Web Development Experience
I am a self taught web developer/designer. Over the last 5 years I have developed and improved my personal site, NationalForecaster.com. This site is an online membership system that allows meteorology enthusiasts to compete against each other in “forecasting contests”. After teaching myself the necessary HTML, CSS and PHP (with a little Js) to make this site, I began to branch out and create new sites for friends, small-businesses and non-profit organizations. My portfolio is still rather small but hopefully it will give some insight into my strengths as a designer and programmer. Every website below has been coded only by me, using the software included in the adobe creative cloud, primarily Dreamweaver and Photoshop.
This site allows members to register, sign in to their profile and compete with other members in “forecasting contests”. Members can also chat on each others profiles or in the forums. The forums, powered by Simple Machines, is fully integrated into the main site with login/out only needed once. Some main features are:
- Custom registration and login system
- Email registration verification
- Member profile posting capability
- “Add colleagues” feature
- Fully automated meteorology verification system
- Automated text message reminder system
Bazz Entertainment offers DJ’s and musicians for all occasions. This site was built with a fully custom lead capturing system that allows visitors to enter their information in return for getting an auto-generated estimate for their wedding reception. In addition to the design, I also offered logo design services and business card design.
Denver-based Elati Wedding Photography came to me looking for an updated site that kept both aesthetics and SEO in mind to help them in their competitive market. The site features a responsive design as well as photo galleries and a full-width background image slider to show off some of their best work.
Upper Saddle River Softball
With information for players on the front-end and management tools for coaches on the back-end, the idea for this softball league website was to go paperless. Paperless registration, paperless payment and no hand-typed team rosters. This site does all of that. On the back-end managers can create teams, appoint coaches, retrieve player/parent info, schedule games, send text-message game cancellations and updates and upload photos while dynamically creating photo galleries. Some more features include:
- Dynamic creation of homepage updates
- PayPal registration integration
- Twitter feed showing updates
- Automatically create new gallery and cover photo when uploading photos
- Easy to use drag and drop photo uploading using Dropzone.js