Archive for September, 2010

WELCOME TO THE ALL-NEW MIKECOLON.COM! Thursday September 30, 2010 11:12PM PST News

It’s been five years since our last website makeover and although it was hard to let go of the old familiar… I’m completely stoked to introduce to you the all new mikecolon.com!

I thought simplifying the site and bringing everything – portfolio, blog, workshops into one place would be.. um… simple? I found out it’s kind of like trying to organize 35 pieces of camera gear into a small messenger bag for carry-on. It’s not exactly simple. Actually, it takes MAD SKILLS; that of which I do not possess in web design.  However, thanks to a collaborate effort of blood sweat and tears between my graphic designer Zoe Ink and my web team at Omatik, it all came together quite nicely.  We actually succeeded at producing a website that is quite simple, yet functions as a hub for everything I need.

Much of what this site does is actually behind the scenes.  Public and private portfolio management, passwords, calendars, video management, newsletters, inquiry management, workshop signups, dvd sales, digital downloads, shipping labels, receipts, site analytics, and much more.. all accessible through my custom admin panel.

There is a cool feature hidden in the portfolio section for those of you who love photography! Just click on an image to reveal my camera settings and sharing options for Twitter and Facebook.

Please browse the site and leave me some feedback in the comment section below.  It would mean the world to me!  And check back often as I will be adding more portfolio sections very soon!

P.S.  I want to give a special shout out to my assistant Kat who gently but relentlessly pushed me to get this done.  Thank you Kat!  Julie and I are taking you out to dinner.  Oh wait.. who’s going to watch the kids?  Ok… maybe we will just have to cook dinner for you.