[ projects ]
Zucchini & Co. (Melissa Fasolino)
Drupal, CSS, XHTML
Zucchini & Co. is an update and redesign of www.mfasolino.com. Melissa wanted to combine her fine art portfolio, her crafting business (www.zucchiniandco.etsy.com), as well as start a blog. This site is an "in construction" production site. I will be adding some e-commerce integration using ubercart in the near future.
Melissa is a fantastic artist. I told her to layout the basics of the site on paper. I scanned the individual pieces and build a custom theme. Building this site taught me some tricks about the views module, as well as some nifty faux masking done with CSS and PNGs.
These are some recent project I have done. Some are not in my control anymore, and they have possibly changed from my original design, although my coding is more than likely still intact.
This is a site built for an office furniture sales and installation business. They sell used and recycled materials and are focusing their marketing on bringing eco-friendly solutions to companies.
Borough of Palmyra
Palmyra wanted a new look for their site, which, in my opinion, very much needed it. Municipality sites are not known for their beauty, so I took it upon myself to design something attractive, functional, and a bit different than most government sites. Palmyra wanted to bring visitors, to portray themselves as a fun town with tons of history. I happend to live there for 8 years, and it really is a great little town. Even though it's right over the river from North East Philly, there is a bird sancuary with acres of land and trails to walk through.
Anyway, they needed department heads to be able to update content, but not touch the rest of the site. Drupal was a perfect solution since it gives so many permission options. The theme was a completely custom design, and built on top of the Zen theme. The Zen theme is great, by the way, but I've recently been steering away from it. It actually has TOO much functionality for me! I prefer now to build my themes from scratch and only add what I need.
JDR Shoes is a large retail warehouse in the South Jersey area. They have over 5000 products, and needed an ecommerce solution with the ability to have mass amounts of rotating products, all being updated themselves. This site was designed by my good friend and partner Jason Ryan at 34one Design Studios, while I built the backend and functionality to the clients specifications. I chose to use the open source osCommerce application, not realizing how many modifications would be need to get the project finished. This is a heavily modded osCommerce site begining with a custom gallery with multiple photo support, refined search capabilities, as well as custom functions to support their many attribues.
This site was built while employed at Networks Plus. I have not supported this site since I left, so some parts may have changed, although the underlying code is still being used as well as the origninal design.
Small Stream Jazz
Small Stream Jazz was built for a local Jazz musican, Karl Jones. The goal of the site was to promote his working band, as well as to offer music lessons. I created the logo and designed the site based off of that. In the media section, the flash player was built from scratch. The video, as well as all photography in that section, was done by me.
This is another project that was done while employed at Networks Plus. Laudable is a food distrobution company serving many restaurants in the tri-state area. The goal was to build a business to business application for his customers to order through. There needed to be tiered pricing, as well as an easy way to input products, and change prices quickly. He has over 1000 products with prices of those products changing weekly, and different prices per customer.
I used CRE Loaded 6.3 B2B as the base for this application. I had to mod the app heavily because it was not up to the customers specs. I added the ability to change certain tiers by percentage (something CRE does not do inherintly), created a custom "favorites" page which is populated based on the customer's previous ordering history, added a shipping date entry on the checkout page so that his customers could specify when their order should be delivered, a quickbooks exporting tool, as well as various other modifications in the administration section.
This was probably my largest project to date, and it was a very successful one at that. This site is no longer maintained by me, so some things could have changed, although it is still running under my original code. This is a private site, so there is not much to see, which is why I am ommitting the link.
Ryan Peiffer Music
This was fairly early on in my days of CSS, and I wanted to chalenge myself to make it happen. I was excited at the prospect of hiding and showing things on rollover with CSS only, as well as making drop-down menus. It was a successfull site, but again, it will be getting a slight refresh soon. I will be attempting to port the site to Drupal, while still retaining what I can of the crazy CSS layout.
Please check out my partner's portfolio at 34One Design Studio for more projects.