With quarantine and that early to mid-2020 has brought I finally got around to picking up a Raspberry Pi. I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do with this but it’s interesting to explore the other end of the market to the Mac Pro that it’s sitting on. I’ve got a few thoughts on the early tests I have been doing but I want to understand a little more about the platform before I criticize anything so at this point I super impressed with the quality of build and packaging of the kit.


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I enjoy freelancing but sometimes it comes with limitations and one of those I was running into was how to promote myself online, with such a spread out portfolio there are days I struggle to explain what I do to someone on the street so I wanted to put up a front that was simple even if it doesn’t cover half of what I can do.

Tahoe Web Shop


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I worked with Amanda from Authentic Alignment Wellness to create a website for her health and wellness coaching business.
We worked to create a flexible site with plenty of strong images surrounded by white space to let the content breathe using a two column layout.

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Explore Authentic Alignment Wellness

I have just finished working on an update to the www.priestsheetmetal.co.nz website. The original site was relatively simple, for a company that has been operating sixty plus years in an industry that isn’t hugely technical as the sheetmetal industry is, the fax number is important on the footer, the analytics show more people using the site on desktop than phones but they needed a presence without a large budget and now we are just slowly moving towards something more exciting.

priest 2016 website
Website before the update

The content has slightly updated and we have moved away from a bunch of the text for the site being tied up in the video where it was moving and less readable. Adding more background colors adds hierarchy to the elements of the page in a logical order.

With a relatively small update the site still has elements from foundation running the backend but most of the new elements have been built on CSS grid giving a flexibility with the scaling of the site between phone and desktops.


Explore Priest 2019

I have been working with Matthew at Pacrav as he has been setting up his new physiotherapy business in Reno, Nevada. We have been working on branding and website needs.

The logo for Pacrav is based around the idea of movement, flexibility and strength, we created a unique shape that has an inclusion of the double “A” with a custom word mark and can be used with the tag line as well as in individual parts.

Pacrav has been strongly branded in orange as a bright and lively color which can be used for branding elects or used as a background with white elements over it.

The site with all its branding and ideas can be found at pacrav.com aside from the regular website needs of a business in this day and age but we have taken that further streamlining the consultation forms, since these have been setup Matt has found it has saved time for patients as well as employees.

The site was built on a foundation framework with a wordpress Content Management System, with these together we we’re able to create a site that was affordable but also preforms strongly in many environments, the site is fast and responsive across devices with modern and documented code for easy updates and additions.


Explore Pacrav

I’ve been working on a friend’s site over at JKBinstalls.co.nz It’s nothing too crazy but has a form or a couple of forms that can help them with setting up appointments, the general put your name, email, and a few details about what you’re looking for.

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I’ve been working with wineram on a new website, which you can check out but also one of the cool things about it is that if your liking the way it looks the wordpress theme is available for purchase, there are a few custom things involved in wineram’s site but thats cool and as the theme is used for a commercial project already it’s guaranteed to keep getting updates, well more so than me saying I will keep working on a passion project. Penrose as theme is known by itself has been developed with wineram so as a primary use a video portfolio it works great but by no means that is it’s only application.
I do plan on writing more documentation of the theme but as a working example use wineram.com and get in contact riley@rileybathurst.com if you think you might want to use the theme.
wineram screen


Explore Wineram.com // Penrose theme

So away from my normal post of the media I’ve been creating and to a little something that I couldn’t find and took way too long to do something very simple. I’ve been working on a site that was almost done and they wished to have a Sale page so when anything goes on sale it automatically gets put onto the page, I’m only slightly editing a woo theme so used woo commerce which to be fair I’m not too familiar with but this is something I’ve seen on many site so didn’t hesitate at the request. I could be wrong in the best way to do this but the way I have found it possible and easy to do was

  1. head to my themes folder and find the page.php file
  2. copy this and rename page-sale.php
  3. add the custom-page template code to the top of the page
  4. <?php
    /*
    Template Name: sale
    */
    ?>

  5. get to the site’s dashboard and create a new page
  6. title it sale and in the text editor side of the content type 

    [sale_products]

  7. change the template to sale
  8. publish and done in a minute flat

Explore Sale Only Woocommerce

My CMS (Content Management System) of choice for making websites, It’s easy for anyone to look at the back end and thats what counts for many of my clients so I want to use what works for them. You don’t need to learn computer code, you need to do what you do and have an easy system to work so here it is. Oh and it’s free.


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