Dave Cohen - Alleycat Software

Web Development


Dynamic Web Site: A Web site that utilizes client and server technologies such as jQuery, AJAX, PHP, and mySQL to provide a truly interactive experience. These technologies allow the user to submit and retrieve information, and often involve the generation of Web pages on-the-fly. Simple Web page creation tools are not capable of building dynamic Web pages - experienced programmers are required to design and build reliable and maintainable dynamic Web sites.

Bamboo Data Systems is an educational tool for medical facilities. They offer a library of categorized and searchable videos on medical techniques, each with associated documents containing additional information. Users accounts can be created by the users themselves, based on site keys, or set up and managed by administrators. Sites can prepare quiz schedules for participants, whose quiz results are then managed and analyzed by designated site or institution administrators. Completion certificates can be generated in PDF format, and administrators can even design their own quizzes. Lectures centered around videos can be scheduled and managed. This PHP/mySQL driven site uses object oriented techniques to manage distinct data items, and videos/images/documents are maintained as resources, by site. The site includes support for mobile device access.

Afinia Artists offers the user views of a variety of galleries, segmented with pulldown menus. Galleries include: Timeless Designs, Simple Accents, and Country Classics. Customized jQuery gallery software presents random thumbnail subsets on all pages, plus full-featured galleries with thumbnails and large size images. Scrollbar customization allows use of scrollbar or arrows to scroll left/right to view samples on the home page.

Lumby Books is home to the Lumby series of novels. An animated moose, goat, and other animals roam the borders of pages using custom Javascript animation. Flyout menus offer easy user navigation across all pages. Great home page offers user a slideshow of images and a carousel of the books in the series, along with a sample of reviews. Inside, pages offer details on each book. Newsletters are archived and viewable.

A Chapel Hill, Pittsboro NC based Web design company, we design and build dynamic Web sites for individuals and small companies using the full spectrum of technologies including: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, mySQL, jQuery, AJAX, CGI/Perl, AJAX, osCommerce, ZenCart. Below are some snapshot views of sites we have built.

This animal rescue organizations web site is organized around the presentation of dogs and cats available for adoption. On the home page, visitors can view a slideshow of available animals, and also quickly note the newest animals posted. When viewing the animals available, potential adopters can page through the list or elect to search on a number of different parameters. If they are interested in one, clicking on the animal in the listing will bring up detailed information and additional, larger pictures - in an embedded window, so they don't lose their place in the list. Then, if desired, they can pull up the adoption application for the selected animal and enter their data, then submit it to CARE for consideration. If they submit multiple applications, the entered data is saved and initialized for each subsequent one. Applications are emailed to the appropriate foster home, as well as a backup person, and they are also stored in archives on the site for later reference and statistical purposes. The site also has galleries of adopted animals, FAQs, Happy Ending stories, events, and a categorized library of helpful animal websites and articles. The home page extracts the feature Happy Ending and upcoming events, as well as feature animals for adoption. There is even an online store, for donations and tickets to events. A comprehensive administrative facility allows admins to post animals, flag animals as adopted, add stories, add events, and much more, including management of private documents.

This Web site features the author's books, as well as a full-featured online store, with shopping cart, account management, multiple shipping options, and an automated payment gateway. Downloadable products are supported: whitepapers, case studies, workbooks. Common product information is added by product type automatically, reducing administration. Book and CD orders are automatically batched and sent twice a day to an order fulfillment service. Custom inventory and sales reports are available to administrators. PHP and mySQL are used to dynamically create pages, including extracting specific book and CD information to highlight on internal pages. Contact form for users and pulldown menus are used. CSS is used to standarize format across Web site and store pages.

This site highlights the work of a Chapel Hill, NC architect. The clean design is noted for various architect-related touches. It uses advanced Javascript and CSS techniques to build scrollable picture galleries, both for all residences and for detailed views of each specific residence. Picture gallery data is managed as plain text arrays, so reorganizing images or adding additional ones is easy. The highlighted residence on the home page rotates daily. An online contact form provides easy contact for potential customers. SEO techniques employed to achieve high rankings for local business type.

We have experience with several ecommerce solutions, including osCommerce, ZenCart, CRE Loaded, AgoraCart, and cart32.

Lavender and Old Lace is a full-featured online store at Shopify.com. It was customized and enhanced by editing Shopify themes and assets.

This online store is based on PHP and Zen Cart, with numerous customization and modifications. Amazon Checkout is enabled as one of several payment methods. Orders print out barcodes for easy scanning and inventory management. Products are set to periodically update Google Shopping.

Customizations include:
  • Amazon Checkout, Authorize.net, and Paypal payments accepted.
  • Dynamic shipping calculations from UPS.
  • Custom templates.
  • Automated Google Shopping generation and export.
  • Barcode images generated for invoices.
  • Flyout menus.
  • AJAX-based shipping calculation on shopping cart page.
  • Automatic coupon application based on tiered amounts.
  • ShipRush integration.

This online store is based on PHP and Zen Cart, with numerous customization and modifications. Paypal Direct is used for onsite payments. Orders print out barcodes for easy scanning and inventory management. Products are set to periodically update Google Shopping.

Customizations include:
  • Paypal payments accepted.
  • Dynamic shipping calculations from UPS.
  • Custom templates.
  • Automated Google Shopping generation and export.
  • Barcode images generated for invoices.
  • Flyout menus.
  • AJAX-based shipping calculation on shopping cart page.
  • Automatic coupon application based on tiered amounts.
  • ShipRush integration.

If you want a Web site YOU can keep up-to-date with products, information, and other data - talk to us! Too many low-cost solutions are static and a nightmare to maintain.

This landscape architect's site provides a simple web presence, yet offers a mobile-friendly interface, a slideshow of past projects, and an AJAX-enabled contact form.