Welcome to BMD Interactive
I have been working as an interactive producer for nearly two decades. I started out as a part-time HTML coder for a local ISP in 1997 and within two years time had moved into a full-time position as Senior Designer. I spent the following decade learning the craft of graphic design and studying high-level branding on the job. In 2006 I made the switch over to full-time Flash and PHP development, coding rich-media sites and applications.
Over the course of my career I have worked at some of the largest advertising agencies in the world, providing creative and technical services for major brands such as P&G, Citibank, HBO, GE, Merck and many, many more. In the spring of 2016, I had grown weary of applying my skills towards such massive entities and decided to strike out on my own as a full-service interactive consultant and contractor, focusing on small-to-medium-sized businesses.
For Those About to CodeJanuary 2, 2017
I can help you! I’ve recently kicked off the newest facet of my business, personal digital training web link. I’m taking the same approach to teaching as I did with design and development: learning by doing. I’m currently offering free sessions on a variety of subjects, but the most popular by far has been web development With so many sites… Read More »
Tutorial: Create a “My Favorite Things” Blog with Advanced Custom FieldsJanuary 1, 2017
For this tutorial we will build a “My Favorite Things” blog by setting up custom field groups for each category, then add code to the single post template to display custom field data. What You Will Need A fresh installation of WordPress The Advanced Custom Fields Plugin A child theme based on WordPress’ Twenty Seventeen theme Step One: Setting Up… Read More »
Simplifying Content Management with Advanced Custom FieldsDecember 18, 2016
I’ll be presenting a workshop covering these case studies and doing a walkthrough of the process of adding Custom Fields and incorporating them into your theme on January 4th at the North East Ohio WordPress Meetup The Advanced Custom Fields plugin (ACF) has become an essential tool in how I set up a publishing workflow for self-service clients who aren’t… Read More »
Dr. Gitlove: Or How I Learned to Stop Using FTP and Love Source ControlDecember 14, 2016
When I first learned WordPress and only had to manage one project at a time, usually with months or years between builds, I was content to do things in what I would now call the hard way (and others would say the Cowboy way). Since starting work as a full-time consultant, I finally had to refine my workflow in order… Read More »
An Accidental Career: How HTML Changed My LifeDecember 12, 2016
Last week I participated in the Hour of Code at a local middle shoool. I was tasked with assisting some classes with coding exercises provided by Code.org, and giving a career presentation. This was the first time I ever had to sum up my career in a non-interview setting, and for a much more hostile/indifferent audience: 6-8th graders. I did… Read More »