phSite CMS

Web content management system

Launched in October 2010

phSite CMS is an open source web content management application written in PHP, based on the CodeIgniter PHP framework. Some of its main features are:

  • easy to use and develop for
  • multilingual capablility ‘out of the box’
  • fully customizable content types and data entry fields
  • simple templating using PHP and HTML/CSS
  • integrated media management and gallery functionality
  • extremely flexible and extensible

Project page on LaunchPad

Vote for Climate

Vote for Climate was an issue-based website that advocated strategic voting for ‘climate-friendly’ candidates during the 2008 Canadian federal election.

I helped implement the Flash and XML based riding selector map for this advocacy site, and also cleaned up the HTML/CSS templates to ensure style uniformity throughout the site. I also implemented form processing using PHP.

Note: the site is no longer live, but you can see a snapshot at the Internet Archive.

Department of National Defence / Canadian Forces website

From December 2004 to February 2008, I was responsible for web design and content management for official website of the Department of National Defence / Canadian Forces. During this time, I was involved with:

  • Converting website from table-based layout to standards-based design based on W3C guidelines
  • Designing web page templates, complying with government Common look and feel standards, and with web standards such as XHTML, CSS, and accessibility
  • Posting of news releases, backgrounders, feature stories, and other news to web site
  • Development of ASP based content management system for The Maple Leaf newspaper website
  • Produce weekly online version of DND/CF newspaper The Maple Leaf, adapting from print version
  • Advising on implementation of emerging web technology to continually improve ease of use and functionality of web site
  • Working with departmental clients to develop sub-sites, and to adapt other communications products for use on the web
  • Advising management on best use of internet technology to keep site current with evolving standards, and to improve funcionality and accessibility
  • Created an image gallery script in ASP/VBScript, whih was used on the Minister of National Defence’s sub-site.

Canadian Forces Mission boards

Department of National Defence

I designed this series of boards as part of a project highlighting missions the Canadian Forces have participated in over the years (both overseas and domestic). The project included 22 boards and a legend, took over 6 months to complete, and was exhibited on the concourse of National Defence headquarters in Ottawa the week of June 28 – July 2, 2004. The boards now have a permanent home on the walls of the executive floor of NDHQ. Here are some board samples and pictures from the exhibit.

Veterans Week slideshow CD

Veterans Week 2003 CD label

For Veterans Week 2003, the Department of National Defence wanted to put together a photo slideshow on a CD-ROM format. The final CD-ROM slideshow was played on a loop at various DND locations and remembrance events.

I authored the photo slideshow on a CD-ROM auto-play format, and designed the label artwork for the CD.