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Steven Scott Builders Website

February 12th, 2009 Comments off

This website is for a New Home Builder in the Austin, TX area. This client is growing is size and felt the need to expand online in order to reach a larger audience. On this site I am doing the graphic design, CMS template integration, and custom PHP coding for the photo gallery. I am also adding custom elements for SEO purposes.

You can visit this site at stevenscottbuilders.com.

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Goof Board Website

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The Goof Board website is an ecommerce website for a new surfing product. I had worked previously with this same client on their bestgasket.com website so they wanted to me to work on this new endeavor.

Graphics and video were done by the client’s outside sources. I managed a group of developers that setup of the integrated shopping cart system. I am also in the process of a separate project for link building and to optimize the site for search engines.

The website can be viewed at goofboard.com

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Coremetrics Online Analytics

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I was hired to work for Coremetrics to manage their demo system for their Software as a Service (SaaS) Online Web Analytics reporting suite. During my time there I designed a Portable Demo System that utilized a self contained Apache/PHP/MySQL server that could be distributed via a zip file. After unzipping the file a user simply double clicked an .exe file to start the server, no installation or configuration was needed on the user’s computer.

This Portable Demo system contained a completely dynamic copy of the Online Anayltics Application and provided ~90% of the functionality of the real product. The Portable Demo system allowed the user to change the data stories within the demo via Excel in order to better demonstrate the power of individual features and the overall product. The system was designed to accommodate multiple data sets for different industries along with support for Localization and Internationalization.

While I initially was the only designer/developer of this project I grew to become the project lead as a team of 5 developers was developed to complete the initial 1.0 release. The project spanned 2 of the 3 years that I worked for Coremetrics and proved to be an invaluable sales tool for the company.

The demo project that worked on was an internal project and is not available to the general public for viewing. The Coremetrics website can be viewed at coremetrics.com.

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Beach House Theme

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The Beach House WordPress Theme is a custom theme with a cool and relaxing beach feel to it. The theme was originally designed to advertise a summer condo rental in sunny Southern California and was later released for free to the WordPress community. Since its release back in June 2006 it has been downloaded thousands of times and used on thousands of WordPress blogs.

The Beach House Theme has its own preview site at: http://beach-house.idano.net/

Due to its popularity and back linking the Beach House Theme has had good search engine results for the terms “Beach House” and especially “Beach House Theme”. The ranking for “Beach House” has been as high as #5 on Google before. It held the #1 spot for “Beach House Theme” for several years but was recently unseated to #2 on Google.

The Beach House theme is still currently update to accommodate the latest versions of WordPress and is available on the WordPress Theme Directory.

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Taisei Construction

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For Taisei Construction I built their website from the ground up. It utilized my custom CMS with a news release module that I designed and built. I also did the overall layout and design of the website.

This project was completed in 2005 and has been redesigned by another firm since.

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Clipper Transportation

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The Clipper Transportation website was a redesign project that I was assigned when working for AT&T’s small business website division. The client was unsatisfied with the initial design by our team and I was assigned the task of gathering the requirements in order to fit the client’s needs. The client wanted their company viewed as a fun and lively transportation company to travel with.

I suggested a cartoonish style and the client agreed to try it out. After providing my initial mockup the client was very pleased and gave the thumbs up to change the site to my design. The site has used this design for the last 3 years.

The Clipper Transportation website can be viewed at clippertransportation.com

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Deleo Clay Tile

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I designed the Deleo Clay Tile website from the ground up including the website layout, CMS integration, and customizations along the years. The owners of this company like this website so much that they have only done minor alterations to it since it’s original design in 2002.

The Deleo Clay Tile website can be viewed at deleoclaytile.com.

Inflatable Wonderland

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For the Inflatable Wonderland website I setup WordPress as a CMS, created a templated out of the provided site layout, and designed a flash photo gallery.

The Inflatable Wonderland website can be viewed at inflatablewonderland.com

Learning Tree Farms

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Learning Tree Farms was built using my custom CMS in .ASP. I also added a custom photo gallery module to it as well.

The Learning Tree Farms website can be viewed at learningtreefarms.com.

Learning Tree

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I worked for Learning Tree in a full time capacity. During my time there I did content updates to the website using a customer-build database system that took content from the printed catalog and turned it into copy for the web. I also did graphic updates using Photoshop and Flash. I also worked on a project to convert the website from a table-based design to a CSS based design for server load and SEO purposes.

The Learning Tree website can be visited at learningtree.com