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I've also placed links here to a variety of useful things online, which
people commonly ask me for or seem to need.
I've been very busy lately with new
websites, and have recently launched several attractive new sites. I happily
have had several opportunities to develop sites pertaining to the music
business and the visual arts - and the new sites include some in each
of those areas:
In the visual arts, I've engineered a
beautiful looking and technically advanced site, ImagineLtd,
to highlight and sell the artwork of painter, DeWitt Whistler Jayne (a
descendant of the famous Whistler). The site displays a wide variety of
Mr. Jayne's gorgeous artwork, with a multitude of photos on the pages,
linked via java scripting to eye-catching pop-up enlargements. The site
also features an easy to use and attractive navigation system with
custom scripted rollover links, which are intended to provide functional
links across a ubiquitous variety of browsers and platforms (Internet
Explorer, Netscape, PC, MAC, etc.)
The ecommerce site that I created for
catalog knitting, weaving and spinning supplies retailer, The
Web·sters, has been extraordinarily successful over the past year,
generating substantial numbers of online sales from around the world,
including many markets that were not previously accessible to the
company. Due to that success, The Web·sters now has decided to redirect
the emphasis of their business, trimming back from four mail order
catalogs a year to just one, while providing quarterly updates to their
catalog via their website instead, and also are expanding their
ecommerce business by doubling the
size of the already extensive online store on their website.
Among my music industry website creations is the Rogue
Valley Chorale site. It features a colorful theme and matching
Macromedia Flash animated navigation system, frames, a great Fireworks
sliced-and-diced (for quick loading) photo of the entire Chorale on the
home page, and a password-protected members-only area containing notes
to the members from the director, a membership directory with email
links and other content that assists the Chorale.
Yet another of the music business
websites I've created was for jazz stylist Laura
Taylor. Laura's site includes sample audio clips from her recordings
in both REAL streaming audio and non-streaming CD-quality MPG formats.
Her site also features secure online credit card ordering with a form that
I set up, using a combination of java script for handling calculations
and cgi script for form administration and data management. To preserve
the security of credit card data, Laura's orders are transmitted via a
secure server and saved to a password protected file which is accessed
via a secure server. (Note that the form does not send order info
via email, which would be a serious no-no, since emailing orders would
compromise the security of the credit card data).
Another music-related site I created which just keeps
on growing is the online shopping site for Christian record company, Sonrise
Music. This is one of numerous sites I have developed which include a
complete online shopping cart purchasing system. Though the look of this
site was entirely dictated by Sonrise management and is not exactly my
"cup of tea", the company reports that their online sales have
been brisk and are a boon to their somewhat esoteric recording business.
The site includes an option to enter via a Flash intro page featuring an
interesting animation, a pseudo audio-playing car radio, and functional
channel buttons. Recently added to the site was a new area dedicated to
the vintage Christian music radio program produced by Sonrise Music in
the 1970's, which presents two installments of the program online in
streaming Real audio.
Presbyterian Church site I created, with an easy-to-get-around java
scripted navigation system, continues to expand. The site now includes
REAL streaming audio of their weekly Sunday sermons, beginning February
2001. The music area has been
enhanced, including the Choir page which now contains a photo of the
entire choir with mouse rollover ID's of the members. There also are
several pages for the Handbell Choir including Handbell
playing online, through the use of Shockwave.
Another site I've
developed is that of Hempler's B.B.
Meat & Sausage Co. - a simple but attractive site that
introduces the company and its products, provides cooking instructions
and recipes, and informs visitors where their products can be purchased.
Also recently completed is a site
emphasizing an industrial engineering look and product line, for Mueller
Gages Company. This site presents the comprehensive catalog of gage
related products manufactured by Mueller Gages, with superior quality
photo displays, descriptions, and other aids for prospective customers
looking for such instruments.
Returning to music business websites,
site I created (working solo, in less than 24 hours), featuring a def Flash animation, plus audio clips
in both streaming REAL audio and CD quality MP3, has been getting
traffic and generating quite a following for Rap singer, Da-Roc. His
record label is currently negotiating to have me add streaming music video to
For another a music related website, Grammy winning tres guitar
player, Nelson González, who performs with Gloria Estefan,
Marc Anthony and other music superstars, recently sought and received
technical assistance from me in setting up his web site, nelsongonzalezonline.
My work for Nelson also included producing the audio samples (including
streaming Real Audio) of his recordings that are provided on his web site,
creating some interesting Flash animations, and
prepping some of the graphics used on his site.
Stay tuned, as I am currently busy
working on several more new sites, which will be announced here as they
are completed. Those now under construction include:
- a graphically interesting and
attractive site for Seattle's largest photocopying and reproduction
business, The Copy Company
- a graphically attractive site for
transportation industry advertising company, Colorgraphics, Inc.