BandOfArtists.org: Promoting Awareness of Tourette Syndrome and Neurological Disorders

Band Of Artists Website: jQuery Animated Featured Photo

BandOfArtists.org: Tourettes Informational Colorbox Overlay

BandOfArtists.org Responsive Design: Tablet Friendly Layout
BandOfArtists.org Responsive Design: Mobile Friendly Layout

When first approached about the Band of Artists website in Autumn 2011, I was asked to provide design and content services from a mere verbal description of the organization’s vision. Band of Artists’ first formal production, Intersection, was still being conceptualized, and limited material was available to brand the organization. Organization founder Sutie Madison wanted a site that was clean and professional, yet “edgy” and reflective of their mission. After observing Intersection first hand in December, I knew just the “edge” to provide Band of Artists for their formal site launch in Spring 2012.  The homepage of the site symbolizes and acts as an analogy to the tics that a person with Tourette Syndrome experiences.

Enhancements & Accomplishments

  • Custom jQuery animation and motion effects on featured photo to symbolize the tics Tourettes patients exhibit.
  • Colorbox inline html content overlay responding to visitors who attempt to “stop the tics”.
  • Responsive Design utilizing custom Admired child theme- mobile phone, tablet, and desktop friendly
  • Customized WordPress post types and page templates
  • Custom contact forms to book speaking engagements and performances
  • Custom RSS News feed sharing headlines, press releases, and upcoming performances
  • Compilation of Tourette Syndrome information, resources, and definitions to help spread awareness and provide a one-stop site for people researching TS

Additional Accomplishments

  • End-User documentation for customized content management with WordPress, including step-by-step screenshots walking through the process of inserting I-frames to embed YouTube videos.
  • Education of basic intellectual property rights and regulations

Services rendered from: March 2012 – Present

Visit the Band of Artists website (www.bandofartists.org)

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EllynBarrDesigns.com: Helping an Interior Decorator Establish a Web Presence

Ellyn Barr Designs - Drupal7 Omega Responsive Design

EllynBarrDesigns.com Nivo Slideshow of Architectural Renderings, Plans, & Elevations

EllynBarrDesigns.com Omega Theme- Tablet/Narrow Layout
EllynBarrDesigns.com Omega Theme- Mobile Layout

Referred through a mutual acquaintance, independent interior kitchen and cabinet designer Ellyn Barr had a vision for her website but needed a customized and user-friendly Content Management System (CMS).  Having reviewed the client’s content and desired site functionality, I recommended utilizing the Drupal 7 platform with an Omega based responsive theme.  The CMS would provide the ability to customize content types to be used repeatedly or selectively across the site and the Omega child theme would allow for the same content to be rendered across desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones.  The color scheme reflects a piece of garment that inspired the DragonFly logo for the independent contractor- but was not a quick and easy matching process.  After an exhaustive one-on-one review and testing of colors, color gradients, fonts, and font styles, this customized site was finally ready for launch; deploying within 6 weeks from conception.

Enhancements & Accomplishments

  • Drupal 7 Responsive Design utilizing an Omega Custom Child Theme, allowing the site to be cross-browser and cross-device compatible
  • Custom content types and views, utilizing the Entity API, Views3, and Nivo Slideshow.
  • Alternate “delta” layouts for home page and secondary pages of site
  • Contextual Block Formatting and Page Layouts

Additional Accomplishments

  • End-User documentation for customized content management with Drupal 7, including step-by-step screenshots walking through the process of enabling context-sensitive blocks.
  • Search Engine Optimization of content, canonical urls, url aliases
  • Internet Explorer 6 compatibility, iOS and Android device compatibility
  • Optimized Mobile specific contexts/page layouts to avoid rendering/processing of hidden elements
  • .htaccess mobile device detection and redirection to mobile specific pages.

Services rendered from: January 2012 – March 2012

Visit the Ellyn Barr Designs website (www.ellynbarrdesigns.com)

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Creative Educational Options SEO Facelift

Creative Educational Options- Custom CSS Theme, Search Engine Optimized Content
Creative Educational Options Original Website- Static HTML with no H1 headings, meta tag attributes, or short quick-read content

Creative Educational Options Contact Form: Captcha Alternative Human Verification Form Tool- Ubokia's creative alternative to hard-to-read Captchas

In the Fall of 2011, the owner of Creative Educational Options was seeking someone to help take over managing her website- namely provide some occasional static HTML edits. However, after learning more about my background and experience, was very interested in providing a facelift to the site while incorporating some search engine optimization suggestions.

Enhancements & Accomplishments

  • Complete overhaul of table based static HTML web-pages to utilize cascading style sheets (CSS), php includes for common web-page elements, SEO friendly navigation.
  • Applied industry-specific search-engine friendly headings, titles, and distinct meta tags for each page of content.
  • Utilized captcha-alternative Ubokia’s prove-you’re-human process for contact form submission.

Additional Accomplishments & Services

  • Implemented XML sitemaps and microformatted business V-Card.
  • Search engine sitemap submission and analytics tracking using Google Analytics, Google’s Webmaster Tools, Bing Webmaster Tools, and Alexa.
  • Provide supplemental IT support- assisting a lifelong Windows/PC user transition to the world of Apple devices (MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone).

Services rendered from: October 2011 – Present

Visit the Creative Educational Options website (www.creative-ed-options.com)

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Books By Inklings v2- Drupal-based Site

Books By Inklings Drupal CMS Website Design & Launch

After having launched the initial brochure site in June 2011, our next phase of this project entailed a full CMS based launch. The store management wanted the ability to post announcements for special promotions and upcoming events, post pictures and follow-up commentary about past events, and host a forum for its bookclub to share ideas and converse.

