Monzilla Media

Obsessive Web Design & Development

Digging Into WordPressUSP Pro - User Submitted PostsSES Pro - Simple Email SignupBBQ Pro - Block Bad Queries
[ BBQ Pro WordPress Plugin ]

BBQ Pro

Premium version of my Block bad Queries plugin for WordPress. Provides advanced protection against malicious URI requests. Fast, flexible, and fully customizable.

  • Scope: WordPress plugin and homepage
  • Tools: WordPress, PHP, HTML, jQuery
  • Features: class-based/OOP + sweet graphics
[ SES Pro WordPress Plugin ]

SES Pro

Provides a complete email-signup solution for WordPress-powered sites. Unlimited, shortcode-based, Ajax-powered signup forms with no limits and no monthly fees.

  • Scope: WordPress plugin and homepage
  • Tools: WordPress, PHP, HTML, jQuery
  • Features: class-based/OOP + Ajax
[ WordPress Themes In Depth ]

WordPress Themes In Depth

Landing page for my latest book, WordPress Themes In Depth. Clean, responsive design that is fully integrated with the Perishable Press Bookstore.

  • Scope: Landing page for latest book
  • Tools: WP, HTML, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: content sliders & lightbox
[ Plugin Planet ]

Plugin-Planet.com

Marketplace for premium WordPress plugins, themes, and more. Site features include fully-integrated e-commerce, licensing, and forum functionality.

  • Scope: E-commerce/membership WP site
  • Tools: WP, HTML, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: automated everything :)
[ The Tao of WordPress ]

WP-Tao.com

Official site for my third book, The Tao of WordPress. Site features include Ajax/modal shopping cart & login, responsive design, and clean code.

  • Scope: E-commerce/membership WP site
  • Tools: WP, HTML, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: Responsive slideshows
[ xyCSS.com ]

xyCSS.com

Responsive web design on liquid CSS matrix. Site features docs, demos, blog, and downloads for xy.css and other tools for responsive, grid-based design.

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, (xy)CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: Responsive grid-based design
[ WP-Mix.com ]

WP-Mix.com

WP-Mix is a flow of code, snippets, and tutorials to help with WP-based web design. The site is designed with xy.css, so it’s responsive and sticks to the grid.

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, (xy)CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: Responsive grid-based design
[ .htaccess made easy ]

.htaccess made easy

Book and website about .htaccess. Membership site featuring help forums, PDF-stamping, URL-shortening, trackable downloads, and much more.

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: Integrated affiliate program
[ Digging into WordPress ]

Digging into WordPress

DigWP.com is the companion site for an awesome WordPress book & blog that I co-author with design guru Chris Coyier.

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: secure download system
[ Perishable Press ]

Perishable Press

Perishable Press is my personal design/tech blog where I write about WordPress, web-design, code & tutorials.

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: 15+ alternate WP themes
[ eChunks.com ]

eChunks.com

eChunks is a plush gallery/chill site for found photos, graphics, and videos. Curated by 88teeth & Perishable

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: Chat forum, user-submitted posts
[ Product Reality ]

Product Reality

Product Reality is a social-media FAIL site for your photos of downsized, overpriced, broken, & cheap products.

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: Ratings, Favorites, & more

This website is now offline.

[ Angry-Birds.net ]

Angry-Birds.net

Angry-Birds.net is a feature-packed fan site for the Angry Birds iPhone/iPad game. Video tutorials, Game Map, Forum & more.

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: forum, game map, & tons more

This website is now offline.

[ PhotoGenics ]

PhotoGenics

PhotoGenics specializes in photo-booth services. This is one of my favorite designs.

  • Scope: 3-page brochure site
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Features: lightbox image gallery

This website is now offline.

[ CSSresetr.com ]

CSSresetr.com

CSSresetr is a lightweight, super-fast & dynamic, ajax-powered CSS-reset tool.

  • Scope: single-page, ajax-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, .htaccess
  • Features: user-loaded URLs, ajax stats
[ Eight Eight Teeth ]

Eighty Eight Teeth

EightyEightTeeth.com showcases the art, photos, & musings of Mr. Thane Champie.

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: custom page views, lightbox
[ Dead Letter Art ]

Dead Letter Art

Dead Letter Art is a collective of artists collaborating on creative projects, content creation, and DIY publishing.

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: Chat Forum, Guestbook, Archives

This website is now offline.

[ jQuery Mix ]

jQuery Mix

jQuery Mix showcases the Web’s latest & greatest jQuery techniques.

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: user-submitted posts

This website is now offline.

[ Moses Lake Church of Christ ]

Moses Lake Church of Christ

The ML Church website enables the local church community to share and connect.

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: chat forum, message board
[ Perishable.biz ]

Perishable.biz

Perishable.biz is a multimedia & graphics archive featuring photos, artwork, & video.

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: sleek design using no plugins

This website is now offline.

[ Pink Floyd Thoughts ]

Pink Floyd Thoughts

Pink Floyd Thoughts is a fan site for sharing notes, news & clips about Pink Floyd.

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: the greatest band of all time

This website is now offline.

[ ArtSpace Magazine ]

ArtSpace Magazine

One of my first attempts at “serious” web design.

