Web-Dev

(Active) CGC Inc. Geotechnical Consulting Engineers Homepage Thumbnail, Madison, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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CGC Inc.

Madison, WI

Geotechnical Engineering Consulting Services supporting multiple state-wide locations throughout the State of Wisconsin. A regionally specific employment credentials submittal application was developed to assist prospective employees seeking employment in the civil engineering profession. An years in service animated ceremonial ribbon was developed which loads, auto-increments and displays years in service and then disappears to avoid clutter in the page while navigating.

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Baby Grand Piano Bar

Wauwatosa, WI

Live Jazz Entertainment Nightclub with full-kitchen menu. This project developed and implemented a real-time RSS web feed for the live entertainment schedule originating from the website's event calendar. Development of promotional listings for the region's most accomplished jazz pianists and vocalists was offered.

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(Inactive) Baby Grand Piano Bar Homepage Thumbnail, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Project Inactive
(Active Adopted By Others) NORFED's Liberty Dollar Homepage Thumbnail, Evansville, Indiana.
Project Adopted

NORFED Inc.

Evansville, IL

The Liberty Dollar e-commerce website for NORFED (National Organization Repeal Federal Reserve) was a non-profit paper currency and silver bullion minting educational organization offering the American people a U.S.A. constitutionally sound alternative currency to the corrupt and unconstitutional Federal Reserve's inflationary fiat currency created and controlled by foreign powers wrested away from the control of America's U.S. Congress as the Constitution dictates.

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ITU AbsorbTech

New Berlin, WI

Industrial Towel and Uniform - AbsorbTech Intranet largest U.S.A. industrial laundry service with facilities and operations in Carrollton, TX; Detroit, MI; Elk Grove Village, IL; Greensburg, IN; Madison, WI; Neenah, WI; New Berlin, WI; Philadelphia, PA; Piedmont, SC; South Bend, IN; Titusville, PA and Wausau, WI. Designed, developed and implemented the company's first intranet. Used Visio to document and analyze business processes for corporate management. Installation of Microsoft Windows® NT4 Server, Microsoft® Internet Information Services 4 (IIS 4) Web Server, with FTP and NNTP protocols supporting nation-wide access via a secured VPN configuration I provided. An enterprise-wide contact management application was developed using ActiveX, Active Server Pages (ASP), JavaScript, and HTML programming languages.

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(Private Access Presumed Active) Industiral Towel & Uniform - AbsorbTech Homepage Thumbnail, Carrollton, TX; Detroit, MI; Elk Grove Village, IL; Greensburg, IN; Madison, WI; Neenah, WI; New Berlin, WI; Philadelphia, PA; Piedmont, SC; South Bend, IN; Titusville, PA; Wausau, WI.
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(Acquired Presumed Inactive) Auto Glass Specialists Homepage Thumbnail, Madison, Wisconsin.
Project Acquired

Auto Glass Specialists

Madison, WI

"We're The Guys In The Little Red Trucks" designed and developed for this respond-to-when-and-where-needed auto glass repair and replacement service organization. Acquired by Safelite AutoGlass®.

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(Acquired Presumed Inactive) Auto Glass Specialists Intranet Homepage Thumbnail, Madison, Wisconsin.
Project Acquired

Auto Glass Specialists

Madison, WI

Multi-State Enterprise Intranet reduced costs and improved staff awareness and access to ISO compliant quality assurance documentation. Converted 350+ Microsoft Word documents using HTML and Javascript for this respond-to-when-and-where-needed auto glass repair and replacement service organization. Acquired by Safelite AutoGlass®.

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(Acquired Presumed Inactive) Performance Achievement Group, Auto Glass Repair & Replacement Training Homepage Thumbnail, Madison, Wisconsin.
Project Acquired

Performance Achievement Group

Madison, WI

Auto Glass Specialists' subsidiary established itself as an industry-wide auto glass repair and replacement training organization. The website replicated the black and gold color scheme used on the company's fleet of service vehicles and marketed the award winning promotions and recruitment of employees for auto glass repair and replacement organizations throughout all of America. Acquired by Safelite AutoGlass®.

