Tucson ADDY Awards 2014: Best Interactive!

We are honored to win a Gold ADDY award along with Best of Show Interactive for ReidParkZoo.org!

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Tucson ADDY Awards 2013: 2 Golds!

Last night we had the opportunity to attend the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Tucson’s 32nd Annual ADDY® Awards. This was a great experience to be a part of the greater Tucson advertising community and we are honored to win 2 Gold Awards for responsive websites we built for Hotel Congress and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona! […]

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Tucson’s 40 Under 40 (AZ Star 2011)

Every year the Arizona Daily Star recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 who are making significant achievements and contributions to their profession and the Tucson community. This year I was nominated, along with 250 others who are doing great things for this city, and today I’m proud to say I made the list! Being […]

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WordPress Hosting Suggestions

At Creative Slice we love working with WordPress and we’ve had the chance to help clients setup their new sites with a number of web hosts since we opened our doors in 2003. We felt would be beneficial to go over a quick list of our experiences and offer our opinion on the matter of […]

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Green Website Design Presentation

The topic of being green/sustainable/eco-friendly is something we think about often at Creative Slice as we try to lessen our impact on the environment. We’ve found many of our clients share this desire to be conscious of the environment and over the past 3 years even mainstream corporations have been shifting to a more green […]

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22 New Web Projects

We’ve just updated our web portfolio and have 22 new projects for you to explore. Enjoy!…

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Page Order plugin

My Page Order is a useful WordPress plugin which allows you to easily change the order of pages and sub-pages. Download the My Page Order plugin here

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Clean Archives plugin

The Clean Archives plugin creates a simple archive page which shows past WordPress posts by date. Download the Clean Archives plugin here

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All in One SEO Pack

The All-in-One-SEO-Pack WordPress plugin allows you to easily add keywords, a title and description manually to every WordPress page or post on your site. It helps quite a bit if you are trying to fine-tune your site for search engines like Google, Yahoo, Ask or MSN. To find out more about the all-in-one-seo-pack here or […]

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Page Links To plugin

The “Page Links To” WordPress plugin allows you to create a page which will show up in dynamic menus but when clicked send the visitor to any URL you like. This feature is extremely useful when using WordPress as a CMS. Learn more and download the Page Links To plugin here >>

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Flash Video Integration plugin

This FLV embed plugin allows you to easily add flash movies to a WordPress page or post. To download this plugin please visit Channel-Ai here >>

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SimplePie RSS plugin

SimplePie is a well coded RSS parser which allows you to display any RSS feed and style it via CSS. To learn more about the SimplePie plugin for WordPress please visit SimplePie.org >>

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WP E-Commerce

The WP e-Commerce plugin is quite elegant and allows a shopping cart to be added right into WordPress. This plugin is highly customizable and includes a Gold package ($) with more powerful features such as merchant account integration. To find out more about the WP E-Commerce plugin please visit Instinct Entertainment >>

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WP-PostRatings plugin

The WP-PostRatings plugin allows visitors to easily rate WordPress posts by clicking on stars. You can download the WP-PostRatings plugin here

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WP-Polls plugin

The WP-Polls plugin gives you the ability to add (and style) polls to any part of a WordPress site. The admin page is intuitive and allows for multiple polls as well as easy result tracking. To find out more about the WP-Polls plugin please go here >>

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Event Calendar plugin

The Event Calendar plugin adds future event listing capabilities to WordPress. To learn more about this plugin please visit the Event Calendar page here >>

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Breadcrumb Navigation XT plugin

The Breadcrumb Navigation plugin adds breadcrumbs to a specified area of a WordPress website. This helps visitors see exactly where they are on the site. To learn more and download the Breadcrumb NavXT plugin please go here >>

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Improved Include Page plugin

The Include Page plugin allows you to include the content of a page into a WordPress template. This especially useful if you want to show special information on your homepage which needs to be styled differently than the main content. To find out more about the Improved Include Page plugin please go here >>

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Weather Icon plugin

The wp-weather WordPress plugin allows you to easily show current weather information for just about anywhere in the world with a weather station. With a bit of customization you can show icons (even custom ones) for different weather conditions as well as show multiple locations.

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PodPress plugin

Update: The PodPress plugin is no longer being supported and is not compatible with WordPress 2.5+.  We recommend using the Podcasting plugin which was developed during the Google summer of code. The PodPress plugin for WordPress does everything you need for podcasting. The quick-loading flash player is a great way for visitors to listen to […]

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Random Quote plugin

There are quite a few Random Quote plugins which have a nice admin page for simple management of quotes. These quotes may be placed anywhere on a WP site and styled using CSS. You can download our favorite Quotes Collection plugin here >> Stray Random Quotes is another very good option

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Google XML Sitemaps plugin

The Google Sitemap Generator plugin automatically creates, updates and sends an XML sitemap to Google. This helps make sure that Google, Yahoo! and MSN search engines (yes, they all read the same format now) know about every page and post on your website. Find out more about the WordPress XML Sitemap Generator here >>

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Search Everything plugin

The Search Everything WordPress Plugin expands the default WP search (which only searches posts). This simple plugin adds an options page where you can control which items may be searched: Pages, Posts, Comments, Drafts, Custom Fields, and Attachments. You can read more about the Search Everything plugin here >> We also recommend the Search Unleashed […]

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Admin Drop-Down Menus Plugin

This plugin adds a drop-down menu to the administration area of WordPress, making for much quicker access to page editing and just about everything else you need access to. For instance: Instead of clicking on the Manage tab and then Pages tab, you can simply rollover Manage and then selected Pages from the drop-down menu. […]

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WP Super Cache Plugin

WP-Cache is a plugin which speeds up the load-time of a WordPress site by caching pages the first time they are viewed and then presenting these stored pages to future visitors. If you are hosting with Media Temple and having trouble with their slow MySQL response times (which they are working to improve), this plugin […]

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Website features list

We have created a wide array of websites which use a number of useful features to achieve their goals. Below is a list covering some of these features…

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Yahoo Hosting and WordPress

Stay away from Yahoo! web hosting, especially if you are looking to host a blog or will be using Permalinks. I was turned onto Yahoo’s business hosting offerings through a “featured provider” link on the WordPress site (this has since been removed) and was very impressed with the amount of bandwidth and storage capabilities they […]

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F shaped viewing patterns

An interesting study by Jakob Nielsen from useit.com came out today. It does a nice job of showing how a users eyes navigate through a website in an “F” pattern. Read the article here.

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Web Stats – Mint

After recently launching the new Creative Slice website we had the opportunity to upgrade our webstats package. While AWStats was working relatively well the results were always exaggerated and we were not able to track a visitors path through the site.

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Everywhere Internet

The term “Everywhere Internet” in regard to accessing the internet from computers, cell phones, and PDA’s was coined by Brian Gunzenhauser on November 9th, 2005 (this name has also been used by a large internet cafe in AU for years). Brian also works with Creative Slice on many web standards projects. We will be exploring […]

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Stop Wars T-Shirt

One of our associates, Russ Rotondi, created these Stop Wars shirts a few years ago and after Natalie Portman wore one, while hosting Saturday Night Live, he’s starting to get some well deserved attention (as well as quite a few imitators). If you are looking for the ORIGINAL (2002) Stop Wars T Shirt, conjured up […]

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Bottle Design

While researching bottles for packaging design projects we often come across great examples of beautiful bottle design solutions. The following visually striking designs (many of which award winners) are good examples of high quality design of bottles.

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Image-Spark goes live

Image-Spark.com has launched today! Explore this exciting site we developed which shows student videos and bio’s to prospective employers.

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