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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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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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E-Commerce Magazine Subscription Website

Light Sport & Ultralight Flying Magazine needed an easy-to-manage e-commerce solution, coupled with Content Management and slideshows. I used Joomla plus VirtueMart, and SlideShowPro to give them a sophisticated system that is simple to use. Light Sport & Ultralight Flying Magazine website The magazine has been in circulation since 1975, so the publishers know how to survive and thrive. Online sales & subscriptions give the print ma… 0, 0, 1, 0 and 129.73

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Public Art Non-Profit Website

Mark Making is a Chattanooga non-profit with a mission to enhance the town with public art and to engage the public in the creation and production of art, not merely it’s appreciation or exhibition. Mark Making website This project was yet another “rescue effort” to save a dying website that had been abandoned by a previous developer. Knowing how artists can be very particular about visual design and information architecture,… 0, 0, 1, 0 and 129.73

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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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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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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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WordPress Content Management

If you don’t need the power of a full-blown Content Management System, and want a site that’s easier to manage, WordPress is a great choice. It’s just right for small businesses and non-profit or service organizations. WordPress grows increasingly powerful, with an active development community building amazing plugins and themes that add to the software’s core functionality. ChrisGilligan.com is powered by WordPress, and… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 51.89

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Office Coordinators Inc. website

Office Furniture Retail Showcase

Office Coordinators Inc. website I worked with Office Coordinators Inc’s talented in-house designers to update the OCI website. OCI chose an e-commerce theme, and we completely reworked the CSS and layout to match their colors and logo treatment. After a previous failed attempt with another developer, they were surprised at how quickly the site came together, and how easy it is to manage with WordPress! “Inquiry mode” e-comme… 0, 0, 1, 0 and 38.92

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