2010 Year in Review

2010 Year in Review

2010 Year in Review

courierpostonline.com/2010

Completion:  2 days.

Launch:  December 2010

  • The purpose of this project is for the reader to vote for the top stories of 2010 in each category.  They given a list of headlines and should order them from most to least important.
  • The page was hosted on a LAMP server.  MySQL was used to store and query the headlines and update the rankings.
  • PHP was used for server-side page processing.
  • A jQuery library function was used to allow the user in ordering the headlines form.
  • HTML and CSS was used for presentation.

2010 Year in Review Voting Form

2010 Year in Review Voting Form

 

2010 Year in Review - jQuery

Prototyping Tool for Firefox

Pencil Project is a free Firefox plugin tool that helps web designers sketch a web page they’re planning to build.  When they’re done, they can export their creation into an image file, whether emailing to clients or beginning designing.

For me, this tool is nice because I don’t have to waste any paper or ink sketching and I can easily import into Photoshop or Fireworks and begin designing.

Pencil Project for Firefox, a free web page prototyping tool.

Pencil Project for Firefox, a free web page prototyping tool.

Varsity All-Stars, Front and Back-Ends

Varsity All-Stars

Varsity All-Stars, Front-End

courierpostonline.com/allstars

Total project turnaround time:  Two weeks.

Utilizing:  PHP for dynamic server-side processing, MySQL for data storage, and HTML, CSS and Photoshop for GUI design.

Purpose:  For readers to browse and view the best high school athletes in the area and for administrators to import them onto the database.

Varsity All-Stars, Back-End Data Entry Form

Varsity All-Stars, Back-End Data Entry Form

Varsity All-Stars, Athlete Image Upload Form

Varsity All-Stars, Athlete Image Upload Form

Varsity All-Stars, Back-End Home

Varsity All-Stars, Back-End Home

The Art of Wireframing

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Wireframing is nothing more than sketching what a web page or any computer or mobile app would like when a user is on it.  I’m currently designing a web page for my work.

Game of the Week, Version 2 (Co-Brand Template Example)

Game of the Week V.2, 2010
Game of the Week V.2, 2010

courierpostonline.com/varsitylive

Used table-less HTML, CSS and Photoshop for GUI design.  This second version design of this sponsored, co-branded website, is loosely inspired by the Comcast SportsNet GUI interface.  (See below.)

Black History Month

Black History Month, 2011
Black History Month, 2011

courierpostonline.com/blackhistory

Help Wanted

Help Wanted, 2011

Help Wanted, 2011

courierpostonline.com/helpwanted

Use: HTML, CSS, Photoshop

“Game of the Week” Branding…In Print!

My "Game of the Week" Branding Logo on a newspaper.

My "Game of the Week" Branding Logo on a newspaper page, 2/11/2011

I re-branded the Varsity Game of the Week page back in December, 2010 with a new logo and web page re-design with table-less HTML, CSS and Photoshop.  My logo ended up being in the February 11, 2011 issue of the Courier-Post Varsity section, page 4D.

Camden Computing Services Help Desk Intranet

Camden Computing Services Help Desk Intranet

Camden Computing Services Help Desk Intranet - 2004

Before my maturity in the PHP and HTML web languages, I designed and used a simple and intuitive intranet page for all student college computer help desk employees.  Utilized PHP, HTML, and JavaScript and CSS to hide or show left-rail menu texts.

Republican National Convention 2008

Republican National Convention, 2008 Section Front

Republican National Convention, 2008 Section Front

Used HTML, CSS, Saxotech Script (for headline display), and Photoshop for section titles.

The Obama Presidency

The Obama Presidency

The Obama Presidency - January 2009

All HTML, CSS and Photoshop.

Election 2008

Before I created the Election 2010 frontpage template, there was this back in 2008…

Election 2008 Frontpage Template

Election 2008 Frontpage Template

I used HTML, Photoshop for graphics, Saxotech script (a proprietary programming language used to display news articles), and JavaScript to run the vertical scroll (running under “Key New Jersey Results”).  See picture.

Rutgers Admission Postcards

A collection of postcards I published for Rutgers-Camden admissions, circa January 2006.  I took stock photos and manipulated them to add text or graphics.


2010 Election Results Update

Last night, I gave my election results theme a slight upgrade.  I gave the editors a way to update a candidates vote tally, as you see below.

2010 Election Results Front-Page Upgrade

2010 Election Results Front-Page Upgrade

The admin panel, where an editor could edit candidate’s info or delete a candidate, was programmed in PHP and all the data is stored on MySQL database.

Election results admin, where managers update their vote tallies.

2010 Voter Guide – Frontpage Edition

2010 South Jersey Voter Guide - Frontpage Edition

2010 South Jersey Voter Guide - Frontpage Edition

Completed: Under a two-hour turnaround inside a work day.

Took the election map elements from the original voter guide standalone page and embedded an iframe on the front page, while pulling latest election headlines and links.  All graphics were made either with Photoshop or Illustrator.

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