Portfolio

I have built more than 85 websites that are functional, attractive, and accessible — and that get results for my clients. Most of the recent ones were built using Drupal, a powerful CMS that allows clients to easily update the text, images, and videos on their websites.

Below are screenshots and brief project descriptions of just some of the many websites that I have created.

A client in Switzerland requested a new website to showcase a spectacular collection of colored diamonds, on display at a museum in Carlsbad, California. The website needed several pages for the various diamond groups, additional pages for resources, and a method for sending messages to the client.

Because the focus of the website needed to be the collection in general and the diamonds in particular, I used a design with a dark background, to emphasize and enhance the beauty of the colored diamond images. The website was based on Drupal, and incorporated a contact form. The client was very happy with the website, and noted that the design and layout were exactly what his company was looking for.

The Internet is the ideal platform for making money by creating a marketplace where none existed before, helping buyers and sellers find one another. Even if other entrepreneurs have already discovered and tried to fill that need, their websites may be unappealing, confusing, and difficult to use. That's an opportunity for you.

A client wanted a website to enable owners of US-based insurance agencies to offer those businesses to potential buyers. Key features included: Visitors could search listings of agencies, narrowing the search results by criteria such as the business location and asking price. Sellers could quickly list one or more agencies, and for each one specify its location, the agency type, total premiums, commissions, policies in-force, and other industry-specific details. An internal private messaging system allowed confidential communication between buyers and sellers, which also reduces lost revenue for the client. The site also required user registration, a blog, links to social media accounts, an FAQ section, and other resources. The client needed easy management of listings and members, and the ability to feature premium listings. He requested a much cleaner mobile-responsive user interface than his competitors' sites.

I was able to create the website in only two weeks, because of my usual rapid development pace, quick communication with the client, and Drupal's powerful data-display capabilities. I later added Google Analytics and SumoMe heat maps for UI analysis. The client was extremely happy with the project's progress and the final result. He gained his first partner within days of the site launch.

A client asked me to build a new website that would serve as a platform for the marketing and sales of his books, webinars, software, and live training events — all designed to assist people who sell financial products to individuals and families. It would need to allow visitors to purchase printed copies of his books, using the Authorize.Net Simple Checkout system, for both single books and bundles of all four books. Visitors would be able to sign up for any of the six free webinars continually offered by the client, as well as paid in-person training events. The client's administrative assistant needed to be able to add webinar and seminar events easily. The website required static pages for text such as statements of privacy and terms of use. Lastly, there had to be a simple way for potential customers to contact my client.

Using Drupal, I was able to build the website, incrementally adding and modifying features as requested by the client. These later included the addition of an HTML5 animation on the home page. For the Drupal theme, I created a custom theme which is fully responsive to the screen width of the user's device. The client was quite happy with the final result, and within months it was ranked #1 in the Google search results for the client's name.

A family in San Marcos, in the county of San Diego, was trying to sell their house, but they found that the typical single listing in the realtors' MLS system was completely inadequate for presenting their house in its best light to prospective buyers. They asked me to develop a website that would help to educate buyers as to the many features of the home and the advantages of the area.

This website's start page was quite different from that of a typical portal-style website, because residential real estate buyers prefer a more simple design that focuses on the main attraction: the house itself. The website included a map to the house, the MLS listing, and even an interactive photo gallery, with a slideshow. The sellers were delighted with the website I created, and the house was successfully sold.

Many business owners find that an effective way to promote their ventures and gain new customers, is by joining forces with owners of complementary businesses and together giving free seminars. One of my clients wanted to do exactly that, and asked me to quickly build a new website that could explain to prospects the value of participating in his seminars, and easily register for one of multiple seminar dates.

In just a couple days, I created the website using a combination of images and text provided by the client, as well as PHP code for handling visitor registration and a contact form. My client's event was a success for him and the other business people he teamed up with.