These are my web design & programming projects.
Broadband Policy Summit
For six years I've designed and maintained the conference website for Pike & Fischer's Broadband Policy Summit. This most-recent iteration of the site is hand-coded and XHTML compliant.
- I've worked closely with conference organizers to post daily updates to the site and support marketing initiatives such as banners, print promotions, and e-mail newsletters.
- The grid layout was planned with extensive wireframing of the site in Photoshop.
Oddbook is a lightweight CMS for tracking books that one has read. I did not write the original (PHP) code for the software, but I salvaged and maintained the project when it had fallen into obscurity. Working from an incomplete copy on the only known server running the software, I've developed a user-friendly install script and made numerous other fixes to outdated and disorganized code.
- The CMS is written from scratch in PHP using the MySQL database engine.
- My principle contribution to Oddbook has been reverse-engineering the database schema the application runs on. Since the original code did not include an install script or documentation, I've provided those as well.
- The project had no home when I came to it so I've given it one on Google Code. Now the project is tracked by the Subversion version control system and proper documentation is in the works.
- I've given the project an original logo, using the open source vector graphics program Inkscape.
The Pipe is the broadband and new media blog of Pike & Fischer's Broadband Advisory Services. It runs on WordPress and uses a custom theme that I designed to mimic the look and feel of the Broadband Advisory Services site. The blog is served from a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) server running Ubuntu, which I have maintained since the blog launched.
- Incremental improvements have been made to the site with WordPress plugins, Google Analytics metrics, and additional server software to send e-mail updates.
- I've been responsible for making backups of the WordPress install and MySQL database since the site's launch.