Keeping Up With Teejay!

Design, Website Development, Marketing, Maintenance & Consulting - Since 1994


Websites for Creatives

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Websites for Creatives

I was a stranger in a strange land. After moving to Los Angeles in 1998, I had to find a way to reach out and find my first customers. Fortunately, being a roadie to a couple of Hollywood bands and having my own band in Culver City, I was exposed to a large number of creatives. These potential clients were just then getting to understand how this “new” technology would help them market themselves more effectively. What better way was there than to offer 10-free website designs to those around me. After having a pivotal lunch with writer, music art critic, and artist representative, Craig Stephens, I was introduced to his clientele, some of whom would become my first clients. This group included Robert Reynolds, Jeremy Kidd, Richard and JoAnn Patterson.  

Read On

MrMind Returns to the Small Screen for a Little AI History

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
MrMind Returns to the Small Screen for a Little AI History

Yes, this project was definitely one for the annals of computer history and I am glad to be a part of it. MrMind, a humble chatbot, conducts The Blurring Test, a timely reversal of the Turing Test. Since 1998, MrMind has challenged visitors to the site to convince him that they are human and so far, no one has. MrMind's creator, Peggy Weil, suggests that a new definition of human is in order: Who or what do we think we are in relation to our creations? As Peggy was giving another presentation of the application she developed in the late 90’s, she had problem. The MrMnd website was in Flash and unpresentable. Under a tight time-constraint, using both my knowledge of the Flash application and new technologies, my job was to redesign the site so that it was presentable on all devices. However, my challenge, upon Peggy’s request, was to mirror the animation within Flash and have it play out in the HTML environment utilizing a combination of Javascript, J-Query and CSS4.The extreme challenge was to make all of the animation responsive so that it played out well on all devices. 

Read On

Andrea Cagan Promotes New Book, “Memoirs of a Ghost”, at Her New Site

Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Andrea Cagan Promotes New Book, “Memoirs of a Ghost”, at Her New Site

Thank you Steven Shmerler, of SASNet Design, for introducing Andrea Cagan to me back in 2004 and having me develop her first website in Flash. Her site lasted a good 11 years before she needed to upgrade it to promote her new audio biography “Memoirs of a Ghost: One Sheet Away”. In fact, she liked the design so much she wanted to retain as much of it as possible. Utilizing the Business Catalyst platform, responsive web design and having good content to work with, I created a site that I hope will last another 11 years for Andrea. 

Read On

Keep the Design, Lose the Flash

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Keep the Design, Lose the Flash

Once again, another long-time client with a Flash site comes to me to update their site to make it more contemporary and responsive. Gerald Friesleben of Foley Friesleben, a communication consultancy of Sherman Oaks, Ca was a client of MC Brand Studios of Thousand Oaks, Ca when I took one of their website designs and produced a Flash-driven website. Seven years later, Gerald, still loving his design, wanted to blog and make his site responsive so he came to me for the update. So with MC Brand Studio’s permission, using the Business Catalyst platform, I developed a site that incorporates the exact same design, but this time added responsive design, a blog, an email campaign service, and announcement modules. 

Read On

The End of Flash-driven Websites for Good

Tuesday, January 01, 2013
The End of Flash-driven Websites for Good

Yes, I was good at developing fast loading, well-design and developed Flash sites since 1999. I was so good that I won several design awards and taught the subject matter at Otis College of Art & Design. That was 16 years ago! Thanks to Steve Jobs and Apple, and the need for speed and quick-access to content, by not just the users but also search engines, Adobe has finally killed the Flash application for web-development purposes.  

