Independent Consultant (Oct 2002 – Present)
October 2002 — Present
Business & Not-for-Profit Clients
Highlights of work for various clients:
- Client-side/front end development on advanced AJAX
enabled Web application.
The Web application follows the MVC paradigm
and simulates a Multiple Document
Interface (MDI) application"a Web desktop.
- "Window" content retrieved using AJAX. The called from a menu selection, links, or drag-n-drop action (window to window or window to desktop).
- Created custom drop-down list boxes (select elements replacement) to overcome IE layer bug.
- Eliminated IE memory leaks in Web application created by closures and DOM methods used to change page content.
- Converted Web application toward standards compliant code (structural issues with server-side code made 100% compliance impractical within time frame).
- Project management and development of Web base applications.
ASP (VBScript), and MS SQL Server.
- Built intranet that included Web applications for maintenance of phone list and HR Job postings.
- Phone list edited using grid paradigm where double clicking a row activated input fields within row; clicking done updated the data base via AJAX and ASP.
- Restructure Web site architecture
- Setup server-side includes (SSI) for content that repeated on pages.
- Reduce page size and improved load times by 50%.
- Made site standards compliant and cross browser friendly specifically supporting Firefox version 1.5 +, IE 6 and IE 7, and Safari.
- Made site accessible conforming to Section 508, IWAS, and W3C recommendations.
- Created Web application for HR staff to create job posting displayed
ASP, AJAX, IIS, and MS SQL Server.
- The job post editing accessed through a table listing of existing Job notices. Grid style editing of title and classification fields activated by double clicking row.
- Job post activated or deactivated by clicking a check box that immediately updated the database via AJAX.
- Created Web2.0 paradigm content editing for Job description, etc. Special coding character sequences were provided for styling and lists. These were translated into proper HTML with ASP Regular Expressions.
- Additional input and textarea fields added by user as needed. Data updated or inserted via AJAX and ASP.
- The public Web style retrieves active title list as links that, when clicked, load the full description. Formatting done with server-side ASP.
- Embedded third party client specific web applications into client"s Web site. Technologies used: HTML, iframe, CSS.
- Created Daily Log (information to be passed to next shift) Web2.0
application for police department. Technologies used: AJAX, ASP, MS SQL
- The application provided for duty officers to add entries using a grid paradigm. Clicking new entry added row to table with input elements. Clicking done submitted the date via AJAX to the Web server. ASP code updated the database and returned a success/fail code.
- Entries could be edited by the original author or supervisor by double clicking the entry row. On double click the row changed to an active form. Clicking done submitted the entry via AJAX.
- Officers access the Daily Log in their cars via the Village's wireless network. They could page forward and backward by duty shift, search on date range, or for key words in entry. Search criteria submitted via AJAX; page updated with data returned to the xmlHttpRequest object.
- Daily log accessed by anyone with network access. Log-in is required to edit or add entries. Log-in is handled through AJAX and session management with the ASP Session Object.
- System maintenance page is accessible by selected records clerks. Grid style editing allows adding officers, changing officer access levels, updating entry categories, and resetting passwords.
- Server communication through the xmlHttpRequest with fallback to AJAX through a hidden iframe, or traditional form handling with server-side validation based on technology support by the browser.
- The module allows site manager to send emails composed in an HTML editor to selected mailing list.