Customer Training @ SunGard Public Sector

I took over the Training & Development websites for SunGard PS in 2007. I was tasked with redesigning the interface and managing the training system. This legacy application is written in ASP Classic and connects to a SQL Server 2008 database. The database was updated from SQL Server 2000 when I started on the project. I found several defects in the system that was purchased, and went about redesigning core components over the next several years.  This included  redesigning the Class … [Read more...]

South Florida Putting Greens

I took over this site several years ago. It was originally designed by another company, however, the site was taking a long time to load, and did not provide for an easy way for customers to contact the company. I initially redesigned the layout of the website, shaving off almost a megabyte of download per page by optimizing the navigation structure. This was done using CSS Sprites, and removing table based layouts. This produced a faster downloading site, that appeared quicker to the end … [Read more...]

Building Effective Landing Pages – An Example

Going live today are thousands of landing pages. You know those pages when you click on a link from an email that you receive, or a "sponsored list"/ad from a website or search engine. Many of these landing pages will be well done, but others will not. Today we will look at one example of a landing page that is going live today, to give you an idea of what to look for in a good landing page. This page loads fast! In fact, in our testing it displays under a half a second, and is finished … [Read more...]

Dayspring Community Church

I took over this site in 2005 and maintained the site through 2011 to improve the timeliness of the content. I added several features to make the administration easier, and capable by the church staff. These included: Adding an online gallery. Converting the layout to CSS to reduce download time, improve search engine ranking, and improve readability for those with visual impairments. Developing dynamic pages for each of the ministries so that church staff can make updates on their … [Read more...]