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MD Pool & Spa had previously used another web designer to create their website, and it looked like an amateur job at best. There was no way that it reflected positively on the company, and if anything it made them look bad. The owner wanted his potential customers to see exactly who they were dealing with, and I think we did just that.
The new website is built on a content management system, allowing for easy content changes, the addition of galleries, and a whole lot more.
TLC's website is pretty cool under the hood. First off, the website is a dual app, routing some requests to my proprietary framework, and everything else to a WordPress installation. The framework, "Brain", handles custom API type access for raw data from the MLS, and then WordPress serves as an excellent content management system for most everything else. WordPress is great for the client, because they want to be able to manage some of their own content, but Brain excels for custom programming and keeping code super clean.
Zeba Medical Supply took advantage of the June 2010 e-commerce website discount, and had me design and develop this website for them. Their customers can now build and manage quotes on the website. Set up with an initial 400+ products, the site was completed in about 10 days.
I made this website for Tony Lavall back in 2011. In April of 2018 we redesigned the website, but I wanted to keep this picture around. Times have changed, and the way websites are designed and developed has changed a lot since 2011.
Achieve SAT Test Prep asked me to make them a simple brochure type website with a calendar, and I did that, but I spent a little extra time integrating a content management system so they would be able to handle any simple changes to text on their own. The website ended up being a hybrid application, using CodeIgniter for database queries and output, and using Wordpress for the content management adminstration.
This website was developed and designed for Rick Stier, who is a Christian pianist here in Temecula, CA. Working on this site with Rick has shown a perfect example of how having a close designer/customer relationship is essential. Rick had ideas about how he wanted his website to look, and it was only through many emails, phone calls, and personal meetings with Rick that I was able to come up with a website that Rick loved. While Rick had initially requested that I use an existing template, we ended up needing a totally custom template. Rick had full control to tell me exactly what he wanted for his site, and I continue to update his website as needed. Not only was this project a pleasure to work on, but Rick played his gorgeous Steinway piano for me. I will tell you, if you love great piano music, you really should purchase his CD! Rick's piano playing is amazing!
One page website design can be a bit of a challenge, but with the right images and template structure, a simple one page small business website can still look good and achieve its goal. This website was made by using stock images from iStockphoto.com, and the photos only costed about $19.00! Total cost of setting up this simple one page website was roughly $200.00, and that included the images, domain registration, and hosting for one year.
Valley Wide Power Equipment is on the other side of the alley from my business location. They sell, service, and get parts for quite a number of brands of power equipment, and it was really easy to find images of the equipment and logos on the manufacturer's websites. Not a big job, but the site uses Wordpress as a content management system, making updates easy for this client.
I have to chuckle now that it's all over. I'm a designer (among other things), working for a designer! I think the most interesting thing about this project was that fact, and that while both designers, we do such different work. Cynthia of Rancho Interior Design has awesome talent, and I'm flattered that she allowed me to design her site.