Projects

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Programming Projects

Autominder

A vehicle maintenance tracking program written using PHP, AJAX, JavaScript, and MySQL. It is designed to manage a small fleet of vehicles and to track repair costs, scheduled maintenance, and other tasks related to vehicle care.  Autominder now has it’s own page; check it out here.

CorelDraw Macro – Spirals

Most of my design work is done in CorelDraw X5.  I have spent some time in other applications using VisualBasic so I wanted to try to incorporate that experience into automated image creation.  This particular macro draws a square spiral according to the parameters coded into the macro.  Here is an image of the result (the image to the right is the result of centering all the lines – an unexpected result):

Projects - BlueCapra - Result of the CorelDraw VisualBasic macro to produce a spiral - created by Alan ReevesProjects - BlueCapra - Result of the CorelDraw VisualBasic macro to produce a spiral - all lines centered on page - created by Alan Reeves

If you want to make your own square spirals, here is the VisualBasic macro in a text file.  To use it, just open your VisualBasic editor in CorelDraw, paste the text, and run the macro.

Internet, Marketing, and SEO Projects

Bliss Bridal, LLC

Bliss Bridal is a startup bridal shop located in the shopping district of downtown Fairhope, AL. The site was already designed and in place. Several modifications of content, keywords, and meta tags were completed as well as the addition of a blog and more images. The results are as follows:

  • Using Google, a search was made on March 7, 2011 with the search term “bridal fairhope AL”. Bliss Bridal showed up as number 111 in the search results. Under other search terms, Bliss Bridal did not show up within the top 400+ listings, when the search was abandonded.
  • Several enhancements to the site were made, including search engine submission, keyword changes, content changes, etc.
  • Using Google, a search was made on March 17, 2011, again with the search term “bridal fairhope AL”. Bliss Bridal showed up as number 1 in the search results, with a map. When searching using the search term “bridal shop near Mobile, AL” in Google Maps, Bliss Bridal show up as number 21 out of 284 (as of 3-19-11) even though the shop is located in the next county.

1st on Google

I decided to embark on a journey to rank 1st on Google for my name, Alan Reeves.  I am sharing my strategy and progress.  Currently (01-26-14) I am at #2.  For more details, please read my posts detailing my journey:

Graphic Design

  • Custom QR bar code gallery