MANTLE LABS

 Development & Design

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Website Projects DESIGN HTML/CSS CODE
Immanuel's Light

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A complete website for a non-profit cancer support organization. The site includes an interative calendar that loads events asynchronously, and maintains its state as visitors browse the site. A custom CMS allows the organization leadership to update free-form page content at any time they wish. Events, Board of Directors, News and more are handled by custom modules coded specifically for those dynamic listings. The HTML/CSS layout accurately matches the graphic designer's artistic vision, while providing compatibility with browsers of a very wide user base.

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Sharyland Dental Care [in progress]

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A local dental practice gets a fresh website...coming soon!

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The Patio on Guerra

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A restaurant of this caliber deserves a website with a style and quality that can match it's fine dining. The former site used a CMS that was overly complex, and as a result the site was never updated. A fresh design from a local agency was provided to me, now re-imagined in proper HTML/CSS, compatible and consistent with all common browser versions. An easy-to-use custom CMS allows the business owner to update and adjust page content, menu selections, photos and more - all without the overhead of the slow, bloated system that it replaced.

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The Storybook Garden [in progress]

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A Weslaco childen's bookstore and boutique needed a new website for their shop. This client purchased a wonderful design template, but requested further design revisions and customizations. The HTML from the template was unsatifactory, so I recreated most graphical elements while maually assembling the HTML/CSS layout from scratch. The site header showcases a carefully timed animation, free of the limitations of Flash availability in the mobile market...all while keeping load times to a minimum. Social media integration will be an important marketing apect of the site, including an ajax-powered infinite Twitter feed.

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City of San Benito

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I had the opportunity to work with San Benito's fledgling IT team to implement the city's website. As the sole contracted developer I coordinated practical solutions for their ambitions plans. The resulting HTML/CSS structure with PHP templating features was used by their new webmaster for content placement on hundreds of pages. Custom-programmed management tools offered quick and easy methods for updating critical information and interacting with the public. Unfortunately, the website failed to reach its potential after the IT department was dissolved mid-project and control was passed over to an outside IT group. Despite the lack of 'polish' on certain visual features, the core system continues to power the city's online link with it's public.

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Cuadra Studio

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Simplicity and elegance were the inspiration for this project's visual design. The specialty photographer client wanted a web presence that got straight to the point, with the focus on their imagery and services. Cookie-cutter templates were of course out of the question, and the result is a practical site, powered by easy-to-use custom management tools. The busy photographer appreciates the flexibility to update the photo gallery and other content without extra software, without extra fees - all done online on their own time.

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CopyPlus!

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This local business had already begun exploring online services to augment their printing services, but they needed a fresh-looking site with business-class performance. Their internal staff assembled the design, and with it I crafted the website structure with optimized images and a set of database-driven management tools. As they expand their services with new options, the site can immediately reflect their growing business.

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RGV Smiles

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A local ad & marketing agency was refreshingly surprised by my services on this first collaboration together. Prior experience had left the agency uneasy trying out yet another developer. However, they were impressed with the quick turnaround and attention to detail - most notably by staying true to the designer's intended design & layout, across all major browsers. Future plans to include the mobile market were anticipated by avoiding Flash, relying instead on JavaScript techniques for their introductory slideshow.

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Harbor's End Condos

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This project turned out to be a fun & cute attention-getter for the owner of the condominium. The online market for rental properties is incredibly competitive, so I stuck to the basics with clean code & quality content for the spiders, and a fresh graphic design for the humans.

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Just For Fun DESIGN HTML/CSS CODE
Checkershadow Illusion

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An early experiment with Draggables in the jQuery framework, featuring a popular optical illusion. The illusion's creator distributed the full-size static graphic online, yet the power of the illusion was most effective when actively comparing the colors. Numerous YouTube clips have demonstrated this illusion via Photoshop screenshots, but why watch someone else have all the fun? Here I let users take part in the magic right in the browser.

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Website Flashlight

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Another jQuery-powered demonstration that duplicates a silly effect created by another developer.

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