Some of My Clients
I don't do a ton of freelance work. But I do some. I specialize in helping people fix their sites up. Which usually means, taking a site that wasn't designed very well, and redoing it, while keeping the look and behavior the same as it was. Or just keeping the content and using a completely new, more modern template.
An example would be a site that was entirely developed and exported from Photoshop, or something, and is just a big collection of HTML files, with no central modules. A site designed this way can be difficult, if not impossible, to manage or make edits. Not to mention that it's not flexible or scalable at all.
What I do is centralize the common elements like, header, footer, navigation, etc... Change the language to PHP (or ASP), and take advantage of the features the server side code allows. This also opens the opportunity to use MySQL database integration, which would not be possible otherwise.
Most recently, it has become extremely important to have a mobile friendly version of the entire site. This is actually the industry standard now. Design for mobile first, and think about desktops second. What this means today is that all sites must be as responsive as possible.
The term 'responsive' means that the site will automatically stretch and reorganize to fit the screen no matter what size, and also if the screen changes after the page is loaded. It responds. Today's modern designs all need to be mobile designed and responsive first.
There is much more to say about this, and some much better examples of the type of work I do on the site specific to web design and hosting. Last year I took the step to handle hosting services myself. For more information, please see affordablesharedhost.com, or follow the ad below.
Client site information:
Daily News PickSite is actually mine. It's running as an experiment using and AWS EC2 cloud server. Please read the About page to know more.
Lion's Den II Tattoo Studio
Ratiner Speech TherapyPulled out of Wordpress and retained functionality completely.
Innovative Pressure CleaningOriginally exported from PhotoShop as flat HTML. Rebuilt in PHP. Even the CSS was completely left out of this in the beginning. It's in much better shape now
D & W Glass and Home ImprovementHome improvement company local to the Hamilton, NJ area, specializing in glass and window replacement..
Totally Fake News HereDesigned from the onset as a completely data driven site. The owner is able to add and modify stories from custom control panel.
Cartlidges Quality Meats
LegacyeCommerce storefront and information pages.
Princeton ChiropracticOriginally built in flat HTML. Totally rebuilt in ASP. Then again in PHP. The owner now has control over the content, and is much happier with how easy it is to make updates.
Quick Stop Fire ProtectionInformational site. Rebuilt from original as a standard responsive site.
Lawton's Service CompanySite began with a fairly simple template, and has since evolved and expanded with some nice features.
The Trenton Farmers MarketThis was a site replacement. The original looked nothing like this. I designed and built the whole thing from scratch. This is the most customized site I've yet produced.
Holistic Life MasterThis is actually 2 sites. Joey is both a Holistic health practitioner and a professional musician. The original site was cleaned up and put on a new host. The musician section is brand new.
Elegant Hardwood Floors
Cranberry Hall FarmThis template has proved to be very versatile. Low weight, easy to repurpose.