The Nicholls State University website has been a project of continuous iteration and enhancements. The 2015 redesign project was no exception with a WordPress theme based on the Underscore(_s) starter theme using Sass to organize and simplify complex CSS techniques and customized PHP to create useful tools to communicate with visitors. Some of the custom applications include the homepage calendar feed that actually uses the Google Calendar API which allowed non-technical web editors to help update events using the calendar system they were already using as part of their daily duties.
This website was designed to be responsive based on screen size allowing the site to be useful with multiple devices. During this projects development around 60% of the visitors were using either phones or tablets when interacting with website.
This is another unconventional project. I alway follow the desires of my clients and I do try to get my clients to use solutions that will benefit them the most. In this case the client has a Brazilian based e-commerce website that needs multi-language and Brazilian based payment processing. They were very entrenched with using osCommerce as a solution and were not ready to explore other more conventional solutions. I am not a huge supporter of this solution, but like most PHP based solutions, it was not impossible to figure out.
This site was actually completed in 2008, but it was recently revised with some minor design revisions and upgrades. I’m displaying the most recent screenshots for this project.
The Bayou Country Children Museum is an interactive museum featuring displays and information related to the bayou region of south Louisiana. Initially the website is being used to communicate the progress and attract donations for the museum construction. The website design was initially completed by Eye Candy Creative, and they requested my skills to build the final site using an accessible content management system.
The Blackhorse Association is a non-profit organization made up of previous members of the 11th Calvary Regiment of the U.S. Army. The organization focuses on the scholarship, support, and commemoration of the duty it’s members and family have made as part of the 11th Calvary. This website is focused on communication with the members . related organizations, and the public. The Blackhorse Association uses this website to collect donations for operating expenses and scholarships that are offered to the families of fallen members of the 11th Calvary Regiment.
This website will never be finished for me, and it is annual contract with the Blackhorse Association. I hope to have a better revision soon because I feel the illustration and design were completed too quickly. The website uses WordPress for content management with a custom theme using the Funbox theme framework. The Blackhorse Association website uses a WordPress e-Commerce plugin to process and track donations to the scholarship and operating funds.
The Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce has gone through one revision since I started on the project in 2008.
This version of the website is similar to the original work, but the design was modified to allow the Thibodaux Chamber staff to make more modifications to the site. It is always interesting to see how clients modify websites to meet their current needs. Allowing these modifications can cause some disruptive design changes to the original ideas, but it gives clients the ability to use the site how they need to communicate. Besides, at a later date I can always use their ideas to make the design more effective while blending in the clients needs.
The Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce uses WordPress for content management with a custom theme using the Funbox theme framework. There a couple of WordPress plugins used for event & calendar management. This website also has a custom WordPress plugin for creating a membership directory from a flat file that is exported from the clients contact management application.
The SOLA Center for the Arts website was completed as a sub-contract project for Eye Candy Creative. The South Louisiana Center for the Arts is a non-profit community center focused on the visual and performing arts located in Houma, Louisiana.
Jeanie’s Monogramming was another project completed for Eye Candy Creative. This website was for a catalog site that would offer an e-commerce solution for ordering customized products. Eye Candy Creative created the initial designs and hired me to create the website and e-commerce system.
This website uses WordPress for content management with the WP e-Commerce WordPress plugin to handle order processing and online payments through PayPal. The website has a custom theme allowing different slight modifications based on simple WordPress custom fields.
This was a customized WordPress site used as a simple CMS brochure style website for the W. L. Gaiennie Company in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Unfortunately I do not have the full sized screenshots before this client redesigned this site.
I was hired at Xspedius by a former iAmerica supervisor and friend. Xspedius was a communication provider located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. I was originally hired to be the company webmaster but conflicts within the organization restricted my work to maintaining secondary sites and user interfaces for customer web applications. I did some decent development work for Xspedius, but I always regret that corporate politics kept me from doing more. I did not actually design the home page shown here, but I keep the screenshot to remind that should not allow the events at Xspedius to happen again for the sake of any future client or employer. All the other images are from websites or utilities that I created.