At the intersections of art, design and engineering live nigh mythical multidisciplinary animals.
This one makes websites.
- Custom PHP+MySQL
- E Commerce
- User Experience (UX)
- Special Effects
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Hobo Lobo of Hamelin
hobolobo.net is a short infinite-canvas parallax web comic about a wolf and a town, his woodwind, and their rat problem. I wrote, drew, designed and coded it. It is a good cross section of my skills, abilities and sensibilities.
Started January 2011, before parallax exploded. Ongoing.
Three Case Studies There is always room for gracefully sacrificing an old convention or tucking in a fresh idea.
Website for the friends group of the San Antonio Mission National Historical Park, one of few places in the US eligible for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site designation on its cultural merits.
With a short turnaround and somewhat rigid template constraints, I managed to alchemize my favorite UI element ever—the San Antonio River dropdown.
Hill Country Pie Kitchen is the pastry arm of New York City’s premier Texas-style barbecue and fried chicken empire.
Online store concept hinges on a two column layout that keeps a fun graphic representation of the cart always on the left while scrolling the menu on the right. As pies are added into the cart, they bounce into the box, giving a clear overview of how many boxes of pies are being ordered. The store has since been redesigned and rebuilt in Drupal—losing its streamlined one-page design—but pies still bounce. Try it out!
Vidorra, a condo in downtown San Antonio, had a lot of eye-catching photography and not much exciting content.
A full-screen grid of slideshows was the perfect fit. For the smoothest interaction, SEO-friendly AJAX-enhanced navigation replaces the content without interrupting the slideshow—on all pages except the Featured Condo page, where it replaces the default slideshow grid with the pictures of the featured condo.
Web Continued Some choice standouts from more than a 100 websites crafted over half-a-dozen years.
I make things special.
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