This is the official website for Gillsville, Georgia. I was the sole developer on the project, and built the local officials a system that allowed them to update the website easily and confidently. The system was designed in a way that, should any future needs arise, it can be easily updated to accommodate those new features - saving both time and money. This website also made the front page of the Gainesville Times newspaper a few days after its public launch.
I got involved with this startup after about a year of them trying to build this application. When I started, the only thing that existed were a bunch of satellite sites that really didn't do much other than show a video or present a non-working newsletter signup form. From that point, I designed the entire system, network architecture, payment solution logic and processing (it's not a typical, straight-forward point of sale like most transactions are), and have done some cleanup on the UI side remnant from past 3rd party UI developers brought in to design the client side while I focused on all of the aforementioned. After a lot of hard work, the system is finally garnering attention by everyone from Sony Records to Scooter Braun and Mark Cuban, Jon Bon Jovi to Thompson Square, and even some professional athletes. Sounds crazy I know, but the investors have some serious connections. With a little luck, this will be the one that will let me retire. Of course though, I'll never stop coding - I love doing it too much ;p
I was hired by Doperalski Realty at a time when they were at their most vulnerable — their previous developer had torn up their old website, started on a new one, and then disappeared. Unfortunately, this is a common theme in the developer community by those who just simply don't have the experience, knowledge, or skill to do what is needed, so they run off when they hit a brick wall. Regardless, I built them a system that even the least computer saavy person could use to maintain the website. It allows them to do everything from create and maintain new property listings, create agents and assign them to those properties, and more. Property profiles, agent remarks on each property, and more are built dynamically, taking the workload off them and allowing them to concentrate on what they do best - sell properties. And several years later? They're still happy.
While I will never do "adult" type sites, once in blue moon I'll step on the gray line a little bit if I can be talked into it, and it doesn't contradict my morals. In this case, I had a entrepreneurial client request an e-commerce platform selling herbal supplements with tons of customizations added to it over time. The end result is a pretty solid e-commerce platform that allows for sales, cross merchandising, promo/coupon codes, a free shipping module, searchable order history, the ability to add notes to every transaction, and more. This site has been around for awhile, and several tens of thousands of dollars have easily pumped through it.