This site is for a NZ-government agency, FEUT, which manages carbon emissions for government-owned forests.

The site design is by McGovern & Associates, and coded into a custom WordPress theme by Urban Legend web.

The site is coded in HTML5, and features some custom jQuery in the Licensed Crown Forests section, and on the contact page. It also gives its owners the ability to update a forests database from an uploaded Excel file using a customised WordPress plugin.

It uses modern @Font-face coding to render the desired font family across platforms.

Yet more recent work

The Parrot PlaceThe Parrot place is an online pet shop, offering pet supplies, fish food, and specialising in supplies for birds.

It is WordPress-driven, and uses the E-commerce plugin for online sales.

Urban Legend web was contracted to create the collapsible menus on the left side of the site, and to make changes to the backend of the E-commerce plugin to clarify the display of categories. We also helped with some minor styling tweaks to the main menus.

More Recent Work

Marblehead GalleryMarble Head Galley is a restaurant in Marblehead, Ohio, USA.

Urban Legend web was contracted to provide a calendar application which let the site owners enter daily dinner specials by month. We used an existing WordPress plugin, calendar, and incorporated it into the slider mechanism used on the front page of the site.

We customised the calendar plugin so that the current week’s specials only were shown, with a link to the full calendar month.  We helped to style the calendar, but weren’t involved in the design of the site itself.

Recent Work

Some recent contract work just completed, via Immersion Media, a California company;


This portfolio site is for multi-disciplinary designer Elisa Cachero, and shows her design work in textiles, art direction, print & web design, and event planning.

It uses the WordPress engine with the popular portfolio theme Autofocuspro . Urban Legend web was contracted via wpquestions.com to update that theme so that;

  • the front page displays in the way usually used for category pages
  • the number of posts shown beneath the feature image on the home page is limited
  • copyright information can be included on single post pages which use the JQuery image slider
  • the default ‘next’ and ‘previous’ post arrows on the front page are hidden
  • show front-page post titles only on mouse hover

Via the wpqestions.com site, I’ve now worked on a number of WordPress autofocuspro installations, and invite further queries relating to that theme.

Te Awa | The Great New Zealand River Ride

This site is te-awa.org.nz, The Great New Zealand River Ride, an outdoors project based on New Zealand’s largest rvier, the  Waikato.

Urban Legend web was contracted by Cube Media to install and configure wordpress, code an original theme using that publishing platform, and based on supplied graphics, and add functional extensions.

The site features a JQuery slider on the front page, a JQuery-based drop-down menu, custom widgets, and customised plugins, including a subscription service.

Tweaking WordPress permalinks – Redirection

A client recently asked me to change a permalink ( the link to a single post from its title ) on his site, to test the theory that Google favours links which appear to be ‘static’ ( That is,links whose address end in ".html’).

No problem. I’ll just go feral for a few hours  trying to decipher WordPress references  which are about as clear as, er, Whangarei harbour.

Save yourself the anguish. The Redirection plugin is what you need. A bit of simple tweaking even I can understand, and you’e on your way.



The Designers Library

This site, The Designers Library, is for a soft-furnishings ( curtains , blinds etc ) company in Hamilton, New Zealand.

It is designed by CubeMedia, and converted into a fully-functional WordPress – powered website by Urban Legend Web.

It uses a JQuery – based slider for the slideshow on the front page, and a semi-transparent background for the centered content area. A combination of native WordPress abilities, plugins, and customised templates drive the site.

The Palette Picker

I’ve been snuffling around in my archives, dusting off long-forgotten back-up CDs and such, and found an interesting  wee toy I’d almost forgotten writing.

It’s a basic palette picker, written as a web-page, which allows the user to choose a web-page colour scheme from the 216 basic colours.

There are four colour-able areas. You fill them by clicking a colour from the panel on the left, and then in one of the colour-able areas. A cookie will save the scheme you decided on, and CSS codes for the color are given.

I did say it’s basic : I wrote it in 2002, using Javascript,  before the days of JQuery. The code is embedded rather than linked, so it’s easy to see ( and modify if you choose ).

Who knows, it may be useful, but probably more likely a 5-minute diversion. Have at it!