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Instagram Slick Slider

This is something I’ve been seeing on a few automotive websites that I’ve wanted to replicate in some fashion. Initially I wondered if there was a WordPress plugin out there for this, and there is. Unfortunately, they all suck though. So I decided to make my own version of it. First, you will need to […]

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Messaging System + Profile Pictures

The next feature that I’m EXTREMELY proud of, despite it still needing a lot of work, is the messaging system. This system brought about a lot of changes and a lot of challenges, but it was so much fun to make. The initial idea was to create something similar to Facebook Messenger, but to integrate […]

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ArMS 2.0 Menu Icons

This one is a bit shorter, but it had a huge impact on the overall look and feel of the software. It was kind of hard to pinpoint what was missing at first, but after bouncing around between other software pieces such as Asana and Bitbucket and then playing around in Dribbble it hit me […]

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ArMS 2.0 Dashboard Improvements

As I continued to work with ArMS and continued to listen to our customers, many of them were asking if it were possible to create shortcuts to some of the menu items and place them on the dashboard. Of course it is. But what I quick found out was that not everybody wanted the same […]

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ArMS 2.0

At Arete Software we have a product which we use as a core starting platform for our customer’s projects. This product has come a very long way since I first started at Arete. Below you can see an example of what the old login screen looked like and what the current login screen looks like. […]

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Personal Website Redesign

I’ll start off by saying that this post is way overdue. I actually redesigned my website in January 2018 and I’m just now getting around to posting about it (7.5 months later)… You can see the old website attached below for example. While there wasn’t anything really wrong with the website itself, I just wasn’t […]

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Animated Diagonal SVG

While working on the design for Nich Estes’ website, I had an idea that I would make a unique hover feature that I’d never seen before. With that came a few challenges, such as whether to use SMIL animations which are being antiquated or to use CSS animations that I’d define myself.¬†Well, I tried both […]

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Atlas Energy Systems

This project is a website that I helped a friend develop. Atlas Energy Systems is a start-up company working in the nuclear power field. Their goal is to make a safe, secure, and portable nuclear power supply for multiple uses. If you want to read more about their goal and who they are, I’d recommend […]

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Nich Estes (Design Prototype)

I met Nich Estes through my girlfriend as she had mentioned that we had a lot of similarities, specifically cars. A few things pushed me a bit more to meet Nich, but the drive there was mostly due to our similar interests in cars. Turns out, Nich and I had a lot of common friends […]

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Freely Market (Capstone) v.1

So this project is what has pushed me back from freelance work for the last year. I had been focusing on developing a full API for this project as well as a large portion of the mobile application and the front end web development. At the beginning of the application development stage, I took the […]

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Grip Junkies

Grip Junkies is a project started by a group of friends of mine. We’re passionate about motorsports and sharing our knowledge with others and creating a fun environment that is free from social stigmas. More often than not, we have noticed that a large majority of the trackday-goers are a bit more stuck up because […]

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dustinkessler.co

This website is one that I’ve developed for my long time friend Dustin Kessler. This project started a while back as an idea for Dustin to showcase his work and to be able to post content to a blog. A lot of custom work went into building this website. From building the website from Scratch […]

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