Projects

This page displays brief project information (incomplete so far, I'll add more as I work through the backlog). Quite a variety, eh?

The projects are in reverse chronological order within their group, with newer projects are at the top.

Website Development

I-Plan

Created using WordPress CMS, developing a custom theme based on an agency-designed style, finding and implementing several plugins, creating custom content types (for Success Stories) etc. The site already went through one re-work cycle based on initial response, and seems to be doing well.

Lessons: I was most impressed by WordPress capability to deal with custom content types, yet still I felt that for any site that needs to use a lot of these it would be better to use a more modular CMS (Drupal comes to mind), or be written using a lower-level framework. Still, quite happy that WordPress provided all these tools and they do work.

Pokoleniya (Generations) Ukraine

Configured using Drupal CMS, designed and developed the HTML/CSS/JS template. The first website project with an e-commerce functionality, using Ubercart module.

Lessons: It is a (rare) pleasure to work with an organisation that truly takes ownership of its new site and — gasp! — knows what to do with it. Note to self: Look more for such clients in the future.

TechWire

Configured the site using Joomla CMS. Designed the site and created an HTML/CSS template. My first experience in motivating the company's team to write their own articles (via prizes and bonuses).

Lessons: A good idea to create custom illustrations, the result is fresh and nice. Organizing a team of authors for the site is an ongoing effort.

Trading Science

Configured the site using WordPress CMS, my first experience with the system. Created an HTML/CSS/JS template based on the provided design (note the dynamic slide-downs on the front page!).

Lessons: WordPress is easy and powerful, good recommendation.

CloudPatterns

Configured the site using Drupal CMS. Created an HTML/CSS template based on the provided design (with some alterations).

Lessons: First experience with an image slider, quite nice results if done right.

Baptist union of Dnepropetrovsk region

Configured using Drupal CMS, designed and developed the HTML/CSS/JS template. This is the first website project where I made conscious effort to interview all interested parties.

Lessons: Drupal is very flexible and powerful (at the cost of some complexity, but worth it when needed). With several editors involved ease of use is vital. Followup and maintenance are a big part of a «website project», don't underestimate it.

Alpha and Omega

Configured the site using Joomla CMS, my first experience with the CMS. Created an HTML/CSS template based on the provided design (with some alterations).

Lessons: Joomla is nice, though a bit rigid in some areas. Always try to simplify the task, don't just implement all requests. Test with real people to find usability problems.

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