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Sites I worked on as a freelance developer. Some of the sites I no longer maintain, others are no longer around.

Boo's Art
The personal website of my wife, Becky Miller, illustrator of Boudreaux the Bright Red Crawfish. Her site serves as a virtual showroom for her art, crafts and projects, and as a small way for her to keep family and friends up-to-date with life in general.
DiverseCity Kids
DiverseCity Kids is the children's ministry of my home church away from home, Hosanna Church. The site is running on a custom built CMS in PHP and is actively maintained by the church staff. The original site contained a less than attractive menu bar, but thanks to my wife, an interactive image driven menu is in place, adding to the overall appeal to the site.
Hosanna Church
2010 design, no longer maintained
Hosanna Church was my first client and my guinea pig when it came to creating websites. It served as my testing ground to learning various web technologies, most notably CSS, HTML and PHP, as I created features that the church desired, like an event calendar and photo galleries. Unfortunately, the site is not maintained and is outdated in its content and primarily serves as an informational website for visitors.
IAQ Services
2010 design, no longer maintained
IAQ Services came to me looking for a way to take their very unattractive website and give it the top notch professional quality look that they also present in their duct cleaning and mold remediation services. When showing them a mock up of the new site, the only words they could find is, "It's perfect!" I have also assisted IAQ Services in having more of a presence on the web with advertising through search engines.
Imagine Christmas
No longer maintained
Imagine Christmas was an event held by Hosanna Church for the community of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a week or two before Christmas. The first year brought in 12,000 people over a three day period, including one rainy day. It is a promotional site and originally did not have a need for additional pages. However, image galleries and testimonials were lated added to help further promote the event. Imagine Christmas is still held every year at Hosanna.
Broadmoor Baptist Church
2008 design, no longer maintained
A friend of mine contacted me about Broadmoor's imminent situation of wanting their new site up and wanting it up very soon. A requirement was to leave the back end of the website in tact since they were satisfied with how it worked for them. After updating roughly 100 pages, the new site was successfully ported in just over a week; this does not include the flash banner and on the home page since these items came later.
Buy From A Christian, LLC.
2008 design
Before I became a contractor for bfac, I was working pro bono, and my first major contribution was writing the front end code of this design from 2008. The developer before me was better at back end coding, so I was asked to see what I could do with the Photoshop mock up. A day later, said developer had a sizzling hot HTML file ready for deployment.
collectiveData
2009 design, no longer maintained
Thanks to a personal friend, I was contacted by collectiveData with the task of taking their existing site, and upgrading it to following the latest web standards (XHTML and more CSS dependencies) and PHP includes. One aspect that made the project straight forward was the lack of having to redesign their site, since they were satisfied with their existing layout. Initially the project seemed simple, but then I received the files from collectiveData that were already live on their websites, all 106 of them, each needing to be updated. collectiveData was so happy with the results that they have come back to me on multiple occasions to perform additional tasks for both their website and their upcoming web based system.
Arctic Air
Discontinued
Arctic Air contacted me with the need of a presence on the web. One of the crucial parts of making their website was that it carried Arctic Air's image of being a professional company. I was able to deliver this image in their web design as well as provide them with crucial resources in e-mail hosting and getting their name more onto the web. I am currently working on improving the site's status by getting it listed more on search engines as well as other websites with information on contractors.
C&J Heating and A/C
Discontinued
Charles Ray of C & J Heating and A/C came to me with the idea of wanting a website, and wanting it soon. Their business was continuing to grow and felt that they needed a website that served as an extension to their business card. In response to seeing their final product, Charles said: "We definitely got what we paid for."
Star Industrial Staffing
Discontinued
Star Industrial Staffing had a website that was created by a friend, but they were never able to really use it like they wanted, such as updating it with job listings or allowing people searching for work to submit their resumes. The site is running in CakePHP with CMS elements added to modify standard content pages, and was developed to meet their specific needs for job listings and resume submissions.
Women's Ministries Unlimited of Louisiana
Discontinued
WMULA.com was created to be a hub for all Women's Ministries leaders throughout the state of Louisiana. With a new state director in Sonya McLean, the necessity in communicating and sharing information and resources, and the lack of ease in doing this, prompted Mrs. McLean to have a website created to serve as a central location for all WM related activities. The site is no longer online.

Stayhealthy is a health solutions provider with medical-grade health monitoring devices that make taking control of people's health an affordable reality.

