Really simple plugin I did for my client located in Canada (east).
One interesting thing of this plugin is that I published it on WordPress.org repository and I was through all steps required.
CodeIgniter is great framework by its simplicity. But when I moved from CakePHP, I really missed layout pattern.
CodeIgniter documentations offers this way to include non-changing site header and footer
$this->load->view('header'); $this->load->view('template'); $this->load->view('footer');
For sure it isn't flexible and does not show page structure in a clear way. For many years I use layout pattern. Layout describes whole page as a template with blocks for header, menu, content, etc like on figure below. On page rendering these blocks are filled with data.
I found a small code snipped for CI and improved it. You are welcome to try!
Tool for marketing realty via several sources Craigslist, Facebook, etc...
Realty site for Chicago based realty agency with powerfull backend.
Nowadays many sites uses embedded map from Google for purposes like showing object location, drive-in way or more complex stuff. Recent Google Maps Version3 (V3) API becomes very powerful, but remained very clear and easy to use.
While developing site for real estate company I faced with necessity to display fancy, complex overlays on top of the map when user clicks on the marker.
There are some standard ways of showing so called info-windows. The problem is that it is not possible put complex formatting there or catch mouse clicks events.
To solve it I have to to dig into API internals and recent version V3 has some surprises here.
In my recent project I faced the task of doing translation of property address in form we usually use it into global coordinates, that can be plotted on the map. Using Google API services this task is quite easy. You can check example and source code below
This setup I've created for one of my client over 4 years ago. The task was - optimize mail delivery. There are number of software packages doing legitimate mailing with lists of addresses. Traffic is about 20Gb of mails per day. Most of 5 servers where 99% CPU busy with load average of 10-20.