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Our Work

From Simple Websites to Complex Web Systems,
We Divide and Conquer

Over the years we have learned a lot from our experiences.
Below are just a few examples of our work.

Staff Source USA

is a staffing agency in Hammond, Indiana. Staff Source approached us with a request to re-design their five year old site and to implement some custom functionality, including a job listing management tool and a candidate listing management tool.

Project highlights:

  • Logo makeover
  • Branded design
  • Custom WordPress template
  • Custom job listing management system
  • Custom candidates listing management system
  • Responsive design
  • Custom home page slide show
  • Migration of existing content to new site

Neil Dalton Consulting

is a real estate audit, accounting and business improvement consulting firm located in Melbourne, Australia.

Project highlights:

  • Logo design
  • Branded design
  • Business card and letterhead design
  • Customized WordPress template
  • Responsive design
  • Custom home page slide show

Hospitality Services Group

is a hospitality servicess staffing agency in Northwest Indiana/Chicago. HSG approached us with a request to re-design their five year old site.

Project highlights:

  • Branded design
  • Customized WordPress template
  • Responsive design
  • Custom home page slide show
This is a web application
An example of a SimpleApp for PHP 5 site

SimpleApp for PHP 5

is an open source PHP framework capable of accommodating designers with little to no programming experience as well as seasoned programmers looking for a lightweight, simple, and flexible solution to build on. Although SimpleApp fits the mold of a web/application framework, it also provides out-of-the-box built in features more typically associated with content management systems.

Project highlights:

  • Page protection/authentication with support for three generic groups: super administrator, administrator, and general member
  • Internationalization/Multi-language support with built in mechanism to allow on-the-fly switching
  • Page caching which can be set on a per-page basis
  • Search Engine Friendly urls as well as support for query strings. Query strings can be used in conjunction with the SEO friendly urls or exclusively
  • Templating system which is flexible and easy to use
  • Administrative back-end for creating & managing pages & users, easily managing configuration settings, and more
  • Database not required to run the basic install, however, support for MySQL is included

TriMed

is a medical marijuana consulting company with a vast array of experience in the medical marijuana industry. Trimed came to us seeking help in design and development of a new website.

Project highlights:

  • Branded design
  • Customized WordPress template
  • Responsive design
  • Hosting consulting and setup
In Progress
This is a web application

Make Sure

is a pre-employment background checking service located in Australia. The project was managed by and built for WebPlace.

Project highlights:

  • Built to spec
  • Database implementation from design
  • Multi role/multi user access with fine grained access control
  • Job, task and customer management system
  • Background check management system
  • Complex reporting system
  • Customer application management system with notifications, comments
  • Multi step sign up features for two user types: business and individuals
  • Custom PDF generator for applicants and system users
  • Integration with Adobe LiveCycle
  • Custom Google maps integration for displaying location based on user criteria
  • DirectOne payment gateway integration
  • Multiple custom filtering sub-systems
  • Extended CodeIgniter framework implementation
This is a web application

Utah League of Cities and Towns

needed a directory system to manage and sell subscriptions for county, municipality and state listings. The project was managed by and built for Fubeca Labs.

Project highlights:

  • Analysis & design
  • Database architecture design
  • Multi role/multi user access with fine grained access control
  • Advertising system
  • Custom directory management system for municipalities, counties, state and local officials
  • Custom data filtering sub-systems
  • Email notification system
  • Member sign up and subscription system
  • Stripe payment integration
  • Stripe subscription billing system integration
  • Extended CodeIgniter framework implementation

Details Home Improvement

is a home remodeling contractor located in Northwest Indiana. We were approached to re-design a website which was about 10 years old.

Project highlights:

  • Branded design
  • Custom WordPress template
  • Performance optimization
  • Custom gallery implementations
  • Responsive design
This is a web application

ManeGain

is a hair restoration company who needed a custom, web based scheduling system for their clients, customers, and sales people. We worked with Dremana Productions to implement an extended CodeIgniter system to address ManeGain's business specifications.

Project highlights:

  • Research & analysis
  • Database design
  • User interface design
  • Multi role/multi user access with fine grained access control
  • Scheduling system with complex scheduling algorithm implementation
  • Coupon system
  • Notification system
  • Advertising system
  • Email templating system with drag and drop user interface and dynamic data capabilities
  • Authorize.net payment integration, Advanced Integration Method (AIM)
  • In house subscription and recurring payment system utilizing Authorize.net
  • Extended CodeIgniter framework implementation
No Longer Deployed
This is a web application

Airbnb NYC

Managed by Barrel Strength Design, this was strictly a back end web solution. In addition to the original ETL project scope, the system inherited additional functionality over the course of the development cycle to also serve as an API server and client job queue manager. Project highlights include:

  • Analysis and design solution
  • Database design
  • Programming and deployment on AppEngine
  • ETL responsible for transferring data between multiple 3rd party source and destination vendors
  • Multi job, multi task queue manager
  • Multi job, multi task queue processor handling hundreds of simultaneous parallel job executions
  • API server with authentication
  • API and ad-hoc integrations with numerous 3rd party vendors
  • Handles thousands of jobs and api calls daily
  • Integrates with website client
An example of a SimpleApp for PHP 5 site

The Adarna

is one of the best unsigned bands. Period. Based out of Seattle, Washington, they are the Jet City Rock kings and queen. This site was done for the release of their first self titled EP.

Project highlights:

  • Built to spec
  • Custom design
  • YouTube API integration
  • PhotoBucket API integration
  • ReverbNation API integration
  • BlogSpot API integration
  • PayPal integration w/ simple, custom shopping cart
  • Simple social media integration
An example of a SimpleApp for PHP 5 site

Will's Vocal Studio

is a vocal lesson studio located in Seattle, Washington. Will is also the lead singer of The Adarna.

