I made this site for my mother-in-law. She is basically a Jack (Jackie?)-of-all-trades. She works as an esthetician at a hotel spa in Florence, AL and now has a spot in her basement for at home esthetician services. This was my first project to go live and loved doing it. It was a great page to test my new knowledge on. I was able to make plenty of changes as I learned new techniques. It is still a work in progress, but it has come a long way since the beginning!
This project was pretty much to get practice so that I could actually start making sites for clients. I made a restaurant site for a local mom & pop cafe with hopes that if other local places like it, I could tailor it to each business.
I started this project as a class assignment when I was working on my Associates in Web Development. I have since updated it for a class for my Bachelor’s degree. One of my dogs is a Blue Heeler and he is so unique so I decided to make an informational site about them. I know there are a ton of dog sites out there, but I figured I could put a personal touch on this one. This project was somewhat of a challenge for me because I am so used to working with Bootstrap, but we were not allowed to use it for school. We also were not allowed to use add-ons like Font Awesome.
I was working on a site for the Rushmore chapter of A.B.A.T.E. The president of the state chapter was at the meeting where I presented the site. He was impressed so he brought the idea to the Board of Directors and they were also impressed! I got the call asking to make them a site as well.
I was asked by the Web Liasion for Rushmore A.B.A.T.E. to manage their website they already had in place. They knew it was a wreck so I agreed to update the site as needed with a possible complete overhaul in the future. Well, me being me, I did a complete overhaul just in case they decided to go that route. I figured if they said no, I would have the practice and I could keep it in my back pocket for other motorcycle organizations. Luckily, they loved it and went along with it! This was a fun project.
Dakota Travel was the first legitimate contact request from my personal website! I have received a lot of “This is what I want and I have an outrageously high budget, but I’m going to send you thousands more than your estimate so you can pay my project consultant. k? thanks!”. It was a relief to finally get an inquiry from a local business that I knew was the real deal.