Portfolio - Highlighted examples of my work
Presented here in my portfolio are some highlighted examples of previously constructed and ongoing websites to give you an example of my work. Simply click on an example below to view screen captures and links to each website.
Presented below are a selection of screen captures from our clients's website at SarahJaneRedmond.com.
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Client: Canadian actress Sarah-Jane Redmond
Complete - Ongoing administration providing updates and news articles.
Client since 2004, constructed original website and replacement during 2008/9.
To construct a suitable website for Vancouver, Canada based actress Sarah-Jane Redmond who wished to have an online presence, resume and place of contact for professional contacts and also plenty of information on her career and roles for her fans. The website was to be managed by a third party who had no web design experience and therefore we used SSI news output from the message board forum to display news on the website. Updating the news is as simple as posting a message in the forum using WYSIWYG functionality.
Sarah-Jane left the design and content to myself but explained she did not want an over the top, glitzy website, full of flashbang effects. Therefore I created a CSS-based cool, fun but highly professional appearance which matches the client's character. Sarah-Jane wanted a guest book, articles, interactive gallery and message board forums in which she could answer questions from site visitors. She also requested a splash page with a fast loading slideshow of publicity images leading into the main news content and site itself.
After completion, Sarah-Jane was delighted with the website and asked me to manage and administrate her website which has been a pleasure to do so. I update the website with news, photos, video clips and articles on a regular basis. A latest news RSS feed was also added.
In 2008, a new and table-less XHTML/PHP website was created to increase accessibility and add additional features (see screen shots opposite). All of the existing video's on Sarah-Jane's original site were converted to Flash video (like Youtube video), lots of new new video content was added, additional RSS feeds and an online store were added for Sarah's fans to order from a range of signed photographs. The existing news articles were moved to a MySQL database where they can be exported to populate RSS feeds. A second database table is used to store Sarah-Jane's film and TV roles, and is used to populate an RSS feed to that fans can keep up to date were her roles.
The feminine, sleek and professional appearence with purple and lilac colors was very popular with the previous site's visitors, and so were re-used and brightened up on the new website.
Client comments and feedback:
"I am thrilled. I thank you for your enthusiasm and knowledge..."
"Life is so strange and exciting, and full of infinite possibilities, and wonderful wonderful people, and your creativity and generosity is a part of that in my world. Thank you."
"I cannot tell you how much I value all your work, and our professional working relationship!"
"I know I have said it before, but even more so recently I have had so many people in the business contact me through the web. I am so appreciative of the efforts you put into it, your constant professionalism, and time. It has contributed enormously to my career, and I am so grateful for your work."
- MySQL Database
- Adobe Flash Video