Working With Database Front-End Generators: A Case Study

Will Leffert Case Studies, Web Design

This case study is an abstract of a PHP/MySQL project I worked on quite a while back in my history as a developer; Essentially, a management system that was built utilizing a database front-end generator needed substantial updates. I’d like to share my experiences with it, and caution anybody looking to utilize a front-end generator to think about the longer-term …

Is Web Design Art: Black is the absence of light

Will Leffert Web & The Internet, Web Design

Is web design art? I’ve had a passion for web design for many, many years. I’ve had some works gain more attention than others on various feature sites, as well as one design that got some kudos from Smashing Magazine years ago. Let me state the premise first: Web design IS art. The web is my preferred medium. I love …

The Progress of

Will Leffert Personal, Web Design

See the above image? That’s the first thing you’ll see when you land on The redesign is progressing about as fast as you’d expect, if you know me; I’ve got a full time job as a graphic and web designer, which means I typically don’t want to invest a lot of time in my own independent design work in …

The Hannibal Brick Oven

Will Leffert Web Design

The Hannibal Brick Oven is an Italian restaurant in Hannibal, Missouri.  The design features a unique aesthetic while maintaining a standard, functional content layout.  It integrates Twitter to feature the regular specials that are available to the restaurant, allowing the business to manage quick content updates on their own from any device. Relit

Will Leffert Web Design

The Relit design was featured in Smashing Magazine for its creative navigation and layout.  It was hand-coded in XHTML and CSS2, and was designed to be usable across all major browsers, including early versions.

Hannibal Regional Hospital 2006 Website

Will Leffert Web Design

Hannibal Regional Hospital’s 2006 website design features a strong attention to usability.  It was hand coded using HTML 4 and CSS2, and was designed to fail over perfectly for TTS  and visually-impaired visitors.

Pupolicious 2012 Website

Will Leffert Web Design

Pupolicious is a bake-at-home dog treat that features healthy ingredients, and no preservatives.  The website was coded using XHTML strict and CSS2, had a secondary mobile version, and rendered perfectly using all major browsers, including early versions of Internet Explorer (5+).  It was also TTS and text-mode browser friendly.

Social Engine: Industry

Will Leffert Web Design

This design was for my now defunct Social Engine music project.  Social Engine was an Industrial music project, featuring mostly instrumental works.  Instrumentation included string instruments, piano, synthesizers, and industrial style percussion.  Social Engine was running for about 10 years before it was shelved to work on other projects.