| URL's (web
sites) on which I have worked
NOTE: this is my old site which is no longer maintained, my new site is here.
both large and small, a Web Site is THE most cost
effective way to communicate with your customers.
For the price of printing one 4 color brochure, or
running a 3 inch advertisement in the yellow pages
of your phone book for several months, you can have
an entire web site custom built with pages and pages
of text and full color pictures of the services and
products you offer to your customers.
This is not
to say that you no longer need to spend dollars on
a broad range of advertising venues, which would include
the yellow pages, print advertising and possibly even
radio and TV ads, depending on the size of your business.
The Internet is simply another means for you to reach
out to your customer. Dollar for dollar, for the amount
of content you can put in front of your customer,
the Internet can't be beat.
These are the web sites I have created as a Freelance Web Designer. Beside each thumbnail, I have listed my involvement
with the site.
Rainier Media Corporation
Creekside Chiropractic & Massage
This web site, launched November, 2004, was built for a client who wanted to take her marketing efforts to the next level. She has a long established clinic but had been relying on traditional advertising to reach her patients. I built a site for her that enables her to reach a far larger audience than she had been reaching in the past. The highlights of this site are the interface, which, with it's cascading structure, echo's the creek behind her office, and the "patient forms" page which allows patients to print out high quality office forms from the site. Patients fill them out in the comfort of their own homes, thereby saving time in the office.
Clover Park Technical College
This was my largest project to date, and was live from September 20, 2002 until August, 2004. The client was several years overdue for a facelift on an existing site and asked me if I would like to take on the project. They needed the new site desperately, but were working with a limited budget. I put together a proposal that used my design and code writing skills for the initial design work. For the actual production work I supervised a team of handpicked graduates of the Web Design Program (my former students). We were able to convert all 200 pages of the existing site over to my new interface in three weeks, on schedule and on budget.
Note: Client recently (9-04) launched a new site built by communicreations.com. They needed to have a large back end written in ASP which enables client to do their own maintenance.
Dr. Gregory Fisher DDS
This web site, launched June, 2003, was built entirely from scratch. The client provided me with the technical dental slides, but everything else was created either with my digital camera or in Photoshop. He had initially planned on providing his own copy. However, this proved difficult to do.
We found a solution wherein I did a taped in-office interview, transcribed the spoken interview to Word, and then over the course of several weeks, through a collaboration between the client, myself and my father (a retired newspaper editor), we were able to provide high quality copy that effectively communicated his approach to the art of Dentistry.
The client had built a weekly newsletter for print using Microsoft Publisher. They were trying to make the transition from print to web, but had been struggling with the "save as web page" abilities of Microsoft Word and Publisher.
This is the college's official newsletter, so it had to look good both online, and when the end user pressed the print button on the browser. In addition, the editor of the newsletter needed to be able to write and publish the ezine each week without knowing html code.
Using Dreamweaver's template function, I created a "non-breakable" web page that very closely resembled the officially approved Microsoft Publisher document. I tutored the newsletter editor in Dreamweaver until she was able to reliably publish her newsletter online each week with minimal to no assistance. Launched January, 2003.
This is a site I put together in 4 days as a
demo for a friend of mine. It was designed
expressly for 1024x768. He was building an application
in PHP that will enable Specialty Metals to manage their
workflow over an intranet. The employees and administrators
will have different levels of access to the database.
Administrators will see as many as eight navigation
buttons, while a machinist on the floor may have only
3. I was able to slice it with such precision that the
middle 6 buttons, and the editable text, can be dynamically
generated as needed from the database.
Full time Web Work
Featured below are some of the web sites I worked
on during my year as a Web Developer with Artifexbid.com.
Beside each thumbnail, I have listed my involvement
with the site. Although we worked in a team environment
at Artifex, and there was some cross training, each
of us was recognized for our special abilities. My
specialties were, in order of importance:
- my listening and communication skills, combined with a careful eye for details
- converting customer Word documents to html
- creating CSS files
- uploading and testing changes to large existing
- scanning and editing images in Photoshop
- creating and slicing interfaces in Photoshop/Imageready
- testing developing applications from our programming department, comparing to
'Scope of Work' documents
- create small animated gif's and Flash movies
- taking digital photographs
This web site went through several complete revisions
during it's development. The only thing I did not touch
that controls the position of the drop downs in different
browsers and screen resolutions. I was the first in
the shop to figure out and apply Dreamweaver's Library
function to a web site. As the customer repeatedly changed
the text in the drop down navigation gif's, I found
the Library function to be a substantial time-saver.
I was involved with this one from start to finish. Getting
the wrap around interface to function took a marathon
team effort of which I was proud to be a part. I was
heavily involved with the Photoshop, slicing, html,
and rollover button work. The photos were magnificent
and a pleasure to work on.
My involvement with this site is similar to the site
above. I was also one of several people responsible
for updating the site as time went on. The "Value
of Apollo" pages are recent additions I've added. It
has changed substantially in the 4 years since I worked on it.
This site allows job seekers to apply online with the
United States Forest Service. I have worked all over
this huge password protected site. From making the animated
gif's to editing the html elements on the JSP pages to
adding ADA compliance tags for blind users, I've been there,
done that and bought the tee shirt.
I was also involved with a big push to make the site
accessible to Palm users and developed a 60 page demonstration
site viewable on a Visor.
NOTE: this is my old site and is no longer maintained. My new site is here.
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