Weird Wacky Websites
Web Dev/Design Past
Most of these websites were built when the world-wide-web was still figuring out what it wanted to look like. Web 1.0, if you want to label it...
Most of these projects were completed before I completed graduating from school.
Many are inactive, or have been taken over by other web-folks.
This was a website for a veteran-turned-author, to promote his book "Fly Away Old Glory" and provide extra information for interested readers. It was a fun project, and the client got the exact design they requested.
This (still active!) website promotes a special style of classroom interaction, with manuals and workbooks for teachers and students.
HHI RV Resort
This was the first website that I sold as a business solution, instead of a marketing solution. A directory of RV lots that customers could browse, with photos and prices. I wrote a simple admin interface for the admin to list new lots available for rent/purchase. Users would see the same layout each time, but with different content. This was powered by a tiny database that I also designed/hosted. This was way before any of us had heard of a Content-Management-Solution.
We built a mock business, and I was in charge of marketing. I built the site and hosted it on my business server for the duration of the class.
A promotional site for a local artist and painter. The simple design was balanced by the core functionality -- after finishing a project, the artist would take/upload a photo to Flickr. The website had a live gallery that showcased his work from the galleries and photos on Flickr. To manage his portfolio, he simply managed the photo collection through Flickr.
This was a massive project (before the days of CMS-driven sites) for a local business. It was slated to be a complete redesign of their current site. There were hundreds of pages and articles, and thousands of files linked throughout. A very large business website. They ended up going with someone else instead of the boss' kid's friend. At least they paid me for the weeks it took to make the mock-up!
Historic Seven Oaks
This was a website for a local wedding venue and historic site. The main feature was the nice fade-in effect after navigating to the site. There was a photo gallery (with a lightbox/click-to-preview function) and a contact form that would send inquiries to a database.
The original website was designed by my father, lowcountry artist Amos Hummell. He taught me all he knew, and I took it and ran. He would ask if we could “add XYZ to the site” and I would figure out how to make it happen. The latest iteration of his website (still maintained by yours truly) features a clean design and e-commerce capability (buy some art).