All work hosted here dates from 2010 or earlier. Please check out these sites for more recent work samples:
- Pew Pew Laser Blog: Personal blog - handed coded from scratch.
- Stack Overflow: Answers and Questions.
- GitHub: My GitHub repos - including the Mug of Sublime Text, html5-slideshow and other various open source contributions.
Here are examples of web sites that I have designed and developed. ReFIT Portland is a currently operating non-profit organization, which focuses on helping disabled homeowners stay in their homes. Taylor's Beach Cottage was a costal rental property web site; but is currently archived. A Soothing Touch was a professional massage therapy office whose operation has been scaled back significantly, so the web site is no longer required. Before ReFIT had a bit of a branding re-design, the organization was known as The Remodelers Foundation. I've also archived the first page of the first version of my resume web site. All of the other simple examples are for fictional organizations - created as web design exercises and examples.
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.
For my second redesign of the site, I created a completely CSS based design that would enhance the site's usability by making it more 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 useful 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 and 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
This client site is now discontinued and archived here.
For this Oregon coast rental property, I designed and created a complete web site from scratch. I also researched domain registration and hosting, recommending and implementing the best total solution.
- The Remodelers Foundation
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.
- A Soothing Touch
Though now mothballed, a copy of this, 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.
- Resume Version 1.0
- House of Cards
House Of Cards A speculative demonstration web site for House of Cards Art. I created the logo by using some text layers and blending effects within Photoshop. I created the web site using Adobe's GoLive web design tool, as well as the Arachnophila text editor. There are also a few sample pictures on the page that I edited and "re-mixed" also using Photoshop.