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DFS West Safety Signs

In Joomla, Websites by henry

We developed this site around 2011, for a pair of local entrepreneurs who came up with an innovative work-site signage solution for mines and other industrial operations. The ecommerce component was enhanced with custom javascript that allows customers to type signage text, and see how the words would look when printed on the company’s custom signs. Unfortunately, the idea did not really take off, and so the site has not been migrated from its original Joomla 1.5 platform. In order to keep it running, we moved the site to its own virtual server running an older version of Linux.

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Northern Nevada Gold

In Joomla, Websites by henry

We built the first version of this site in 2004, using a custom e-commerce platform I wrote from scratch in MySQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, and Javascript. It served ably for six years, allowing an avid metal detecting enthusiast with limited computer experience to sell many thousands of dollars worth of gold nuggets and other mineral specimens found mostly at abandoned, historic mine sites around Northern Nevada. In 2009, I ported the site to Joomla 1.5, after discovering the excellent Hikashop component, which had just achieved its first stable release. A decade later — and several hundred thousand dollars worth of transactions later — the site is still going strong. It has migrated through several templates and Joomla releases, and currently runs on Joomla 3.8, along with the latest release of Hikashop, which has become a leading e-commerce solution for Joomla.

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Teddy Swecker

In Custom, Websites by henry

I built this portfolio site for a local artist in 2009, using GalleryScript, a javascript library popular at the time. It features a 3D rotating moon logo created with the GiMP, and animated by custom javascript, and style elements borrowed from one of Teddy’s books for children. Several pages feature playful javascript animations written from scratch. It features photographs of Teddy’s paintings taken at local gallery shows, and has a very simple PayPal shopping cart system for those wishing to buy Teddy’s books or paintings.