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Languages
PHP MVC
Javascript
JQuery
ColdFusion
SQL / MySQL
Ajax
JSON
XML
CSS
Bootstrap
   & Foundation
HTML / HTML 5 / XHTML
ActionScript
SOAP & REST
Stored Procedures
Smarty & Twig
Custom WordPress PHP
Klipfolio coding
Java (beginner)
Git (beginner)
C# (beginner)
Applications
Google Analytics
Visual Studio (C#)
Android SDK (Java)
Notepad++
BB Edit Lite
Dreamweaver (PHP)
Git
WinMerge
Oracle MySQL 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
Systems etc.
LAMP
   (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
"WISC"
   (Windows, IIS, SQL, CFML)
Scrum/Sprint/Agile
Jira/Trello
Slack
Custom E-Commerce
Database Structures SQL/MySQL
Custom Icon Fonts
WordPress / Joomla
API Integration Stripe/Paypal
HubSpot / InfusionSoft
Klipfolio
Amazon Cloud / VPS
Shared Hosting Servers
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.
Employment?
I am working a full time permanent position and am not available for freelance work at this time. Please do not contact me for new positions.
Currently Tinkering with..
Java! After looking into Client Side React and Angular, I realized that I don't really need them. Overkill for my purposes, and why make a page take more time to load when the set of technologies used now is keeping everything neat, organized, and loading quickly? No gain with the change? Then no change to the frame.

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2016, 2017, 2018 - PHP / MySQL / HTML / CSS / 3 tier membership system
Moisture Intrusion Solutions
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2016, 2017, 2018 - PHP / MySQL / HTML / CSS / 3 tier membership system
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.

2010, 2017 - PHP / HTML / CSS / youtube embedded videos / WordPress Conversion 2017
Vincent Martella, Actor
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2010, 2017 - PHP / HTML / CSS / youtube embedded videos / WordPress Conversion 2017
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.

end 2016 - PHP / MySQL / HTML / CSS / 3 tier membership system
Donasity
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end 2016 - PHP / MySQL / HTML / CSS / 3 tier membership system
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.

end 2014 - ColdFusion / SQL / HTML / CSS / 4 tier membership system
Office Depot
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end 2014 - ColdFusion / SQL / HTML / CSS / 4 tier membership system
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.

2010, 2017 - PHP / HTML / CSS / WordPress Conversion 2017
Captain Tonys Pizza
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2010, 2017 - PHP / HTML / CSS / WordPress Conversion 2017
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.

end 2010 - full Flash animation site
Don Leslie, Actor
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end 2010 - full Flash animation site
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.

end 2011 - system migration
Florida Virtual School
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end 2011 - system migration
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.

end 2011 - PHP / MySQL / HTML / CSS / custom admin login
IPO Boutique
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end 2011 - PHP / MySQL / HTML / CSS / custom admin login
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.

end 2010 - PHP / MySQL / HTML / CSS / custom admin login
S And S Custom
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end 2010 - PHP / MySQL / HTML / CSS / custom admin login
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.

end 2005 - PHP / HTML / CSS / 2 tier training and testing system
Premier School Agendas
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end 2005 - PHP / HTML / CSS / 2 tier training and testing system
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.

end 2005 - PHP / MySQL / HTML / CSS / Flash / video / e-commerce / custom 4 tier membership system
Healing Hearts Ministries International
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end 2005 - PHP / MySQL / HTML / CSS / Flash / video / e-commerce / custom 4 tier membership system
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.
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/shop/, 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. I used a template to get a quick site up for her.
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



What about SEO?

SEO is a very global term. To different people it means very different things. For example, I can create a fully custom website that is completely "SEO Optimized" and then I'm done. Next, your marketing firm will take all of your business's best key words, figure out what key words are being used by your competitors, and advise you to hire them ongoing to create content, whether that content is on Facebook, on a blog, or some other option, and use those key words to "SEO Market" your site. At this point, your developer could be out of the loop, and your marketing and sales team is kicked into gear to manage all of this SEO marketing work.

If you are looking for a developer to do both "SEO Optimization" and "SEO Marketing", you have to consider their strengths. Does the developer want to segue from a strictly code development career into content marketing? Many years ago, I had been in a position of being a developer for an ongoing client who simply ran out of development work and so my boss converted me to SEO Marketing full time. After a year I realized that I had completely changed my career path and I wasn't happy with my new career. I converted my little self right back to coding and allowed him to hire someone else to do his SEO Marketing because it was best for both of us. That meant losing my job, but it was worth it. I love coding, it is my passion. SEO Marketing is fine, I do many varied tasks inside a week, but SEO Marketing 40 hours a week for a year? Not for me any longer.

SEO Marketing strategies have changed greatly over the years as well. The developer can and should be of help in finding an approach that best suits your particular business, and can be of help in finding an honest SEO Marketing team, but I'd let those firms that focus on SEO Marketing full time be the professionals that they are and do this type of work. It really has become a full time gig on its own. If you are a small company that expects one developer to set up and manage your server, take charge of in-house printers and other physical machines, code the entire web site, and SEO Market for you, you will be burning through people. One or more of these areas will suffer because your employee is stretched too thin. Play to the strengths of your people, and your team will thrive. Your business is your team.



What is it I do now mainly and what direction do I want to go?

Custom PHP and ColdFusion web sites have been my main focus. I have also greatly enjoyed creating PDF User Manuals, company documentation, developer documentation, creating and voice-overing videos for training, audio editing, being a go-to for inter-company Tech Support, and creating and editing anything in Photoshop or InDesign (Oh, how I love them both).

I do work with WordPress and other CMS systems (HubSpot, Joomla, etc.) but my ratio up to now has been about 90% fully custom front end and back end coding and 10% WordPress development. Though I have launched many WordPress blogs for many companies, ThingamaCodes, Vincent Martella, and Captain Tony's Pizza sites are the most recent template type full web sites I have launched.

I would like to clarify that I am strong in coding type development, and not IT server setup nor server management. In other words, if you can kick it, I can't help you fix it (because it's machine related), but if you'd like to kick it but can't (because it's code or graphics), there I can help you!

I love this work, I love helping bring others' dreams into reality. It's fun to consider UI for complex systems, and delve into the psychology of how to lay out a page to best utilize and encourage user interaction, and promote user friendliness. Converting design into pixel perfect pages is also my express forté.

- Thanks for stopping by my portfolio today!