I worked as a full-time Web Developer for Premier Media Group from September 4, 2007, until August 6, 2008. During this time I worked on a variety of projects culminating in the coordination of the Mind & Soul project.
I formed a significant part of the development team and created the majority of the XSLT, XHTML and CSS behind the Premier Media Group websites. I also coded a large number of C# pages and had an influence on the design decisions. Roald Sinissaar was the lead designer on these projects.
Mind & Soul (visit)
Liased between Premier Media Group and Mind & Soul to rebrand the existing website under the Premier Media Group banner.
The site is written in C# using the Sitecore CMS and features custom RSS feeds, comments and feedback forms.
Premier Christian Radio (visit)
Coordinated the transfer of hundreds of pages of content from an old ColdFusion based system into the Sitecore CMS. Involved regular expression parsing to convert tangled HTML mess into simpler modern XHTML.
Christianity Magazine (visit)
Created an archive of magazine articles from 2000 to 2008, stored in the Sitecore CMS system. The articles were cleaned using C# and regular expressions to eliminate a substantial amount of obsolete HTML.
Registered users are allowed to the entire archive whereas guests can only see the latest magazine entry.
Jobsearch monitor (visit)
Took over development after a team member left. Inspected existing XSLT templates and upgraded all of them to ensure the application produced XML style markup and the menus worked in an intuitive way.
Additional contract work, summer 09
I spent a couple of weeks at Premier Media Group working with Sitecore and fixing a variety of problems with the Christianity Magazine website that have arisen over the last year. I spent some of the first week lending a critical eye to the state of the webpage and implemented new features for the rest of the time.
Mind & Soul also received some attention. I provided a solution to XSLT condensing explicit end tags and also removed spam comments. Note to self: do not allow comments with an empty message as various bots around the internet like to submit forms.