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This website was made for Hemet Pools, a full service pool cleaning type company in Hemet, CA. Like the Real Estate Concierge website, this site's original template was purchased elsewhere. The template was also very low quality, and required conversion to a standards based CSS/XHTML design. You will notice that the home page has a Flash animated menu, and this was painstakenly edited to meet the requirements of Hemet Pools. Flash programming and editing isn't exactly my specialty, but I pulled it off, and the site works well! The flash degrades well to alternate content, and the tracking statistics are showing that the site is attracting people who search for the keywords and phrases that were considered critical.
Kevin Ramsey of Ramsey's Auto Detailing is a great guy. He works harder than anyone I know, and has been really good to my family. Rich in spirit and kindness, Kevin goes the extra mile, making a living for himself while putting his heart into his work. I put this little website page together for him, free of charge, because I felt that I should pay him back a little for his generosity.
This website was designed and developed for Frank of Michelli Backgammon, but the site is no longer online, as Frank died in 2012. Frank had a website that functioned to sell his products, but it really needed a re-design. On top of that, Frank was being seriously overcharged for his hosting and domain. I worked closely with Frank to help him take control of his domain, and we changed his host to MDD Hosting. I then designed a template, and customized a shopping and checkout solution that met Frank's needs. This project took 21 days to complete, and Frank was so pleased in the end, he offered to recommend my services to anyone who may be considering my services!
This website was created by modifying an existing website template created by G. Wolfgang of www.1-2-3-4.info. This type of modification is something that I no longer do. I find it much more practical to start from scratch and design "my way".
The resulting site was fairly simple, but it is no longer live on the web. The technical highlight of this project was a secure area, created with custom PHP programming, which held semi-sensitive information about real estate in Chile.
I was restricted to a pretty tight budget for this website. Even still, LoanWise was very happy with the final result, and said that I could use them as a reference any time. Actually, I think you will find that all of my customers are happy with my service, and you may call any of them if you wish to verify that claim.
Based on the overall look of the Hemet Pools website, this website is just static HTML pages. LoanWise stated that their site traffic would not be coming from search engines, so there was not a huge emphasis on SEO. In the end, I just gave them exactly what they wanted.
This was kind of a cool project for me, because it was a variation of my emUnit template. Previously, this template series had never had the rounded corners on the menu bar. I liked it so much at the time that I changed my website's template! My website used a gradient image background for the menu, but even without an image background, I think the menu gives a really clean navigation control.
This website was a simple 1 page brochure type website to sell avocados online for Raedeker Farms in Fallbrook, CA. It was a pleasure for me to work with Carl on this site, but it is no longer online. We met twice, and even with the photo editing, I was able to finish his site in about 8 hours. Not bad considering the template was a custom 2 column layout. It's not easy designing a site that has no menu, but it came together nicely, and Carl got just what he wanted.
The original "Brian's Web Design" website was more of an experiment than anything else. While it featured a special CSS technique of floating text, the entire website was only a single page, and nothing great to speak of. It's hard to get started as a web designer when you have a limited portfolio, and I was doing the best I could. I'm sure glad those days are over
Byron Pirolo's "The Word For Asia" website was a brochure type website for his Christian ministry, but this site is no longer online. There really wasn't anything all that amazing about the website itself, but I'm honored to have donated my time to create a website for this ministry. Should you need help with your Christian website, I may at times be able to donate time or give discounts for larger projects.