Portfolio: Data-Integrated Web Sites, Web Applications and Web Services—and Special Projects

We are passionate about the Internet and the Web, and the ability of these technologies to share information effectively, enable improved communication in corporate environments, and make the experience a pleasant one for both business and recreational users, across all platforms—phones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers and large-screen displays.

For more than 17 years we've conceived, designed, developed, stylized, deployed, supported and enhanced a wide variety of Web solutions including applications that implement the most current technologies and techniques on the Internet. We have clients in 32 states across the country, from Massachusetts to Hawaii, from Minnesota to Texas. Use this site to consider the wide variety of Web sites, Web applications, Web services, and special projects we've brought into the world—and whether your organization might benefit from the unique solutions we know how to create.

We operate three sets of dedicated servers (i.e., servers not shared with any other company), one in Louisville, KY, one in Atlanta, GA and one in Columbus, OH. The servers are "mirrored", so whatever changes we make to a client's Web application on one set of servers are automatically duplicated to the other set of servers. We use these services for Web site and Web application hosting, SQL database hosting, a number of Windows Services that support our Web applications, and a few other things. 

Both facilities are highly secure from both a physical and networking standpoint, are connected directly to the Internet "backbone" for optimal speed and performance, and provide redundant connectivity and failover hardware in the event of server failure—which, let's face it, happens from time to time as disks, power supplies and other hardware fails and needs to be replaced. And, we've been doing this since 2002. It's expensive—but worth it to provide clients with the "develop-it-once-and-run-it-forever" solutions we typically provide.


Photo courtesy NASA - During liftoff, the Saturn V rocket burned three railroad tanker cars' worth of fuel every second.
The key ingredient behind our success is a Data Integration, the use of data stored in a relational database, an XML database or a file system and leveraging that information to provide a more useful, dynamic, flexible and supportable Web presentation. If a Web site is a bicycle, then a Web site with Data Integration is a motocross racing bike. If a Web site is a marshmallow, then a Web site with Data Integration is a S'more. If a Web site is a paper airplane, then a Web site with Data Integration is a Saturn V rocket. [Happy anniversary to NASA and the Apollo team on the first successful manned lunar mission, 50 years ago this July.]

Our services include database development and maintenance, Web site development, top-tier hosting and support, logo design, direct mail and email marketing. And, we truly love what we do.

Note that much of the work we do is proprietary and not accessible to the general public without a valid login—but in most cases you can still look at the intro pages.


We help clients
differentiate themselves on the Web—on phones, tablets, desktops and large-screen displays—through innovative design, leading-edge technology, responsive customer support and a willingness to do whatever it takes to help them stand out in their often crowded, changing, challenging markets.

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NokonaBaseball.org: A new and responsive Web site for one of the leading travel baseball organizations in North America. This is a dynamic and content-laden site that promotes the efforts of the organization in training and developing college-bound baseball players, and puts the Web presence of Nokona Baseball head-and-shoulders above would-be competitors.

NokonaBaseball.org

RX-PPS.com: A new and responsive Web site for an up-and-coming institutional pharmacy services company, based on the DNN framework and aimed at building a community of users across desktop and mobile platforms.

RX-PPS.com

TewksburyLimousine.com: A new and responsive Web site for a limousine services company that has been in business serving customers in the Greater Boston area, MetroWest, northern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and the Seacoast region for three decades. Soon to add an impressive Candy Apple Red Stretch Hummer to their fleet, Tewksbury Limousine needed an updated Web presence that would "put them on the map," improve their search rankings and reflect their attention to quality service. The Web site is fully mobile compatible.

TewksburyLimousine.com

Fairhaven-Nursing.com: A new and responsive Web site for a respected rehabilitation and long term care facility in Lowell, MA—a healthcare facility that has catered to the needs of families and the elderly in the Greater Lowell area for decades. Fairhaven recently changed ownership from Merrimack Health Group to Athena Health Care, and needed an updated site to reflect that change. In the process, they received a professionally designed site that projects an appropriate image of this high-quality, hard-working facility—and through the process improved their search engine rankings and gained mobile compatibility.

Fairhaven-Nursing.com

TheLafayette.net: A new and responsive Web site for an elite and historic long term care facility in Marblehead, MA that was looking to promote a heavily themed site focused on horticulture and activites for residents centered on plant workshops and social interactivity. The Lafayette serves the needs of families and the elderly across Boston's North Shore. The new Web site not only conveys the intended themes of growth and engagement but achieves mobile compatibility—a critical marketing element today where so many familites and decision makers who are looking for a home for their aging parents turn to the Internet first, increasingly from mobile devices.