  • Scope: Static site with faux content
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Features: crazy details

This website is now offline.

[ Monzilla Media ]

Monzilla Media

Earlier version of the Monzilla.biz website. So awesome I just had to include it.

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: imported blog content
[ Design Netwerk ]

Design Netwerk

The Design Network is a class project building a catalogue of useful design resources.

  • Scope: Hand-built, dynamic website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: lightweight & fast

This website is now offline.

[ F-Disk Media ]

F-Disk Media

F-Disk Media is a former business project focusing on supporting and promoting creative people.

  • Scope: Static brochure site
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Features: obscure & ambiguous

This website is now offline.

[ Mindfeed.org ]
Mindfeed.org Details

Mindfeed.org

Mindfeed.org is my personal/philosophical blog where I post ideas, rants, and conspiracy theory.

  • Scope: WordPress-powered website
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Features: focus on content & usability

This website is now offline.

[ Prime^Cut Design ]

Prime^Cut Design

Prime^Cut Design is a portfolio/design site featuring lots of interesting projects.

  • Scope: Mixed static/dynamic website
  • Tools: PHP, HTML, CSS & JavaScript
  • Features: it’s all about the details

This website is now offline.

Services

I provide the following services:

Complete Website Design

Complete website design & development includes everything you need for a awesome new site. WordPress sites are my specialty, just because WordPress is such a powerful tool for building everything from small blogs to full-featured Content Management Systems.

Your new site will be:

  • Secure, Search-Engine Optimized, and Social-Media savvy
  • Built with the finest tools: HTML/PHP, CSS & JavaScript/jQuery
  • Built according to current Web Standards, with clean separation of structure, presentation, behavior, and content
  • Accessible, User-friendly, and Compatible with all devices

The bottom line for complete website design is that your site will be of the highest possible quality and will look and do exactly what you want it to. Secure, simple, semantic & powerful.

Redesigns, Updates & Quick Fixes

I get quite a few requests for updates and quick fixes, including design modifications, troubleshooting & diagnosing, and just about everything else. Generally, requests for updates and quick fixes are handled immediately. Site redesigns and more extensive jobs may require scheduling.

WordPress Plugins

Need a WordPress plugin? There are many ways to enhance & customize the functionality of WordPress. Just about anything you need WordPress to do, it can do it. Often a plugin is the best choice, but there are other solutions as well, such as widgets and custom theme functions. If you’ve got something in mind, drop me a line.

WordPress Themes

WordPress themes are completely awesome. There are a million places to download themes, but nothing beats having one built & customized just for you. I create WordPress themes that are beautiful, flexible, user-friendly designs built with clean code, semantic markup, and best practices.

Website Security

I am serious about website security. I have written countless tutorials, articles, & tips to help people secure their sites, and have developed many different techniques to fight spam, block bad guys, and prevent malicious attacks. There are some real bad people lurking the Web, but I can help protect your site and keep it running safely and securely.

HTAccess Help

I greatly enjoy working with Apache and PHP configuration files. I have written many articles & tutorials about HTAccess and how to do amazing tricks with stuff like mod_rewrite, mod_alias & friends. My work with HTAccess has been published on the Web and in printed form, and I am proficient at using HTAccess to diagnose errors, customize functionality, and protect your website.

SEO Help

How is your site performing in the Search Engines? How are you using Social Media to share and promote your business? Is your website optimized with proven SEO techniques that will help your sites in the search-engine results? When it comes to SEO and succeeding to the Web, these questions are critical. After analyzing your site, I can help answer these questions and develop a solid SEO strategy for your site.

Fine-Tuning & Detailing

I am an expert at fine-tuning and detailing just about anything. Websites, markup and other code are never really complete – there are always ways to improve the design and functionality of any website, plugin, or application. My detailing and fine-tuning skills will make your project the best it can be.

Content Creation & Copywriting

Need content? I can help you with copywriting, blog posts, editing, graphics, and multimedia content. Contact me for more information.

Domain Names & Hosting

Need help registering a domain name and setting up hosting for your website? I can help with choosing a smart domain name and getting it registered & resolved to your website. I can also help with finding the best hosting for your needs. I also offer hosting from my own Media Temple (dv) server for select accounts.

Consultation

Put my years of experience to work with a private consultation. Available in 30-minute increments via email, chat, or good ol’ telephone.

Other Services

I also provide the following services:

  • Custom Form Design
  • Graphic Design
  • DIY Publishing

Need help with something not listed here? Let me know!

About

Hello, I am Jeff Starr..

[ Jeff Starr ] Monzilla Media is where I do business. From web development to graphic design and everything in between, I have the skills & experience to help you succeed on the Web. I provide a wide range of design services, and specialize in building WordPress-powered sites that are clean, beautiful, and easy to use.

I’ve been creating on the Web since 1999, and have worked with many awesome people from all over the world. I live with my wife and two children in the small town of Moses Lake, Washington, where we enjoy 300 days of sunshine every year.

When I’m not designing sites and working on the Web, I like to travel. When that’s not possible, I enjoy working on my art and hanging out with family and friends. In the future, I would like to mobilize my operation, work remotely on the Web, and see the World.

Some of my favorite projects

Tools of the trade

I build clean & secure sites using some of the best open-source tools:

Contact

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