Web DesignHere are some examples of websites that I have designed. My web design abilities extend over a large area and encompass both back and front-end web development. Each website I design comes with a custom-built content management system which allows my clients to log in to their websites and change text, pictures, and much, much more! Check out my high quality work!
Si Devices, Inc.
Si Devices, Inc. is a fairly new startup located in Waltham, MA. All of the Si Devices staff graduated from WPI. Three out of the four of them (myself included) graduated in May 2012. The company's mission is to help large buildings (primarily hotels) save on their energy bills by utilizing an energy management system setup and monitored by Si Devices, Inc.
This website was built during the summer of 2012 for a local Poet living in the Pinehills in Plymouth, MA. This site was extremely easy to build since there were no photos to juggle or cool affects requested by the client. In making the background, I decided to take a public domain abstract art image and fade it over itself such that when the image is placed next to a duplicate of itself, there are no discontinuities at the boundary between the images. The Content Management System I designed for this site uses AJAX heavily and allows the client to add new books to the site and poems to each book. A poem can be made "invisible" (meaning it will not show up anywhere on the website) by simply clicking a button. The order the poems are displayed can be changed with the use of a drop-down menu, as can the book the poem is a part of. Each poem can also be given a preface and a footnote (footnote shows up on the Featured Poem page if the poem is listed as the featured poem).
MQP Progress Log
This is a simple, yet informative website I wrote to keep track of progress made on my Major Qualifying Project at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. This website assisted myself and both my project partners in keeping track of what we have tried and in what direction to steer the project. About the Project - We started out trying to design an analog-based motino-activated LED lightboard, and ended up creating a working prototype of a modular display made up of an array of small 8x8 RGB LED boards. Our final prototype was successfully tested using a printed circuit board we made specifically for this project (even though the pins on the PCB did not match up with the pins on the 8x8 RGB LED matrix). I currently have a working prototype of this project using a microprocessor, one 330 ohm resistor, an op-amp (one that I made out of transistor ICs in an IC design class) to supply 5V to the microprocessor, a few current sink/source transistor arrays to supply current to the RGB LED matrix, and a 12V DC adapter I mutilated which originally belonged to a Linksys router. About the Website - The website was written all in PHP and has a custom-designed backend I used to add entries, links, and upload files to each entry. The server is capable of correctly displaying the data from a file whether it is an image or a C source code file. All the data (minutes entries, links, and information about uplaoded files) is stored in a MySQL database. Any and all source code for this project that is uploaded to this site can be viewed in the browser (the web browser pulls the source code from the server using a simple AJAX request).
LA Salon Med Spa - Inactive
This website was designed during the summer of 2011 for a new high-end hair salon which opened off of exit 5 on Rt. 3 during the Spring of 2011. Like my other websites, this website was created with its own backend to control all the prices listed on the website, their hours of operation, and the articles displayed on the Media page. This website really helped their business since a lot of their customers commented on how professional their website looked and how well it flowed together. In fact, it helped their business so much that they sold their salon one year later during the summer of 2012! For that reason, this website has been decommissioned, but remains visible on this website as an example of my web design ability.
Bourque and Cole Custom Built Homes and Remodeling
Bourque and Cole is a company owned and operated out of Sandwich, MA on Cape Cod. They specialize in Building Custom Homes and engineering some gorgeous home rennovations (for people with money to spend I might add). They wanted a website that was rather simple but filled with photos of all the work they've done on houses in the past. On top of that, they wanted to be able to change as much of the website as possible without having to go through me.
Web Based Business Database
My largest and probably favorite of all would probably be the web-based database I wrote for this business. I have the ability to print out invoices for any item, I can easily create new entries, edit existing records, delete existing records, and view statistics for all the entries that exist in the database (right now, the total is at about 850 entries). I also have 3 separate types of databases: one for regular appointments, one for purchases, and another for workshop entries (I use this database for ongoing projects that I am working on outside of appointments, for example, web design, and lengthy computer repair projects involving replacing some hardware components or some other time-consuming task). Recently I have updated my database to use MySQL, and have created a new database for clients to list their contact information complete with a vCard importer script.
I took the photo gallery mentioned in the section above and added some functionality to it. This includes the ability for admins to rotate photos already on the server, comments are displayed while browsing the gallery, and information is displayed about each photo while viewing them individually. Once the photos are uploaded, the server shows the status of the upload and compile process (creating thumbnails, extracting data (creation time, size, GPS coordinates (if available), etc...) to the user in an easy to read status log. There is an easy-to-use administrative back end to the gallery which is not visible to anonymous viewers.
Web HostingIf you are interested, I can host your website on my server for a charge of $80 per year (includes 2 email addresses). My server is a tried and true IBM rack server with two mirrored boot drives and a backup hard drive which updates every hour. In other words, theres no need to worry about losing any data (this includes website source, images, or emails).
Custom Email AddressesIf you have a website, you probably already know that you can make yourself an email address using your domain name (firstname.lastname@example.org). Godaddy and almost all registrars allow you to do this... for a price. If you want to be able to reliably send and receive mail, but host your website somewhere else, you can set the mail exchange DNS settings to point to my server. My server has spamassassin installed which automatically checks for rule updates each morning and filters out just about every spam message from the inboxes on my server. With standard hosting, 2 email accounts are included. This may be increased to as many as you would like for $10 per year per email address. Also, at the moment, all users have unlimited email storage space!
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