Katie Kurkoski

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Seattle, Washington

 

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All work hosted here dates from 2010 or earlier. Please check out these sites for more recent work samples:


Index | HTML & XHTML | CSS | JavaScript | jQuery | PHP | Web Design | Graphic Design | Other

Collected here are selected samples of the work that I've done related to web design and programming. Click on any of the links above for examples related to a particular topic.

You may also be interested in these web sites that I designed, developed and maintained in the past.

Brainful Productions: circa 2012
Screenshot of website for Brainful Productions

BrainfulProductions.com: Brainful Productions was an independent film company in Seattle, and I wore a couple of hats for them:

As Web Developer: researched and contracted for registration and hosting services, tested and identified best open-source content management solution to enable user content ownership, installed and configured CMS, selected and customized CMS template.

As Production Manager: coordinated staff and resources for filming projects, shopped for on-set supplies, custom catering, planned thank-you premiums, managed paperwork and accounting.

Andie Main: circa 2012
Screenshot of website for Andie Main

AndieMain.com: Andie Main is an canvas and oil artist in Portland, Oregon. Starting in January 2012, I researched, installed and configured GetSimple CMS, identified and customized design template for client use. I also researched jQuery image viewer options, and implemented a complete solution. The client discontinued the site in September 2012.

ReFIT: circa 2011
Screenshot of website for ReFIT

RefitPortland.org: This Oregon non-profit organization "provides construction services for physically and financially challenged homeowners who wish to remain living independently in their homes" - to quote directly from their mission statement. From 2005 to 2011, I handled all website design and development as well as hosting and registration for ReFIT.

For my second redesign of the site, I created a completely CSS based design that would enhance the site's usability by making it accessible to the very people it was trying to reach. The navigation effects are completely text-based, which allows it to be understood at any text size, and even by screen readers. For the site's main header, I've used a image replacement method to provide a graphical header to most browsers, and still display a semantically usefully header for screen readers and search engines. The site also uses a flexible width, expanding to fill large browser windows. The new color scheme and main logo were designed by an outside graphics designer. I melded that design with the design elements of the old site to create this new one.

The PHP server is used to create pages using a universal header & footer, but with unique titles. I also used PHP to create a mailing form with input character stripping, a confirmation message, and a non-intrusive form-spam prevention routine. I also used .htaccess to specify an auto-forwarding 'Not Found' page.

Taylor's Beach Cottage: circa 2007
Screenshot of website for Taylor's Beach Cottage

This client site is now discontinued and archived here.

For this Oregon coast rental property, my client provided the original copy and source photography, and contracted for the flash animation on the home page. I designed and coded the site, created all the graphics, and optimized the photographs for web viewing. I also researched domain registration and hosting, recommending and implementing the most cost effective total solution.

This site includes scripting in both JavaScript and PHP such as easy-maintenance header, footer and navigation components, and GET request / PHP based photo album. Additionally, I used .htaccess to specify an auto-forwarding 'Not Found' page.

The Remodelers Foundation: circa 2009
Screenshot of website for The Remodelers Foundation

The Remodelers Foundation is the old identity for ReFIT. The old Remodelers Foundation site, dating before the re-branding and site redesign for ReFIT displays a knowledge of legacy HTML and JavaScript techniques.

For my first assignment with the the foundation, I redesigned the entire web site and created all new graphics and code. Additionally, I researched, selected, contracted and migrated the site to more reliable and economic registration and hosting solutions for client.

This web site includes both client side and server side scripting. I used JavaScript to create the image roll-over effects, and show and hide the sub-sections of the navigation menu. The PHP server is used to create pages using a universal header & footer, but with unique titles. I also used PHP to create a mailing form with input character stripping, a confirmation message, and a non-intrusive form-spam prevention routine. I also used .htaccess to specify an auto-forwarding 'Not Found' page.

A Soothing Touch: circa 2007
Screenshot of website for A Soothing Touch Licensed Massage Therapy

Though now mothballed, a copy of my first client site is available here. Previously at TroutdaleMassage.com, this site is no longer in production, as the business has changed to referral-only.

A Soothing Touch is a licensed massage therapy office in Troutdale, Oregon. I designed and coded the site, and re-wrote most of the copy based on the clients's existing physical brochures. While designing the site, I focused on bringing web site visitors into the physical location by placing the phone number right on the header, as well as tracking visitors by providing special coupon codes for first time visitors.

The site is a good example of table based design, with JavaScript image preloads, roll-overs and status bar changes. Also notice the small favicon that I designed based on the site's main logo.