Since the golden days of CompuServe and AOL, I've been surfing the Internet. I've been making websites almost just as long, getting my feet wet with Geocities. Thankfully, my skill set has improved along the way. Take a look at a sampling of my recent work below.
For this project I converted a work-in-progress, static-width site into a fully responsive layout. Back-end integration was well underway when I joined the project to take on the newly introduced responsive design requirements. For this reason, restructuring of HTML was kept to a minimum.
I was the sole front-end developer for this fully responsive site. I developed the front-end templates using Middleman, making use of Ruby templating and Sass/Compass. I assisted with back-end integration on the Adobe CQ platform.
Utilizing jQuery Mobile and the previously built custom CMS, I implemented GDD Interactive’s designs to build eight mobile websites for the various Pappas brands. Providing visitors with the option to find their nearest store by GPS or manual search, the goal of these sites was to get customers in the door as quickly as possible.
As the sole back-end and front-end developer, I built a custom CMS solution for the Pappas brand restaurant, allowing Pappas to manage content on eleven websites through a single interface. The various sites make use of the Google Maps API, allowing visitors to search for a location and view the specific brand locations or all Pappas brand restaurants within their search area. The CMS also allows Pappas to add additional restaurant locations, as well as maintain location specific menus, promotional graphics and banquet rooms. The sites also include custom built contact forms, developed to save data to an existing Pappas CRM system.
To get an understanding of the scale of this project, take a look at a few of the front-end pages:
The goal of this project was to replace the Flash based promotional carousel on the Pep Boys home page. I provided our partnering development company with the front-end code for this project based on Photoshop files provided by my design team.
While I welcome and receive plenty of input and feedback from coworkers, I am responsible for the design and development of the client facing project review portal for GDD Interactive. This tool allows clients to review and, when necessary, approve all comps for their ongoing projects, as well as review comps from previously completed projects.
This portal includes an assortment of bells and whistles, including heavy doses of ajax (drag-and-drop list reordering, field updates, approval submissions), secure login via SSL and database encrypted passwords, multiple file uploads using swfupload, and a CSS heavy design with graceful degradation.
As sole developer for the annual Indie Game Challenge, I created and maintained the website, allowing developers to submit their game and pay submission fees using PayPal integration, complete with API integration for verifying payment in the custom adminstration panel.
The second phase of the annual event displays the finalists and allows visitors to vote for the Gamer’s Choice Award (utilizing cool-php-captcha to prevent scripted voting) and register for a sweepstakes for an all expenses paid trip to G4 in Las Vegas.
The final phase each year involves updating the site to display the winners immediately following their official announcement.
As sole developer for the NAACP Image Awards for the past three years, I build and maintain the website as needed on an annual basis. During this span, the site has seen two different designs (see previous design below). The site captures both sponsorship inquires and special event RSVP’s while providing an administrative section for viewing and exporting these submissions to excel spreadsheets.
A series of gallery events and parties were hosted in order to promote our Black Ops Studio design and web services. This particular party was invite only, and I designed and coded this invitation and RSVP website in a single day. It includes simple data capturing, allowing us to approve attendees (bands and groupies) before displaying them on the site. It also included email confirmations to let attendees know that they had been accepted. The HTML for this one page site demonstrates my ability to build table based layouts, a crucial part of email-friendly HTML coding.
For a brief stint I was actually in a band. Granted, I only had one live performance which included one incredibly simple keyboard part on a song and a brief guitar part on another. Years ago, I designed and built this website (well, the finished parts) for my friend, who continues to be the singer songwriter for (a) therapeutic smile.
On a project with Black Ops Studio, I worked with the client to determine the needs and goals of the site. While a version of the site was originally designed by a contractor, I heavily modified the design and finished the project through, including the development of the site.
This very website provides a great example of my work. Designed and built entirely by me (with the exception of the great logo design by Brent Wood), this website displays my skills with Photoshop and front-end development. This website also demonstrates my ability to implement responsive design techniques, as you can see by loading this website on your mobile device or simply re-sizing your current browser window (make it narrower).
Front-end coding, back-end coding, database design, and even visual design. My skill set, adaptability, and enjoyable personality make me an excellent fit for any Internet team. work examples »
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