Project highlights:

  • Built to spec
  • Custom design
  • PhotoBucket API integration
  • ReverbNation API integration
  • BlogSpot API integration
  • Simple social media integration

Isis Gallery

is an artist from Los Angeles. This was a simple HTML website with some custom Flash work.

Project highlights:

  • Logo design
  • Branded design
  • Custom gallery implementations
  • Custom Flash component
No Longer Deployed

Waukegan Steel

is a metal fabrication shop located in Waukegan, Illinois. This project was managed by and built for Dremana Productions.

Project highlights:

  • Built to spec
  • WordPress implementation

TextEffect Plugin for Craft CMS

is a simple, open source plugin that allows users to add text effects to their Craft website.

Project highlights:

  • Backend panel to manage text and effect settings
  • Includes three text effects by default: ArcText, Typed JS, and WordTypeErase
  • Easily extensible to add other effects.

Elastic Encoder Plugin for Expression Engine

is a custom video encoding plugin built for Pitch Starter in order to provide the ability to upload videos to Amazon's s3 storage, have them encoded by Amazon's Elastic Transcoder and serve them via CloudFront.

Project highlights:

  • Plugin integrates with the Assets plugin via hooks.
  • Plugin validates, uploads and maintains status of video encoding state
  • Plugin monitors AWS for video status updates and syncs with local data
  • Plugin provides settings for API credentials, codec and preset settings, number of videos to encode, source & destination setting, etc
  • Integrates with Amazon Web Services S3, CloudFront and ElasticTranscoder

VST Security Solutions

is a security solution provider serving Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. They offer a wide array of products and services specializing in CCTV, Access Control, and Intercoms. VST reached out to us looking to re-vamp their existing website, which was built on Yahoo's Small Business platform.

Project highlights:

  • WordPress website
  • Branded design
  • Performance optimization
  • Responsive design
  • Hosting consulting and setup
  • Migration of existing content to new site

Rentals United for Laravel 5

Rentals United is a vacation property database, akin to AirBnb, with thousands of listings worldwide. This package for Laravel 5 provides an easy way to synchronize Rentals United data with a 3rd party application.

Project highlights:

  • Built for Laravel 5
  • Provides easy to use Artisan commands
  • Publicly realeased on Packagist and Github
  • Featured in Rental United's API documentation for developers

Laradrop

is a file management packages built for Laravel 5. It provides an easily customizable, out-of-the-box solution for Laravel web apps and websites.

Project highlights:

  • Built for Laravel 5
  • Utilizes Dropzone.js
  • Bootstrapped out-of-the-box
  • Unlimited folders/directories
  • Fires events, making it easy to integrate
  • Provides customizable templates
  • Easy to extend
  • Supports local storage, S3, RackSpace, and more
  • Distributed via Packagist and easily installable via composer
  • Open source project hosted on Github

Beemsterboer Slag Corp.

is Northwest Indiana/Chicago slag aggregate processor and provider. They came to us looking to improve their existing website.

Project highlights include:

  • Customized WordPress website
  • Branded design
  • Performance optimization
  • Responsive design
  • Hosting consulting and setup
  • Custom home page slide show
  • Migration of existing content to new site
This is a web application

Colorado Center For Reproductive Medicine Donor Database

is a web service allowing CCRM staff to manage donors, members, and donor reservations. Additionally, the service has public facing component providing a means for new members to signup, search for donors and make donor reservations. Project highlights include:

  • Analysis & design
  • Database architecture design
  • Multi role/multi user access with fine grained access control
  • Member portal including sign up, account management, donor browsing and reservation system
  • Administrative portal allowing for managment of members, donors, and reservations
  • REST API secure endpoint for pulling data remotely
  • Corresponding WordPress plugin utilizing the REST API to provide donor search
  • Advanced donor search/filter for members
This is a web application

National Material Company Media Management System

Managed by Dremana Productions, this was a component for an overall branding strategy, providing a complex, custom, user friendly media managment system. The system allows staff to effortlessly manage different types of media used throughout the company - both web and non-web related. Project highlights include:

  • Analysis & design
  • Database architecture design
  • Multi role/multi user access with fine grained access control
  • Custom PowerPoint, video and image processing
  • Utilizes AWS S3 for file storage
  • Complex AWS integration

Testimonials

"Zig is the kind of developer you hope to find... but seldom do. Zig is very knowledgable in PHP and MySQL. He built a plugin for Hikashop without any difficulty.":::"Zig is an excellent person to work with....the job was complicated and required fair more attention. Unfortunately the job became time consuming and more costly than expected but this was not to do with Zig. Very good guy, hope to work with him again.":::"Elegrit helped setup my website and I couldn't be happier! Family biz, very affordable and easy to get along with."::: "Zig is a truly excellent programmer to work with. He quickly fixed MySQL, php, javascript, Linux, Amazon EC2 and other issues. He jumped in and figured out previous code very quickly. Very good communication. Highly highly recommended."::: "Zbigniew is not just great with API - he offers a fast, smooth, clean project experience. He's flexible, explains things very clearly and delivers 100%. The results are flawless. I look forward to working with him again and recommend him highly."::: "I've worked with Zig on several projects and hope to keep working with him in the future. He's great, skilled, and responsive."::: "Zig is a stellar programmer. I've worked with him on numerous jobs, and hope to continue working with him for a long while.":::"Zig is the kind of developer you hope to find...but seldom do. Zig is very knowledgable in PHP and MySQL. He built a plugin for Hikashop without any difficulty.":::"Zig did an outstanding job on this project. The project turned out to be far more complicated than we originally thought and the third-party owner of the API was less than helpful. But, Zig actually led us through the programming process. We would not have been able to complete the project without him.""

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