Stayhealthy, Inc.
I was given the task of implementing Stayhealthy's new design back in 2009 and since then, it has been moved to Kooboo and seen a major homepage revision. In Summer 2010, I started coding the HTML and CSS for a new design, but that project has been put on an indefinite hold as we have all been tied up expanding the dashboard, partner administration and kiosk.
Stayhealthy Dashboard
I started the initial coding for the Stayhealthy dashboard in early to mid 2009, but was not around when it was turned into an ASP.NET project full of panels that loaded via AJAX when the site loaded. Since returning and hiring another knowledgeable front end developer, vast improvements have been made to improve the site's performance. We have updated it use ASP.NET MVC 3, officially cut off support for IE6, and in the last year, have effectively tripled the number of features available. A few of us even learned a very good, and hard, lesson in cached AJAX requests. I started a personal project of rewriting the front end to be even more streamlined. The results were so promising that I started rewriting the kiosk's front end, which is now turned into an entire kiosk rewrite.
Stayhealthy Partner Administration
The Stayhealthy partner administration was created during my absence while I was working at BubbleUp, so I did not have a hand in its design. Since rejoining, I have been heavily involved in expanding the partner admin's features, helping deliver a more complete package of tools for wellness centers, clinics and other clients.
Stayhealthy Kiosk
The Stayhealthy kiosk is an all-in-one unit where you can asses your blood pressure, weight, body composition, pulse, temperature, eyesight, hearing and respiration. The touchscreen interfaces with a fully functional web site where these various tests can be performed. We are currently rewriting the kiosk from scratch, with all of the front end work being handled by yours truly. The great thing about this project is that we are making it to work on Chrome only, which opens up for full blown HTML5, CSS3, and webkit specific features.

bfac, LLC. (Buy From A Christian) is an e-commerce website that donates a tenth of their income to churches or non-profits. They also provide a number of other features, like business texting, unlimited free garage sale fundraisers, a free church directory and business directory. I am the company's Programming Director and periodically get to dig into some ColdFusion code.

bfac, LLC.
A drastic overhaul was performed in the Summer of 2010, and some 600+ files had to be updated to fit the new design. I was doing this pro bono at the time on top of my full time job, so the process took about four months to complete. One of the reasons it took so long was the creation of a new advertising system in ColdFusion that used geotargetting. Just when things were about to be wrapped up, we acquired bfac.com and the site needed to be re-branded. Hilarity ensued.
College Garage Sale
CollegeGarageSale.com was launched with an emphasis on marketing to college students that have stuff to sell, while also being able to support their school. While nearly identical in function to bfac.com, there is also a textbooks area where you can get prices on books you want to buy or sell.
TextingLeader.com
A subsidiary of bfac, texting leader provides a means of providing bfac's business texting services for companies that may hesitate to work directly with a faith-based organization. A bare bones PHP site that I built in a few hours once the mock up was finalized.
RepublicanText.com
Another subsidiary of bfac that caters specifically to Republican politicians. Built just like TextingLeader.com due to the site's limited nature.
DemocratText.com
Yet another subsidiary of bfac with a catering Democrat politicians. Built in the same manner as TextingLeader.com.
bfac Mobile Inspiration
Mobile Inspiration was started as a means to deliver daily Bible verses to people via text messages. When bfac partnered with them, both sides agreed that a new site was needed. After the graphic designer completed the design, I took the mockup and worked my front end magic. There are some things I would have done differently when putting it together, but it was a rush job, it worked and the decision makers were happy. Still, I am not totally satisfied with my work there.

Computrols is a New Orleans based corporation that designs, manufactures and services state-of-the-art building automation systems throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Computrols, Inc.
The VP of Operations at Computrols stated the need of a better website, something "techy", something that would be more than just a Computrols website, but would also serve as a resources for the area of building automation. A Compurols' graphic designer came up with the design for the site and I created a custom CMS in PHP for the structure of the site, allowing for Computrols Customer Service to manage the site's content whenever they needed to, all without needing any major training.
WorldSTAT
WorldSTAT.net, a product of Computrols, received a much needed upgrade, modeling the same design as Computrols.com, and built on the same in house CMS that I built in PHP. The upgrade provided a better organized site, a resource for visitors, and was built so that it could be easily updated by anyone within the company.
CBAS-Web
CBAS-Web is Computrols' premier web-enabled building automation product, allowing building automation via the Internet. I helped maintain and frequently update CBAS-Web periodically. A chunk of CBAS-Web work involved creating a bash script that would install all required programs on a Linux box running Ubuntu and exporting a copy of CBAS-Web from svn.

At the end of 2009, AssignByWeb officially went out of business. Because of this, I am unable to show the dozens of websites I was involved with on a daily basis, including the unsuccessful payroll system, PaymentsFirst, a project I was heavily involved with before leaving the company a second time.

AssignByWeb
Discontinued
AssignByWeb was where I had many breakthroughs and really had the chance to get my hands on some real web development action using ASP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript and Microsoft Access. When I rejoined the company in 2007, their newer websites, as well as PaymentsFirst, were running on PHP4 and MySQL.