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Category: Web Design

How much does a website cost? A breakdown

I see and hear it all the time. "Why should I pay that much?" "A website shouldn't cost XXXX!" "I can just do it myself and save costs that way!" Today, I'd like to share with you just what it costs to build, host, and maintain a website. I'll focus on 2 approaches: The first […]

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Working With Database Front-End Generators: A Case Study

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 […]

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Is Web Design Art: Black is the absence of light

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 […]

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The Progress of

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 […]

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The Hannibal Brick Oven

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.

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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.

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Hannibal Regional Hospital 2006 Website

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.

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Pupolicious 2012 Website

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.

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Social Engine: Industry

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.

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