Read On

Recent Posts


Archive


Categories

Tags

Email Campaign Services Polly Pitchford Shopify E-Commerce Platform Deep Waters Sundahl Restoration LLC Helms Daylight Studio Political Websites California Association of Resource Conservation Districts Varshini Soobiah Website Template Design Stationery Meta Data Kate Holgate Websites for Medical and Holistic Centers Kindle Tresha Peters Foley Friesleben Target Security Denise Kamena Melissa Greenberg Sucre Websites for Non-profits SCOPO HireEvents Ballet Website Creative Collaboration Book Cover Design Website Design and Development Sacramento Robert Vera Bookmarks Jeremy Kidd MGM Amazon CMS Generating New Business Websites for Lawyers Navigant Research ReadyMag Eugene Bustillos Venice Website Design and Development Social Media Marketing Websites for the Performing Arts Renewable Energy Consultant Website CARCD Websites for psychologists Local Marin Basement Repair Website G-Suite Google Analytics Macromedia Renewable Energy Yelp Website Design San Rafael Charlotte Ashlock Nickelodeon Waterproofing Service Website Wordpress Website Repair Kombi Haus Carole Armour-Greenbaum Linda Larsen Blogging Engine Database Restaurant Website One-pagers Psychologist website MP3 GoLive Motivational Speaker Website Los Angeles Ballet School California Drought Report Carole Greenbaum Customer Care Finest Coupons of Marin Magazine POACCC photo gallery Subscribers Hospital Website Design Barrel House 101 Email Marketing Studio Rental Website Basic Plus Hosting Richard Patterson Site 51 The Turing Test Drupal-based Website MC Brand Studios Clay and Wood Florida State University Regina Clark Digidome Designs Wix Websites for Auto Body Shops Websites for Health and Wellness Responsive Joy Strategy Private Chef Property Rental Website Customer Support iPhone iOS Compatibility AirBnB Los Angeles Ballet Los Angeles Ballet Summer Course Book Launch Anthony Nex Steven Shmerler SAAS Memoirs of a Ghost Care Provider Website Weebly SASNet Design Artist Website Content Management Blessing of the Bicycles Emporia Group, LLC Elk Grove Greener Gardens Need Three Set Stylist Website Sundahl Water Proofing Amanda Platt Mimi Donaldson Ecommerce Website Design Eco Friendly Domestic Abuse Survivor Website Site Planning Referrals SEO Sporting Good Store Website Venice Beach, CA CreateSpace IAMTEEJAY Google Webmaster Tools Customer Interaction Re-branded Asolo Conservatory for Professional Actor Training Mort Sahl Job Journal webCommerce Hosting Fitness Equipment Website Posters Helms Bakery Building Complex SSL Certificates Social Media Account Management Residential Basement Repair Organic Products Pamalita Robert Reynolds Advance Building Solutions Petey Mack Customers Pacific Coast Chemical Company Sobiage Media Javascript Los Angeles-based Landscape Architect JoAnn Patterson Featured Dreaweaver Author Websites Logo Design Stephen Colbert: The Late Show Customer Education Peter Asmus Robin Williams Copyright Locally-made Bug Alerts The Foundation Success Author Website Peggy Weil The Blurring Test Software as a Service Mirror A Warrior's Faith Animation for Websites Turquoise Woman Homes Photography Website Websites for Mill Valley Businesses Otis College of Art & Design Google Apps Abbot Kinney Catherine Kanner Gerald Friesleben Project Management sitemap.xml The Parole Officers Association of Contra Costa County SSL Research Brand Identity Wordpress Website Maintenance J-Query Website for Creatives Lisa Gimmy Glen Alexander Joel Fireworks Musicians Business Catalyst WebApp John Scalzi Website Maintenance Google+ STONE Construction Company Souk Shawarma Brand Identity Development Relationship Author Website Marin County Eileen McDargh Episcopal Impact Fund Desi Payne Website Design Los Angeles Rachel Joel Surfing Dave Caperton The Forever Deal Leather Etching The Pub at Chino Hills Justin Campbell Poink Marketing LinkedIn Squarespace New Work Aspen Baker Cyber Rain MrMind Websites for Auto Mechanics HHWNC John Maxwell Team Projectile Secure Sockets Layer State of California Organization of Probation Officers Bing Webmaster Tools Passwords Sarasota Frank Simonelli Kristine Nex Speaker Website Holiday Gifts Speaking of Joy Website Design San Francisco Direct TV Facebook Tony Carlson Website Design Walnut Creek Still Life Photography E-commerce CD-Rom Galcon, Inc. CSS4 CRM Postcards webMarketing Hosting Muse Keynote Speaker Website Music Construction Company Website Twitter Community Organization Website David Eddington Author Services Sarasota, FL Marketing Collateral Adobe Clips for a Cause Los Angeles, CA Throckmorton Theatre Dana Carvey Business Catalyst Mailing List CSS3 Chef Website Content Management Systems Andrea Cagan Kaitlin Ashworth Los Angeles Mitigation Specialist Website Eileen McDarch Landscape Architect Website Stinson Beach Google Tech-Hero Wordpress Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council Book Covers Veteran Support Website Flash Lavender Farmer Website Content Management System Lori Parr Lavender Lori Online Marketing Search Engine Optimization Book Promotion Websites Fine Artist Tell The Cloud Blog Dreamweaver The Suncoast View Websites for Theaters San Francisco Faith Jones Business Catalyst Email Marketing Marc Robinson Graphic Designer Disney Web Apps Wheel Concepts Pathfinder Communications The True Leader Creed Websites for Artist PhotoShop