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.

Spokan Indians [square]

Just as Hollywood creates a website for each movie released, any author serious about online marketing, should have a website to help publicize his or her book. One particular author, my father, asked me to create a website for his book, an 892-page ethnography of the Spokan Indians.

I built a simple website that tells the visitor about the book and the author, with information on how the visitor can purchase a copy. The website uses a variety of text — including the book's table of contents, and testimonials from experts — and images from the book itself, as well as a computer-generated three-dimensional book shot. The website continues to drive buyers to the book's Amazon.com page.

If you or someone you know has written a book, contact me so we can discuss how a website can enhance the book's marketing campaign.

SalesArt Media - Social Security Navigator [square]

This project was the first of two new websites that a client wanted developed as quickly as possible. This particular one allows financial advisors to generate and print attractive custom analysis reports on Social Security for their own prospects.

Using PHP, I developed the new website, which includes a pricing grid comparing the available plans, a contact form page, a page for frequently asked questions, a sign-up form for the free version of the program, and other information about it. This one too was crafted in accordance with the principles of responsive web design (RWD), i.e., the layout and content change automatically in response to the size of the device being used to view the website. Within 24 hours of launch, the website was attracting many new contacts and paying customers.

SalesArt Media - IUL BootCamp [square]

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.

Silk Royalty [square]

Choosing a professionally-designed prebuilt template is the most cost-effective way to dress up a new website without incurring the generally high expenses of a custom-designed template. A client requested an online store for selling hair extensions and accessories, including storage bags and branded T-shirts.

Utilizing Drupal and a prebuilt theme chosen by the client, I was able to easily build the ecommerce site, incorporating the PayPal Website Payments Standard payment method for handling credit card transactions. I also added an FAQ section, a contact form, and other important pages. The client was extremely pleased with the results.

SDWTG v2 [square]

The SDWTG was a technical user group that focused on the various technologies utilized for developing websites and web-based applications. The group's initial website I built using Joomla, which was likely the best choice at the time given some of the group members' strong interest in Joomla. But in August 2008, a severe security hole was discovered in Joomla. Consequently, countless Joomla-based websites were hacked, including an article posted on our website. In addition, we had earlier encountered several problems with Joomla's page continuation links and WYSIWYG editor (changes not saved, uploaded images not appearing, etc.).

Rather than upgrading to the patched version of "Doomla", I rebuilt the website using Drupal — which turned out to be a wise decision.

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