TheLafayette.net

LedgewoodProperties.com: A new, responsive Web site for an apartment complex near Boston's MetroWest region. Quick, attractive, and extensible, this site demonstrates how Web sites based on cookie-cutter technology like GoDaddy's Website Builder can still deliver a unique, well-branded user experience. This site is part of a larger project by Ledgewood's property management company to introduce a simple, easy-to-use online rent payment system based on ACH (Automated Clearing House) technology.

LedgewoodProperties.com

EvolutionTheLie.com: A highly stylized, video-decorated boutique content management system built from the ground up using ASP.NET C#—with its own quiz subsystem—allowing entry and management of scholarly articles supporting an anti-evolutionary stance.

EvolutionTheLie.com

TalentCzar™: A hospitality-industry-leading Human Resources portal built on the DNN platform and expanded with securely linked, propriety data-driven ASP.NET applications written in C# for accepting job applications, and managing job openings, candidates, employee profiles, property information, employee reviews for 400+ managers, plus training for more than 7,000 management and line employees across 45 hotels in North America (not publicly accessible without login).

TalentCzar™

Hospitality Systems Infrastructure: A Web-centric architecture built "from the ground up" in the Microsoft .NET Framework and C# implementing a Talent Database for the hospitality industry, providing applications and supporting services for online job postings, online job applications, training, employee reviews, and a wide variety of HR-related data management tasks for hotel properties.

Hospitality Systems Infrastructure

TAP™, the Talent Acquisition Portal: An expansive tool for managing job openings, candidates who apply, employees and their positions, hotel properties, job descriptions and more in the hospitality property management space (not publicly accessible without login).

Talent Acquisition Portal

SMART™, the Succession Management and Review Tool: A secure 360-degree employee review system, incorporating management reviews, peer reviews, and self reviews (not publicly accessible without login).

Succession Management and Review Tool

PALMS™, the Pyramid Advanced Learning Mangement System: A custom data-driven training application for a leading hospitality management group, capable of delivering uniquely packaged training curriculi drawn from more than 1,500 courses (HTML, PDF, PowerPoint and video) and delivered to more than 7,000 hotel employees based on brand, department, and management level (not publicly accessible without login).

Pyramid Advanced Learning Mangement System

Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center: An updated responsive Web site currently in development with prominent jQuery features for enhanced user interactivity developed for a premier rehabilitation and long-term-care facility.

Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

CommunityService.US: A proprietary Web site developed as a proof-of-concept for a venture based on the concept of embracing and evolving volunteerism at the high school level, using proximity search techniques to match area teens with volunteer opportunities.

CommunityService.US

Hancock JOBStat™: A custom data-driven job description management application developed for a major midwest healthcare facility—Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana, handling 300+ job descriptions in multiple versions across 25+ departments (site developed on behalf of advertising agency David Wilson Associates for Hancock Regional Hospital; not publicly accessible without login).

Hancock JOBStat™

CrimsonPress.net: A clean, crisp Web site for one of the Boston area's most reputable high-end printing concerns, Crimson Press of Stoneham, MA. The graphical design for the site was provided by advertising agency David Wilson Associates. Development of this site was a study in how to take a Web site from concept to working product—making it "real".

Crimson Press

TJXAdBook.com: Online Ad Book application developed for the nation's #1 off-price retailer (site developed on behalf of advertising agency David Wilson Associates for TJX Corporation; not publicly accessible without login).

TJXAdBook.com

Facebook landing page for TJMaxx: One of several dozen single-page sites created in seconds from a single responsive template as landing pages for Facebook recruitment ads placed by advertising agency David Wilson Associates on behalf of TJMaxx.

TJMaxx

Facebook landing page for Marshalls: One of several dozen single-page sites created in seconds from a single responsive template as landing pages for Facebook recruitment ads placed by advertising agency David Wilson Associates on behalf of Marshalls.

Marshalls

DonOrioneHome.org: A new responsive Web site to celebrate the rejuvenation of an historic rehabilitation and long term care facility located in the Orient Heights section of East Boston, just across the street from the famous Madonna Queen of the Universe Shrine. Under new management, the facility has rededicated itself to quality care and uses its new Web site to project how it has vaulted to a position of high esteem among similar facilities in recent years.

DonOrioneHome.org

ExceLTC.com: An innovative, proprietary solution for centrally managing the Admissions documentation process at nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and other Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). This solution securely allows administrators to customize more than 100 aspects of their Admissions Packet, then download a finished Admissions Packet as a secure Adobe PDF document (not publicly accessible without login).

ExceLTC.com

Direct mail: A targeted mailer for one of the northeastern U.S.'s leading security systems integrators, GS Security Systems Inc. (acquired by Convergint Technologies in 2015) aimed at specific decision-makers working for companies using a competitor's newly obsoleted product. This mailer featured a QR code to take visitors directly to an online information-capture page where they could qualify for a no-charge security systems audit.

Direct mail

VoiceVisit.com: A site developed in support of an entrpreneur's effort to prove concept and raise capital.

VoiceVisit.com