Dave Cohen -
Alleycat Software

Web Development

Read Dave's new book, Executable File. In the story, Dan File is a wise cracking computer hacker who has serious problems with authority. A promising but tumultuous college career comes to a quick and nasty end, leaving him at the mercy of the retail industry. When an old college classmate throws Dan a lifeline, he suddenly finds himself leading the software development team at a hot data communications startup. Just as everything is on track, his life comes to a screeching halt when he's framed for a double murder. However, the prison transfer bus carrying Dan and five other inmates, including his original college roommate, Brax Johnson, loses control and crashes on an icy road. On the run with the opportunity to set things rights, Dan devises an ingenious plan to win both his and Brax's freedom. But first they have to make it through a fight in a homeless camp, an armed confrontation with Dan's nemesis, and several big surprises. Will Dan and Brax make it through the adversity and succeed in winning their freedom from false charges? Executable File is filled with fascinating technologies, some boasting real life promise, some offering cool techniques, and some just plain juvenile. Join Dan and Brax as they race to clear their names. It's a heckuva lot of fun, and you might just learn something.
Note: The CARE board inexplicably switched to a third party Wordpress-based site without consulting a Web professional. In becoming another bland Wordpress destination, the site lost its uniqueness, shed well over half of its functionality, and tumbled 6-8 results pages on Google searches. I have no association with the current banal face of the organization. I do have a great, feature rich, vibrant, unique Web site available for an animal rescue organization!

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, check out highlighted feature pets, scan for upcoming events, and see 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, memorial dedications, events, and a categorized library of helpful animal websites and articles. There is a simple 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. Timed jobs regularly update available animals to several national sites, such as Petfinder. The site is commpletely responsive, changing to accommodate the user's device dimensions. A pulldown menu gives users one click access to most of the site's features.
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.
This is a single-page application (SPA) mobile version of the Bamboo Data Systems web site. Bamboo Data Systems is an educational tool for medical facilities, offering video collections, quizzes, user accounts, and a complete administrative system. The mobile version offers a subset of the functionality with an easy to use mobile-friendly interface. This version includes video search and play, quizzes, and individual user account management. Like the main site, it has object-oriented PHP/MySQL underpinnings, but operations are exclusively AJAX based. Multiple 'panel' construction allows users to view videos or other related documents while taking quizzes, yet return to the quiz at the same point. Auto-completion fields let users quickly search for videos or quizzes based on keywords. Responsive design adapts to viewport size.
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.
A fully-responsive web site for a horse retirement farm. Built with PHP and jQuery, it features a jQuery-enabled image slideshow.
Art Poulin showcases the artist's paintings. Paintings are separated by season and can be selected from pulldown menus, or all paintings can be viewed. There is also a slideshow for each season showcasing selected paintings on the home page. 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.
Gail R. Fraser offers the user views of two galleries, available via pulldown menus. Galleries include: Timeless Designs and Simple Accents. 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.
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.
Lumby Books is home to the Lumby series of novels. Great home page displays a carousel of the books in the series, with mouse over expanding each one. Inside, pages offer details on each book. Newsletters are archived and viewable. A contact page with captcha for spam prevention provides a professional touch.
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. The site is responsive, including the osCommerce store, adjusting to browser/viewport size.
Lavender and Old Lace is a full-featured online store at Shopify.com. It was customized and enhanced by editing Shopify themes and assets.
We have experience with a number of ecommerce solutions, including osCommerce, ZenCart, CRE Loaded, Shopify, and PrestaShop.
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.