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.
If your organization's website no longer reflects your core business or purpose, then you should update your branding, which includes the design of your website. One of my clients expanded its operations from exclusively commercial real estate investment, to global asset management. Also, the CEO appeared in a televised interview on CNBC, which immediately tripled the amount of traffic to the website. So the company requested a complete redesign of their existing website, again with the restrictions of limited time and budget.
I created a design mock-up, which the business owners were able to review and approve. I then reworked much of the PHP code, changed all of the images and the favicon, and replaced the old static navigation menu with a drop-down menu system — resulting in a clean design that met with their commendation.
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.
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.
Using Drupal and the Ubercart e-commerce system, I built a new website that offered all the features requested by the client: The pages listing the diamonds and jewelry products could be sorted by any of the columns, with a single mouse click. Products could also be found using standard search controls. The primary and secondary navigation menus were easy to read. A shopping cart summary was always visible to the prospective buyer. There were two sections for items on sale and new arrivals. The client could easily add or modify products — each with an image, color categories, and all the other information associated with a diamond or piece of jewelry. The client requested that a simple theme be used, to make the store operational as soon as possible. Despite the limited development time, the website was fully mobile-ready for handheld devices, such as smartphones. Later, I added a blog section, so the business owner could add keyword-rich content. I then configured the website so that each new product listing and blog post was automatically published to Twitter. Also, the latest tweets were displayed on the client's home page, automatically.