Non-Profit Website

…bandoned by a previous developer. Knowing how artists can be very particular about visual design and information architecture, I was a little apprehensive to take on this project… but I soon found some new PHP and JavaScript code to make WordPress behave as desired. Search Engine Optimization Fancybox JavaScript modal windows for YouTube, image slideshows, audio, video and PDF Google Web Fonts for a handcrafted look Advanced Custom Fields… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 233.51

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SoccerNews.com website

Apache and MySql Performance Tuning for High Traffic WordPress Website on Cpanel

SoccerNews.com is a high traffic WordPress site with over 600,000 unique visitors and over 2,000,000 page impressions per month. It is a content republisher and aggregator, presenting custom XML feeds for (what else?) soccer news from all over the world. The site has a very active user base, providing content in the forms of editorials and comments on news items. Advertising and sponsored referrals provide the revenue stream. SoccerNews.com web… 2, 0, 0, 0 and 103.78

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Install phpMyAdmin with SSL on CentOS, Amazon Linux, RedHat (Apache or NginX)

phpMyAdmin database display I recently ran into a problem with the upgraded 3.5.2 phpMyAdmin package provided via the rpmforge.repo. Search no longer works, nor does pagination, etc. Plus, it’s out of date and vulnerable to an XSS exploit. I have solved this by changing to the EPEL repo, which maintains the latest version of phpMyAdmin. This post will teach you how to install phpMyAdmin on CentOS, Amazon Linux, or Redhat. Configuration ins… 2, 0, 0, 0 and 103.78

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Joomla Content Management

If you’ve read anything at all about Content Management Systems (CMS), you’ll probably know that CMS are the most effective way to keep your site relevant to your audience. You also know at least three other things: Keeping your site relevant and up-to-date can be time consuming CMS can be complicated Portals can be expensive […]

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Content Management Consulting

AJC Media Solutions website I was contracted to develop the content management system for the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s AJC Media Solutions site. I took a great design from IQ Interactive, created Joomla 1.5 templates, and structured the site so IQ and AJC staffers could easily add content, including an extensive collection of Flash movies and PDF whitepapers. Working from home and traveling to Atlanta for a few days, with follow up… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 51.89

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

I have been working on a Varnish front-end for Apache, to be used with WordPress sites. I described the architecture in Load Balancing Virtualmin WordPress Hosting Server with Varnish on AWS. I now have a configuration that seems to work for all WordPress features, including logged-out commenting. This configuration also works well with W3 Total Cache. This configuration is for Varnish on a separate server, but should also work on a single serve… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 51.89

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Regional Visioning Plan

Chattanooga STAND website This site, completed for Chattanooga’s Create Here, in tandem with design firm Widgets & Stone, is for a regional visioning process being conducted around Chattanooga, Tennessee. Tell-a-friend and Volunteer forms Semantic, search engine and handheld browser friendly design Google Analytics to track page views, form submissions, pdf and  file downloads Expression Engine multi-site manager custom fields: staf… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 51.89

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University Website and Blog Redesign

This was a team project for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, my alma mater and current employer. I was hired by UTC as web development specialist in late 2012, and worked with a cross-discipline team on the redesign, information architecture, 10,000 page migration to CMS and user training for over 300 web editors. The design was built on Bootstrap, a versatile framework that includes a flexible, responsive grid system, icon font, and… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 51.89

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