Let's Pretend!

Raymond J. Sullivan
Web Development/Design/Print/Video

Oak Park, IL        (708) 445-9647

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your stay.

Please take a look at some of the sites, pages, emails and print pieces I've created (at right) and try out some of my demo sites (below). Take your time—have a Coke and a slice of pizza.

My Resumes -
Take a look:

Emphasis on web: Emphasis on video: General computing:

*To ensure proper formatting, right-click the link, select "Save Target As...", save the file to a local drive, then open it from the local drive.

**Best viewed in a monospace font such as Courier.

My current job.

Applied XHTML standards to the main company website CintronicsOnline.com, and resolved browser-compatibility issues. Used server-side includes, PHP scripts, and Cascading Style Sheets to achieve site-wide design consistency.

Created Zen-Cart based company sub-sites WyseStore.com and SurveillanceOnline.com, and re-used the same basic layout on sub-site ThatsASite.com.

Applied search engine optimization (SEO) strategies to attain first page rankings in Google, Yahoo, and MSN for our thin client products at WyseStore.com.

Created these client sites from tempates.

Created catalogs, flyers, inserts, postcards, and other print materials.

Designed and sent email blasts using ConstantContact.

Creative Circle/Grainger
March 2012 — January 2013
A 10 month contract (extended twice) in which I developed tableless web pages and stacked-table email modules from existing compositions, as well as occasional JavaScript programming.

The best examples of my tableless html/css skills at Grainger are their Healthcare section and Techlines eNewsletters.

My current project.

This is the parent site of an array of portals to local entertainment in each state and some larger cities.

Click a state or city link to go to the associated portal, which contains links to local broadcasters. In time I expect to include links to sports, movies, theatre, museums, etc.

The New York City and Chicago sites currently contain the most content.

Wiki functionality: Clicking an 'edit' link opens the Drupal backend where you can login to add/revise content. This new content is published only after passing administrative review.

The sites are driven with PHP/MySQL/Drupal, and generate revenue via Google AdSense. (They all had Amazon storefronts as well— until Amazon terminated that service to Illinoisans like myself.)

Awards and Stuff:

Crazy Joe's Appliances
1st Place, College Division, Joliet Junior College 2003 Web Design Contest.

If I were creating this today it would be either a Zen Cart or a Drupal/Ubercart site, but as it is it's a good demonstration of my ASP/Access skills.

This is a database-driven site designed as a parody of a commercial website, allowing the user to play the roles of:

Customer--browse the website, add items to your shopping cart, register/log in and place an order.

Webmaster--set prices, move products from one web page to another.

Order Processing Clerk--add, update or delete customer orders.

Panther Sports Club Administration Demo
Dynamic Technical Web Site, Joliet Junior College 2004 Web Design Contest.

If I were creating this today it would be a Drupal site, but as it is it's a good demonstration of my ASP/Access skills.

This is a local demo version of the site I created for the Panther Sports Club in Bolingbrook in 2004 (the club has since changed their site design).

It's a database-driven site that re-uses much of the backend scripting and database structure of "Crazy Joe's Appliances".

The database holds team rosters, game schedules, scores, etc. Each team's game schedule is generated from the same database. Division standings are calculated automatically.

Administration pages allow you to add/delete/revise teams, players, games, scores, etc. Try it!

Poston Restoration Project
2nd Place, College Div.,
World Organization of Webmasters 2005
Web Design Contest

This was a site dedicated to the restoration of a WWII Japanese Internment Camp. I was the web developer (programmer) on this project, working in collaboration with designer Agnes Smolen and webmaster Kelso King.

Miscellaneous Flash Projects
Oooh, scary stuff!

(Not as advanced as what I do at my job—but fun.)

Joliet Junior College Tour (local copy)
This is a project I did as a web design intern at Joliet Junior College in fall of 2004, and a good demonstration of my JavaScript skills at the time.