My wife and I operate The Water Cycle Project, a non-profit organization that uses Ohio bicycling events to raise money to drill wells for impoverished communities in rural India.
The website that I built for the organization allows users to register as members to sign up for long-distance bike rides and other events. Donors can also give money to the project directly on the website. The website also includes a blog.
Click the image to visit WaterCycleProject.org
The website was built in PHP. MySQL is used for member registration and other advanced functions. WordPress is integrated for the blog system, and PayPal Payments Standard is used to process credit card donations.
The Water Cycle Project is a 0-overhead organization. That means that 100% of donations go directly to well-drilling teams in India. The Water Cycle Project has no paid staff or other expenses, it is entirely volunteer driven.
Matt Will, of Matt’s Hog Spit BBQ Sauce, asked me to design a new website for his unique sauce.
He wanted a simple website with a cool design that he could fill in with information and additional pages later. He also wanted to be able to sell sauce directly off of the website, and he needed to stay within a tight budget.
Click the image to visit MattsHogSpitBBQ.com
Using a logo that he provided, I designed a custom website and built it in PHP. PayPal Payment Standard is used to process credit card payments.
Columbus-based chiropractor Josh Dorsey asked me to create a website for a posture-improving back brace that he had invented so that he could make sales online.
Dr. Dorsey provided a logo, and I built a website that would effectively market his product.
Click the image to visit PosturificBrace.com
PosturificBrace.com is custom designed and built in PHP. PayPal Payments Standard is used to process payments.
My wife, Melissa, is an outstanding wedding and portrait photographer.
Together, we created a marketing package, including logo, business cards and more, and built her a unique, functional website to promote her wedding packages and portraits.
In addition, we also built a custom photo shopping cart where she can easily upload a client’s photos and they can order prints directly from the website.
Click the image to visit MelissaPauquettePhotography.com
This website is optimized for search engines like Google and Bing.
The founder of WhoReferredYou.com approached me with a unique idea. He wanted to create a listing service where users could create an account, and then for a small fee post referral offers. (You know, refer a friend to DirectTV and get $100, etc.)
I worked with him to find a solution that would fit a reasonable budget that we established.
Click the image to visit WhoReferredYou.com
This website allows users to create an account and then list offers, and it automatically collects their payment and updates their account using PayPal Payments Standard. The entire website was custom built in PHP.
On a limited budget, functionality, cross-browser compatibility and search engine optimization were much higher priorities for this project than a complex design scheme.
Click here to visit ClintonvilleHistory.com
Shirley Hyatt is the author of Clintonville & Beechwold, published by Archadia Books.
She requested that I customize a WordPress theme for her so that she could post additional information on the subject that didn’t fit in the book, and sell her books directly from her own website.
Click the image to visit ClintonvilleHistory.com
WordPress was a great option for this website because it’s free, and it’s very easy to use. Updating your blog is as easy as typing a document into Microsoft Word and hitting “submit.”
Shirley has a very cool book that’s a great compliment to the Archadia collection. It’s also available at Barnes & Noble and other bookstores.