High traffic business site for Thailand-based real-estate agent Siam Real Estate. Working with an external graphic designer Vzions of Phuket, I implemented the underlying code, including HTML, CSS, client-side scripting, and server-side processing, including database interactions.
Many of the site’s features are visible from the public front-end, a brief sample of which are: various methods for searching the large database of sale and rental properties and rendering the results; a subsystem for viewing availability and booking holiday rental properties; a login-protected Owner’s area where each property owner can view statistics on page views, enquiries, and property visits; a system for Instant Matching Property Alerts by which a buyer/renter can be immediately alerted when a property matching his criteria becomes available; a pair of complete standalone sites for the company’s innovative referral program (one for individuals, one for agents) under which a third-party can earn commissions by referring buyers; property mapping/pinpointing.
Other site features are visible only in the admin back-end, a more complete discussion of which is prevented by obligations of client confidentiality.
Awarded the 2007 Thailand Property Award for Best Agent Website as well as the CNBC – Asia Pacific Property Award 2008 for Best Real Estate Agent Website.
Phuketwan is a Phuket news site for Big Island Media, a media company specializing in Thailand news and features.
Site features include back-end administration for articles, comments, and homepage content; search engine optimization; automated article selection based upon most-viewed and most-commented criteria, social media integration, as well as back-end performance optimizations to better handle during traffic spikes.
CRISP – Customers Reporting Internet Speeds in Phuket – is an internet speed tracking app run by Phuket resident, baker, author Woody Leonhard.
Site features user authentication, account management, data storage, search, result pagination. Uses Zend Framework and Doctrine 1 ORM. See my blog post on the CRISP launch.
Online version of the Phuket Post newspaper. Features a backend administration panel for managing article categories, articles, classifieds, and front-page content.
Directory index for Phuket businesses. The external site itself is designed and maintained internally by Phuket Directory staff. I designed the primary front-end infrastructure and have done a substantial amount of add-on and internal work for them, including:
- a custom click-log system that tracks out-clicks from Phuket Directory ad pages to customer external web sites; features a back-end interface for maintaining the links to be tracked and for reporting on individual links and high-volume referrals.
- a system for tracking contact-form use, including “hot lists” detailing high-use forms.
- an internal customer database system that allows sending merged email messages to selected sub-populations.
- an invoice generation system that creates on-the-fly PDF invoices.
- Google Maps integration.
Business/Corporate site for the Future 500 Alliance, a group of companies providing consulting services to medium/large companies that wish to improve the triple bottom line and create satisfied stakeholders.
The site features a content-management system (CMS) by which nearly all content on the site can be modified. Also features the ability for visitors to comment on posted articles and speeches.
The site for well-known Windows for Dummies author Woody Leonhard in which he assesses the current set of Microsoft Windows patches and makes recommendations based upon the critical nature and the stability of the patch.
I managed the migration from the pre-existing custom blog system to a more-established WordPress system, including SEO-considerations like maintaining PageRank and trapping/redirecting requests for the old addresses to their new addresses. Also, we tweaked the WordPress theme to reflect Woody’s specific needs, including implementing a custom admin interface by which he can easily set his MS-DEFCON Patch rating.
A holistic healing center in Phuket specializing in body cleansing and detoxification. The public website itself was designed and maintained by a different development team. I implemented an internal customer database system that includes the ability to send merged email messages to selected populations. More recently, they moved to InfusionSoft for their CRM needs, and I implemented several automated tasks that interact with the Infusionsoft API, the most significant of which is their Daily Reflection mailing to a collection of opt-in users stored on the Infusionsoft system.
Business association in Phuket. The public website itself was designed and maintained by Phuket Directory. I implemented an internal member database system that includes the ability to send merged email messages to selected populations.
More recently, we have added dynamic PDF invoice generation from a list of members, user login, and member-only features.
enVision-Phuket imports, distributes, and sells premium quality wine, spirits, and lifestyle accessories throughout Thailand and provides a complete range of consulting services, including staff training and wine list design for restaurants and hotels
The site is updated regularly to reflect new events calendar, new wine offerings, and news and accolades regarding featured products.
Business site for the Prospera Financial Freedom, a group of financial advisers licensed in Australia. Application is an integrated system by which advisers manage/maintain client personal/financial information, prepare detailed investment projections, and create dynamic PDF reports.
The work was done quite some time ago and has long since been taken over by a new team.
Personal site largely for family and self. Recently migrated to a WordPress blog.