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Sally Gura Portfolio


Languages
PHP MVC
Javascript
JQuery
Java
ActionScript
ColdFusion
XHTML, CSS, Bootstrap
SQL, MySQL
XML
Ajax
JSON
HTML 5
Git (beginner)
C# (beginner)
Applications
Visual Studio (C#)
Android SDK (Java)
Notepad++/BB Edit Lite/
Dreamweaver (PHP)
Git
WinMerge
Oracle SQL Workbench
Microsoft SQL Server
   Mgt Studio
Adobe Photoshop CS5/CC
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Premier Pro
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Flash
Font Awesome
Goldwave Audio
Specialties
Custom CMS
E-Commerce
API Integrations
Database Structures
Font Icon Creation
PDF User Manuals
Video Training
Graphics Creation
Admin Support
The wonderful thing about working in this field over the years has been the environment of constantly learning new things. It's quite addictive. I highly recommend it.
Most often asked by other coders:
Have you used Laravel, .NET, Git, GitHub etc? I use a PHP MVC framework for my hobby sites, which I had found on github a few years ago, and use it for freelancing. I have not yet used Laravel, CodeIgniter, or other more popular published frameworks. I have used git on my local machine, but it seems overkill for a one-gal team project. Having worked for companies that lacked the implementation of git, I have in the past resorted to using my own versioning notes, and it worked well. At one point, I kept version notes for 40 e-commerce shops, each one having unique customizations, and it worked very well. I can however see the value of git within a team.