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Roddiscraft

Milwaukee, WI

Custom Wood Window and Door manufacturer's website. I didn't initially know how historic a man I was working for when William Roddis hired me to consult as his company's Architectural CAD Manager providing and operating microcomputing machines. I developed both metric and foot-inch contruction documentation, provided photography, writing and managed technical marketing documentation published in McGraw-Hill Sweet's General Building File aka "The Architect's Bible."

Autodesk's AutoCAD® was used to convert metric drawings to foot-inch units creating a library comprised of dozens of wood window and door details and multiple sets of shop drawings for architects specifying Roddiscraft products for luxury residential, historic renovation, and commercial projects.

On-site Construction Management of staff and building contractors was often required; the most memorable event being the Chicago Zoo Vistor's Center project when masonry contractors failed to read my shop drawings correctly and constructed all of the building's fenestration openings incorrectly.

Mr. Roddis and I were compelled to appear on-site to successfully oppose the general contractor's misinformed insistance that we take responsibility to pay for the reconstruction of the building's masonry fenestration openings by showing and proving to the general contractor the correct dimensions were in fact clearly indicated on my architectural shop drawings misread by the general contractor's masonry subcontractor. Wooha!

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(Inactive) Roddiscraft Custom Quality Wood Windows & Doors Homepage Thumbnail, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Project Inactive
(Adopted By Others) Ultimate Truck After Market Vehicle Accesories & Parts Homepage Thumbnail, Greenfield, Wisconsin.
Project Active

Ultimate Truck

Greenfield, WI

Ultimate Truck & Car Accessories after-market truck and auto parts (now modified by others) issued the explicit instruction "get us found on the WWW by search engines so we can motivate customers to visit one of our stores."

Utilizing my Search Engine Optimization (SEO) expertise this project remained listed by Google for nearly three years as the very first item following paid advertising at the top of the very first SERP (Search Engine Results Page.) The web server logs consistently showed the store locations and hours of operation pages were loaded more frequently than any other page on the site. Now that's what those really in the know call SEO success!

Despite success, this client acquiesced to the ridicule of golf buddies whom I was told criticized the website claiming it lacked 'pizazz.' The client did not take my advice to leave well enough alone as success spoke for itself and turned to others who converted the website into a dog-ugly collection of links.

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Precision Restoration

Milwaukee, WI

Masonry Contractor residential repair and restoration services. This brochureware website used imagery which was hand-drawn by myself with ink drafting pens and colored with magic markers and scanned. A unique technique I intend to use again some day.

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(Adopted By Others) Precision Restoration Masonry Contracting Homepage Thumbnail, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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(Inactive) Alarmtronics Vehicle Alarms & Audio Systems Products, Parts and Service Homepage Thumbnail, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Project Inactive

Alarmtronics

Milwaukee, WI

Vehicle Alarms & Audio System Sales & Service was actually the first website I was paid to develop --Back In The Day-- when the so-called civic leaders in Milwaukee were still denouncing the emergence of the Internet and the World Wide Web as a fad. Yes. Really. The business was sold and new proprietors took over with their own people.

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METROmilwaukee

Southeastern Wisconsin

Regional Community Portal was the first community portal in all of Southeastern Wisconsin registered and first launched August 1997.

METROmilwaukee failed to gain community and commercial support as a portal and as a business; attempts by politicians and private sector competitors voiced their resentment of my initiative to cleverly register a domain name using a term everybody in local media used when referring to our region. My efforts led to attempts to literally steal the domain name which was constantly subjected to hacking attacks which local law enforcement (at the time) claimed they could do nothing about.

For many, many, many decades Milwaukee has --never-- been known as a small business startup friendly city. Literally becoming a national laughing stock in national publications finally ~2010 startup support groups and business initiatives began to appear which is good for the younger folks now coming up.

An attempt to pivot the business and become a provider of the following software services also failed; thus not "knowing the right people", lack of funding and an apathetic population proves the early bird does not always get the worm; at least not in Milwaukee.

  • METROtweet "Kill Two Birds With One Stone" discontinued Twitter software service.
  • METROfeed(Inactive) XML text editor software service for publishing RSS Web Feeds.

The metromilwaukee.com domain is kept active and redirects to --this website-- just to frustrate every arrogant bastard in Milwaukee that tried to wrest it away.

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(Inactive) Baby Grand Piano Bar Homepage Thumbnail, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Project Inactive