My work has occasionally allowed me to tap into what creative juices I can muster. As much as techies don't admit it, deep inside it is nicer to work with something that looks nice, or feels more comfortable to use.
With due credit given to my colleagues for collaborating on improvements, the following stuff has a high enough percentage of my ideas for me to comfortably take credit as far as the functionality goes.
For the look-and-feel I have no accomplices to spread the blame/blessing.
|What||Allow dynamic search and display of product information from
|brag-factor||66% of initial design, 90% of presentation design (and
|my favorite part||The first page, playing around with the scandinavian map, using layers so users could write intro about the links.|
|What||My reinvention of a request tracker system on the web.
Since it is internal-use, it is low on graphics, but still easy on the eye.
|Why||The project had no method of keeping track of the changes.
The existing tracker system killed the pc.
The users hated the multi-window gui.
|brag-factor||90% conceptual design. 90-100% presentation design and dev.
(Not including the DBA activities)
|my favorite part||No more 73 open windows per request.
It takes one day to revamp it for a totally different project
The code behind alternating row colors
|What||A searchable database of all the projects in our department.
|brag-factor||50% conceptual design, 100% presentation and database design
|my favorite part||Its ease of use, though design-wise it is a bit boring.|
This page was last updated on 08/27/99.