Agile / Sprint / Scrum, Trello? I have used Agile as a Sr Developer with interns, but have not had the opportunity on a large team. I worked with a team of five coders once where the manager used Agile "accidentally" meaning the concepts of Agile came through naturally. This is because Agile is simply a really good idea, and a natural way of keeping progress going on multi member projects. Used well, it will make a team member feel cared for, engender responsibility, and build positive energy.
I love Trello and have used it for all projects since 2015. I have used it in different ways depending on the size of the project.
Rates?
Have freelanced on the cheap (for non-profits), and been an employee at everything from $15 to $35 an hour (coding) through the years and up to $50 an hour for design, depending on the amount of knowledge and skill the job required. Flat rate projects are possible when freelancing. Each job requires its own quote, obviously.
Currently Tinkering with..
Git, C#, Java
Recently: checked out wireframe apps. Balsamiq so far is my fav. See the corresponding web page's actual construction here, and you can see that once posted, some design tweaks were made. Typically have made full color site mockups in Photoshop, for have found in freelancing that the end user loves choosing a precise "look and feel" right off the bat. But wanted to see what has developed out there in the wireframe realm.
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Office Depot
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Office Depot
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A full CMS created for Office Depot to create Virtual Corporate Storefronts for major Office Depot corporate customers. A comprehensive Content Management System which could auto-generate a new storefront in a few minutes.
Donasity
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Donasity
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Donasity is a fundraising site similar to Gofundme although charging about half the transaction fee. They have 1.2 million Non-Profits listed in their database, and allow unique single or captain/team fundraising pages.
Healing Hearts Ministries International
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Healing Hearts Ministries International
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Over 3000 PHP files create this database driven site which has a three level membership system. Counselees work through on-line material, Counselors walk them through it via on-site messaging, and headquarters admins oversee all.
Moisture Intrusion Solutions
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Moisture Intrusion Solutions
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The Corporate site for Moisture Intrusion Solutions, a nationwide company providing comprehensive envelope consulting services including drawing reviews, on-site inspections, field testing, leak investigations, and much more.
Don Leslie, Actor
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Don Leslie, Actor
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Don is an award winning voice actor who lives in LA California. He needed a site to provide information about his voiceover talents, both in TV and audio books. His site was was created in Flash and Actionscript to create visceral execution of a theme.
S And S Custom
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S And S Custom
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A site for the two owners of S and S Custom, one owner showcasing his classic car interior business, and the other owner showing his home decor re-upholstery business. Both owners wanted the home page to split to their own specialties.
Vincent Martella, Actor
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Vincent Martella, Actor
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Vincent is a charming young actor who plays best friend "Greg" in "Everybody Hates Chris" and the cartoon character "Phineas" in "Phineas and Ferb" among other things. I was honored to create a new site for him.
Premier School Agendas
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Premier School Agendas
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A school agenda is a day planner that many schools now require for their student body. This company is one of the largest printers of school agendas in the country. I was hired into their Art & Customer Materials Department.
Florida Virtual School
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Florida Virtual School
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FLVS is a nationally-recognized leader in K-12 virtual education. Florida has the largest state virtual school in the nation and that school is FLVS. FLVS offers both full-time and part-time virtual options for Florida students.
Captain Tonys Pizza
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Captain Tonys Pizza
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A restaurant franchise site for truly great pizza. The locations of the franchises, the clean appearance of the site, some animation, the menu pdf, and ability to order on-line, define the scope of this web site project.
IPO Boutique
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IPO Boutique
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IPO Boutique is owned by well known financial advisor Scott Sweet. This site caters to investors looking for advice in which IPOs to invest. Scott is nationally recognized and has been a guest on pretty much every financial news program.
Mommatown.Com Hub
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Mommatown.Com Hub
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Mommatown is a site that allows one login action to gain access to a set of sites geared toward educational games, activities, and contests. You log in to one site, and are automatically logged in to all sites, all on separate domains.
WeSchool.Org
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WeSchool.Org
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WeSchool allows families the opportunity to buy and sell books, crafts and so on, on a fully moderated kid-friendly platform. It gives parents the control to limit their children's access and oversee all family site activity.
Dig Diner & TheDigU
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Dig Diner & TheDigU
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Dig Diner and TheDigU are sister sites newly created to provide ancient earth and animal information both to adults and geared to kids. These sites share a database so that one article entry can provide content to both sites.
Other Contract Jobs over the years
seabreezeislandgrill.com, a custom restaurant site in Tampa Fl.
iwmonline.com, real estate platform provider for real estate agents, owned by Aswin Suri
hotcubatravel.com, video producer Paul Prewitt puts together tours of Cuba, created in the CMs system of his choice.
deepsouthdivers.com, a custom site for a diving company.
glimpsesofheavenbook.com, author site for book “Glimpses of Heaven” written by a hospice nurse concerning her experiences with the dying.
1001questionstoask.com, author site for her book “1001 Questions to ask before you get married.”
calvarynw.com, a small church web site.
claudestuart.com, a successful standup comedian web site store creation.
legalnursing.com, created for an on-demand travel nurse, who wanted to help other nurses to do the same.
sitebeseen.com, a business indexing site offering coupons.
sanlorenzodesign.com, a recycled leather products site.
Feedback
Sally darling you rock !! You really are that good ! Very cool site idea and execution! I am so excited I don't know where to start to load it up. So much potential.. Can't believe the job you did with pictures !! Big Thanks to You !! Paul Prewitt, Videographer, Photographer www.hotcubatravel.com
I've dealt with my share of programmers over the last 10 years and you are far and away the most talented and easy to work with... I know I am biased, but I love the site. Dave Goodwin www.sitebeseen.com
As we say over it the site looks the "bollocks" ...brilliant , fantastic. Owner/Researcher, IPO Global Research on its launch Oct 20 2011 (name withheld for privacy)
When I hired you from the multi hundred resumes I got---it was down to you and a guy from Manilla, Suffice to say---I made the right choice! You do very good work in a thoughtful manner! Excellent job! Scott Sweet - owner IPO Boutique
It has been such a great experience working with you... You are so observant and a quick learner, I wish we could clone you! Please feel free to use me as a future reference and I wish you continued success in the future. Robyn, Florida Virtual School
Thank you SO much for all of your hard work on the migration project. You were such a contribution and it has been a true pleasure! I don't know how we would have managed without you!Melody Florida Virtual School
You ar a superstar! Just wanted to say that you rock! You are so thorough, ask insightful questions, and really care about doing a great job! You are fabulous at what you do and I am so honored to be working with you! I had to share with you today :) Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Nancy Florida Virtual School
You have a happy customer; an extremely happy customer! Done Leslie
Sally, it looks fantastic! I will get payment off to you immediately. Would you prefer I mail a check? ... just let me know. Thanks again!!! Ingrid - Ingrid's Essentials www.ingridsessentials.com
Thanks Sally ~ all the new 'stuff' is wonderful and we are ever so thankful!! love ya, Judy Hansen, Head of Counselor Training
*Laughing* My nickname for ya is catching on and I didn't even tell anyone! GO SUPER SALLY!!! Lue Feathers, International E-Ministry Coordinator
You amaze me, I email you and you are right there! Annamaria C., Counselor
Overall I think it looks very nice, you certainly possess a great talent. Chuck www.security--products.com
You have done an outstanding job Sally. You are very talented. Sincerely, Eric www.Create-The-Best.com
I can't tell you how happy I am with your work! Thank you so much! Sincerely, Stacie Chappell www.staciechappell.com
(after two weeks of social media management) ..To date I have 19 new clients and 22 consultations and inquiries... I'm sending you somewhere sunny some day.. Thank you soo much! J Carr, Loc'd Up Salon
Android Apps

I'm tinkering with two apps, they are not released to public yet.
Mom Words Jungle: Android Word Game
Wolf Kutaa: Android Choose Your Own Reading Adventure
My Tinkering Sites




Personally, who am I? Well, I love to laugh, so I typically try to make other people laugh, considerately. I love to smack a racquetball, typically by myself because I play too hard for others to enjoy. I love animals, though I don't own any at present, and I love kids and have volunteered to help kids many times. I volunteer my coding and art skills whenever I can, and I stay out of the sun in the summer because I am originally from the Northwest, and sheesh Florida, you have Mercury-level sun here. I like to write fiction, as well, just for kicks.

I simply have the earnest drive to create, so I create a lot in my spare time. Coding is my medium of choice. - Sally Gura