Project: Community Innovation Forum
This site was for an organazition that give reconignition to students who have developed projects that benifit the local community of Peterborough.
It was created by a team of three individuals. My contributions were the customizations of the Jquery slider, the content for the slider, the logo, and a fully featured cms system using php, jquery and ajax. In addition this was the first site I have ever collaborated on using version control.
In addition, this project had the most demanding client I have ever had. However, it was an amazing learning curve on dealing with clients, setting scope and developing for an individual that had high expectations.
The site can be found at communityinnovation.ca .
Project: Icemans Video Games
A local business approached me and asked if I could do a free site for them. I said challenge accepted! Iceman Video games is a small buy−and−sell store located on Kent Street in Lindsay. They are plenty more then just a video games store.
This as a project was another huge learning experince: I created my first cms from scratch using just php.I also learned a valuable lesson about backing up work during a project. Unfortantely just as the site was finished up the only copy of it was forever lost( hard drive failure).
Currently this site is being remade and I hope for it to be up very soon.
Project: 24 Hour Exam
This was my 3rd semesters exam that I absolutely loved. Why? The pressure. Every class member was given an extremely limited amount of content and 24 hours to create a web site based off that very content.
During this project I took a huge risk and did something I had never done: a jquery mosaic tile effect (think Pinterest) that really payed off and looked smooth.
This project was more my start into j-query and its possiblities to manipulate and format content. At the end of it all it left me investigating more techniques!
A live link can be currently found at http://plan9.flemingc.on.ca/~rmcfadde/exam/
Project: Old Portfolio
This is my old portfolio during college. There was many things I liked about it however, it just never totally felt like me.
The site was created based off a fixed website tutorial. Instead of following the guide I had found I strived to make everything mobile and user friendly. This was my first big step into responsive design as well as liquid css.
Project: Jewlery Store
This is a project from school where we had to make a shoping cart from scratch in php. While the styling and look was lacking, it made up for it with functionality. The site had product lines driven off of customizations of products. For example, you could have one ring, with many combinations: materials, stones, size, etc. After a few hours of entering possible product variations it became apparent I was way over my head with 5 days left to build the thing. Hence why it looks rushed.
The site featured full cart and checkout functionality including paypal and credit card payment options, as well as dynamic price updates using ajax based off option selection. Also, it included things like sticky forms, and auto validation on forms.