PathFinder Backend PHP Development

PathFinder is a tool by RealWell designed to help educators find programs to support students with their particular challenges. The PathFinder tool for educators is a searchable database of these programs.

Web Application Development

My work involved the backend PHP application development. The goal was to let users search for the most relevant programs against a set of criteria and add them to personal their bookmarks.

I developed a custom Laravel application to search and rank these programs against the educator’s needs. Professional users of the app would specify a range of criteria such as the age range of their students, the particular issues they need help with and the context in which the training programs would be delivered.

The PathFinder application would then rank programs agains that criteria to show the most relevant matches and allow users to bookmark those results in their own collection.

The search logic is able to apply different weight to each search criteria, allowing the algorithm to be adjusted to favour some requirements more heavily.

Common Login System

In addition to the core features , I also built a common login system that will allow the organisation to have a single sign on location with users then able to connect to different RealWell applications. This will simplify their navigation through the RealWell tools and reduce the complexity of managing login credentials for each app.

(Frontend design was performed by another agency. My role was backend PHP development work)

MySquash.pro

I designed and developed MySquash.pro as a self-initiated project, both to learn more about the Laravel PHP Framework and as a tool I would use myself as a squash player.

MySquash.pro is a mobile-friendly web app that lets squash players track their results and keep notes about their matches and opponents to help them win more. The ‘gamification’ aspect of a seeing a streak of wins on the home page also helps keep players motivated to keep the streak going.

High Conversion Leads

High Conversion are a lead generation company and they needed a crisp new website quickly. Their Director, Darrell, has WordPress experience so it was an obvious choice to build the new site on it. I created a Divi based site that’s easy for High Conversion to maintain.

high-conv_website

Slade Point Medical Centre

Slade Point Medical were in pretty desperate need of a design refresh. Their previous site was straight out of the 1990s with design, usability and search issues. I developed a WordPress site for them with a responsive design, appointment enquiry form and a cleaner visual design.

slade-point-desktop

Mackay Squash

This WordPress website supports the squash fixtures, club championships and Mackay Open tournament the squash club runs. To keep development fast and costs lower the powerful Divi theme was used as a basis for the design. The WordPress site can be updated by non-techie users to keep the information correct and streamline the competition.

Divi WordPress Development

Hydro Excavac

Hydro Excavac Mackay use a non-destructive digging process that lets them dig safely around underground services. They’ve always used photos to show what they do but their old website was showing its age. I designed a major upgrade of their site. The new website is based on the WordPress CMS and features a custom-built responsive theme for mobile and tablet support and a tweaked admin area that makes adding content very easy.

The new site features videos from their YouTube channel showing what their technology can do and the CMS is valuable as the staff at Hydro Excavac can maintain the site themselves.

Hydro Excavac ScreenshotResponsive Design

NewCourse Financial Website

NewCourse Financial offer highly personalized financial advice to successful people. Their service is very much in-person, and so a basic, attractive single-page basic site is all that was needed. The page is limited to only the essential information potential clients need and has a responsive design to work well on mobiles and tablets.

NewCourse Design

Sarina Vet Surgery

Sarina Veterinary Surgery is a 25+ year old Sarina-based business. I built out a new WordPress powered website for the practice, customizing a commercial theme and providing training to the staff on maintaining the site.

The new website is responsive, has a clearer design making it more useful to visitors and includes structured markup to help search engines list the site in rich search results.

sarina-vet-main

Reef Resort Motel

The Reef Resort Motel in Mackay was in desperate need of a redesign. Their industry is one that obviously lends itself to the web, with guests using the internet to research and book accommodation. The business was missing out because of a nearly-decade old website which had design and usability issues.

I developed a WordPress based site for the motel, leveraging a commercial theme and customizing the CMS to suit the motel. A responsive design was used–where the layout adapts to mobile screen sizes–which is especially relevant with around 30% of visits being from a mobile or tablet.

Reef Resort Mackay