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.
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.
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.
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.
Just as a beautiful diamond is created from relentless pressure upon everyday coal, it is possible for an attractive website to be developed even when the project is under significant time pressure. In this case, a client needed a new website as soon as possible due to substantial changes in business relationships. This firm offers many resources to the colored diamond community — including technical information, courses on diamond cutting and polishing, access to industry experts and their publications, and quarterly and more-frequent newsletters and other reports.
Using Drupal in conjunction with design mockups created by a professional designer, I built the website with speed and yet the utmost care in planning the information architecture and file naming and directory structuring, to make the final product well organized and easily maintainable in the future. The site featured gallery pages for jewelry and diamond colors, individual pages for each piece and color, inquiry forms for each product, dozens of static pages, all of the organization's publications, pages and icons for affiliates and industry press information, a contact form, and links to various social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. I made the new website fully mobile responsive for optimum viewability and functionality on devices with small screens. It received extremely positive comments from visitors.
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.