Enhancements & Accomplishments

  • Complete migration of site to Drupal 6
  • Custom content type and CCK fields for notable quotes slider- management can add their own slideshow images and quotes without having to manipulate code!
  • Upcoming Events & Event Archive views and blocks
  • Book club blog forum for members to pose questions and answers, share deep thoughts and new insights
  • Customized theme with breadcrumb navigation
  • End-User documentation for content management with Drupal for this site

Additional Accomplishments

  • Mailchimp Newsletter and Subscription Integration with Mailchimp module
  • Automated sitemap updates and search engine submissions

Services rendered from: Summer 2011 – Present

Visit the Books By Inklings website (www.booksbyinklings.com)

Project Types CMS Platform Management, CMS Site Designs, Content Creation, Editing, Management, Content Editing, Copy-Editing, Editing for SEO, Macro Development and Process Automation, Technical Documentation, Web Site Design & Management | Features & Highlights , , , , , , , , , ,

A+ Test Prep & Tutoring News Blog v2.0

A+ Test Prep & Tutoring WordPress News Blog Redesign and Corporate Branding

In conjunction with the June 2011 relaunch of the main website, I was tasked with retheming the WordPress section of the site to maintain a similar corporate identity.

Enhancements & Accomplishments

  • Complete custom theming of WordPress site
  • Addition of Twitter feed widget
  • Incorporation of ShareThis feature on posts
  • Cross browser tested and non-javascript compatibile site
  • Embedded microformatted v-card for company

Additional Accomplishments

  • Search engine optimization suggestions including: additional pages and revisions to page contents, keywords, titles, heading tags
  • Add and maintain html links to both the ACT Question of the Day & SAT Question of the Day
  • Miscellaneous changes to content on website

Services rendered from: Spring 2007 – Present

Visit the A+ Test Prep & Tutoring news website (www.aplustutoring.com/news)

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A+ Test Prep & Tutoring Website v3.0

A+ Test Prep & Tutoring Website Management, Website Redesign, Search Engine Optimization & Marketing

The company president was looking to enhance the site, making it more search engine friendly, update cross-browser compatibility, and improve load time and performance. Utilizing tools such as PageSpeed and Firebug, as well as analyzing various Google Analytics and Bing Webmaster reports, we decided to proceed with a site-wide revision and its relaunch in June 2011.

Enhancements & Accomplishments

  • Complete redesign of site, utilizing cascading style sheets for layout elements (previously coded as a table) and centering content in browser
  • Optimizing javascript functionality for cross-browser compatibility
  • Replaced javascript rollover/expansion menus with cascading style sheet list formatted hover menus
  • Migrated customer testimonials to an XML format, easily maintained by office staff
  • Coded javascript procedures and functions to display all testimonials and randomly display geo-targeted testimonials
  • Implemented a tutor profile page for potential clients to learn about agency’s team of tutors
  • Generated content for and designed academic tutoring pages specific to common academic departments (english, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign language)

Additional Responsibilities

  • Search engine optimization suggestions including: additional pages and revisions to page contents, keywords, titles, heading tags
  • Add and maintain html links to resources and contacts
  • Miscellaneous changes to content on website

Services rendered from: Spring 2007 – Present

Visit the A+ Test Prep & Tutoring website (www.aplustutoring.com)

Project Types Content Editing, Copy-Editing, Editing for SEO, Creation, Writing, Authoring of Original Content, Miscellaneous Digital Artwork, Web Site Design & Management | Features & Highlights , , , , , ,

Plumbing Services & Repairs Website

Plumbing Services & Repairs Website Development- Design, Launch, and Maintenance

In the Spring of 2011, the King Dry network continued its expansion by formally adding plumbers to its network. The “PlumbingServicesAndRepairs.com” domain was launched to represent this new division of the company.

Project Highlights

  • Original CSS template and design
  • Custom banner graphic for the header
  • Rollover navigation menus
  • WordPress Multi-site (subdomain) configuration
  • Dynamic posts and titles
  • Recaptcha verification for contact forms
  • Customized service slideshow widget
  • Content creation and editing for service pages

Services rendered: April 2011

Visit the Plumbing Services & Repairs Website (www.plumbingservicesandrepairs.com)

Project Types CMS Platform Management, CMS Site Designs, Content Editing, Copy-Editing, Editing for SEO, Creation, Writing, Authoring of Original Content, Miscellaneous Digital Artwork, Web Site Design & Management | Features & Highlights , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Water Damage Basement Cleanup Website

Water Damage Basement Cleanup Website Development- Design, Launch, and Maintenance

In addition to relaunching the several existing King Dry domains, there were also registered domains that were still in need of content. The “WaterDamageBasementCleanup.com” domain was launched to represent the home water damage property restoration division of the company.

Project Highlights

  • Original CSS template and design to resemble a house
  • Photos represent common household causes of water damage, as well as their relative locations in a house
  • SEO titles, photo alt text, and headings
  • USA rollover map, CSS defined hotspots
  • Zip-code search integration with custom affiliate database

Services rendered: March 2011

Visit the Water Damage Basement Cleanup Website (www.waterdamagebasementcleanup.com)

Project Types Content Editing, Copy-Editing, Editing for SEO, Miscellaneous Digital Artwork, Web Site Design & Management | Features & Highlights , , , , , , , , ,