After a 28 year stint in the U.S. Army, I finally figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up. I flirted with website design while in college during the early days of the internet. You know, back when there was no Google and AOL was still hanging-on while main-stream sites like Yahoo and Excite were the new craze! The very first site I built in the '90s was focused on another passion of mine, SouthEast Asian Martial Arts. Imagine my surprise when I later saw it listed in a book showcasing popular martial arts websites.
Fast-forward almost three decades and here I am returning to an interest of mine from long ago. Sure, I've tinkered with websites over the years, but I've spent a considerable amount of time since retiring learning new web technologies and sharpening my skills in front-end and back-end development along with DevOps best practices. My, oh, my, how things have changed!
This was an early project of mine built upon the Wordpress CMS. It was an online community site built around the Peepso social media plug-in.Visit Site
This project was completed for a client and built with a HTML/CSS/JS frontend and Python/Django backend with MySQL database. It also features an ecommerce solution with Square's Payments API for payment processing.Visit Site
A fun site that I built to track SpaceX launches. It is built with a Python/Django backend and HTML/CSS/JS frontend with Bootstrap. It features an API call for the next SpaceX launch and weather data from Mars courtesy of the Curiosity rover.Visit Site
This is a martial arts school website and online application providing marketing, student management, and tuition collection functionality via the Stripe API. Built with Bootstrap, Django, and a PostgreSQL database.Visit Site
Why Django? Well, it's a high-level web development framework that is built on the versatile and extremely popular Python programming language. It is known for assuring rapid development, pragmatic, maintainable, clean design, and secure websites. It's that simple. I'm focused on developing responsive-first web applications that are scalable and functional with a clean design and UI/UX.
My project workflow is characterized by two main phases - preparation and execution. During the preparation phase, we focus on making a detailed plan for the project execution and its scope. The actual work, testing and validation is done in the second phase. Our first goal is to fully understand your users and discover their wants and needs, frustration, and goals. Only then will we be able to design a consistent engagement strategy and user-centric design for your website.
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