This is another early website completed as a freelance project after working as an Assistant Professor for Louisiana Tech. Vineyard Furniture is located in Winnsboro, Louisiana, and had a large catalog of furniture items that they wanted to be showcased for furniture dealers and potential customers on their website. The final site used custom PHP scripts with text files to produce a catalog style site that allowed visitors to see various furniture collections with photos.
iAmerica was an Internet Service Provider located in Monroe, Louisiana in the late 1990’s. They part of LDS Communications and offered Internet, Hosting, and other data services to decent sized multiple state region.
I worked for iAmerica between 1995 and 1999. I could not write about iAmerica without giving that team of passionate hacker geeks credit for giving the best post-college education anyone could hope for. At iAmerica my eyes were opened to computing and communication technology. I learned to never stop learning and iAmerica became the foundation of my mostly Web based career.
Here are a bunch of self promotion pieces. Some of these were completed as student projects and others were just ideas. The portfolio CD was produced using Macromedia Director and sent out instead of a resume. This also includes my very first website ironically designed in a blog format.
This was a small project to build a flash menu for a kitchen sink manufacturer completed sometime in the late 1990’s.
The screen shot is actually the completed project document that was sent to the client with the final Flash animation project. The final documents included the Flash source code along with documentation for manipulating the menu items and the images for the Flash movie.
While at iAmerica I also completed web design projects for hosting customers. This is also one of my first automation projects. The theater manager could send a specially crafted e-mail message to special address and have the theater web site display updated show times.I used the venerable old Frontier scripting application to check for e-mail, format, render HTML pages, and upload the site (remember this was 1996).
Now it would be a no-brainer.
Bayou Internet might still be around. Pearson Design completed a full project for Bayou Internet soon after they started selling dial-up internet services. This was the first commercial project where I worked as account executive, designer, and art director. It was very cool to be given such responsibility before I even graduated from college. Pearson Design handled the logo, website, and some print advertising for Bayou Internet in late 1995 through early 1996.
I don’t have the original logo files or the print advertisements, but I do have this image of the final website. You should note this design was completed in HTML 3.2.
Technically this my first professional website. Completed for Pearson Design in 1995 during my paid internship. This site was designed in a text editor using HTML 2.0 before RFC 1942, so no