Dave Cohen -
Alleycat Software

Web Development

This site highlights the work of a Chapel Hill, NC architect. The clean design is noted for various architect-related touches. It uses jQuery and jQuery tools to present scrollable image galleries of all properties and individual new creations and renovations. CSS is used to enhance images, and the home page array of property images changes on each visit. All data is managed in a plain text file, so reorganizing images or adding additional ones is easy. An online contact form provides easy contact for potential customers. SEO techniques employed to achieve high rankings for local business type. Site is completely responsive, so it looks good and offers all features regardless of device or browser used.
General Site Features
  • This site was hand-coded using PHP on the server side and jQuery on the browser side, yielding excellent performance and easy maintenance.
  • Property data is managed with a simple text file, allowing for simple additions and changes without changing any web page code.
  • Site features compatible with all major Web browsers and devices, responding to the size and orientation of the browsing device.
  • All effects are achieved with standard jQuery/Javascript - no non-standard technologies, such as Flash, are employed.
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) used throughout for consistency.
  • Contact form with embedded Google map and captcha anti-spam offers professional touch.
Drill Down Details
  • Drill down from home page property snapshots to renovations/new creations break down to individual property galleries.
  • Gallery pages use jQuery/Slick plug in for smooth scrolling, adaptive image carousels. Slick image carousel offers features such as left/right scroll arrows and positional indicators.
  • Property data is stored in a plain text file for simple maintenance, separate from web page code. Reorganization or enhancement of data is thus a snap.
Professional Contact
  • Contact form to submit email, with Google map and captcha anti-spam adds professional touch.
  • All contact submissions are archived by year/month, for historical record keeping and review.
  • Site is listed highly in Google results for general searches with location and business type.
  • Comprehensive site statistics are available from an administrative interface.
  • About Us page is managed with same features as property image carousels.