The Zeek Blog

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Shifting Focus, Changing Roles

07 April

As many of you know, I’ve been proud to know Steve Zehngut and call him a friend for more than twenty years. I’ve also been proud to work with him in partnership at RealEstateShows.com for the last 12 years and at  Zeek Interactive for last five. The friendship that has endured several decades will continue […]

WordPress Mobile

01 June

Yesterday, I spoke at WordCamp Orange County about WordPress Mobile. We discussed theory for a bit, then demonstrated a few live examples of how you can create your own mobile app using WordPress as the delivery platform. The three examples I demonstrated were AppMakr.com, Red Foundry and a custom iPhone app that the Zeek team built from scratch. […]

add_feed();

23 March

I discussed this function during the lightning round at WordCamp San Diego 2013. add_feed() adds a custom feed to your WordPress site. I discovered this function recently when I needed to create a feed that uses a custom query. Specifically, a client needed a feed that pulled together content in a single category from multiple […]

When Developers Go Rogue

15 February

Yesterday, Suzette Franck posted the following to the OC WordPress Facebook group: A German developer named Frank Jonen had a dispute with his client, Fitness SF. He claims that the client did not pay their bill. Frank took his dispute to the web by hijacking Fitnes SF’s website and posted a note complaining (frankly, whining) to the […]

Mobile Speech To Text Is A Hurdle, Not A Barrier

11 February

I read a post this morning titled, “You Won’t See Facebook’s Graph Search On iPhone Or Android Anytime Soon,” that has left me scratching my head a bit. Surely I’m missing something. The entire basis of Tareq Ismail’s argument was the difficulty of typing in long sentences on a mobile phone. “It’s simple: Graph Search for mobile would need to […]

Overspending in Aliso Viejo

06 February

Joanna Clay recently interviewed me for an article she wrote in the OC Register: Aliso Viejo website arouses security, cost questions. She asked my opinions on alisoviejoexchange.com, a site built by a local developer. They were paid $37,500 to build the site and that it took 5 months to develop. D’oh! It’s not really my desire to […]

Mobile Users Deserve A Mobile Experience

31 July

When First American Title came to us with the desire to build an iPhone app for their already existing myFirstAm.com web experience, we were excited. And not for the obvious reasons. Too often we have prospective clients who approach us with the desire to simply mimic their website experience in an attempt to have “something” […]