Nathan's Work

Here are some of the sites I have designed from the ground up:

pvcsnathan's rct
July 2005 - December 2008
pvcsnathan's rct
This was a RollerCoaster Tycoon fan site I started in high school. It was mildly popular and lasted for a few years. Unfortunately, with the community's diminished interest and recurring server problems, it finally died in 2008. I do still have a backup copy if you're interested in seeing it.
Hostify Networks
January 2009 - Present
Hostify Networks
I started Hostify Networks in January 2009. It serves as an umbrella for all of my projects to live under. It houses a blog where I share select code with the community as well as other small projects such as my uptime stats collection script and my Minecraft server.

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Hostify Me!
January 2009 - Present
Hostify Me!
Hostify Me! is a web hosting company I established in January 2009 along with Hostify Networks. It provides premium support and hosting to shared and reseller users. The target audience is those that I've built sites for. It's really a win-win situation. I build their site and take care of any problems that pop up and I get a steady income from it.

The frontend and theme were made from scratch. I was going to make my own billing and deployment system, but I decided that would be a poor use of time. I chose to use WHMCS instead since it is the de facto standard in the hosting industry and does everything I need (and more). For the community forum I am using Phorum because of the simplicity, usability, and easy extendability. The login and registration of the forum are integrated with WHMCS, so users only need to register and login in one place.

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AudioProbe.net Internet Radio
December 2009 - Present
AudioProbe.net
In December 2009 I set out to share my music library with the Internet. I built everything from scratch and worked hard to build an audience. It didn't take long until I achieved what is considered success (at least for a small hobby station). I had plenty of satisfied listeners, an average of $35 a month in donations (many stations get nothing), and a good rotation of music.

Unfortunately, continued costs of operation and income didn't match up and the money finally ran out in March 2012. I'm currently working on a plan to make this breakeven at the very least and hope to relaunch by the end of 2012.

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Common Good Fundraising
February 2010 - Present
Common Good Fundraising
I have been developing web applications for Common Good Fundraising since February 2010. CGF is a startup company that aims to help schools fundraise effectively.

Since this is a startup, I am working mostly by myself. I take care of development schedules, features, and writing and implementing the code.

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School Art Graphics
February 2010 - Present
School Art Graphics
This is the first site I developed for Common Good Fundraising. The site offers unique fundraising opportunities for schools by using art.

Each school gets access to an area to manage their teachers, classes, and students. The teachers can come up with their own projects or use some of the provided examples. The students then make a project and submit it to the site. School Art Graphics then takes what the student has made, digitizes it, and offers prints and various other accessories in the online store. Each student's parents are given unique credentials to access the store so they can purchase their desired items. The parents can also give the credentials to grandparents, family, etc. School Art Graphics makes a small percentage from each purchase, and the school gets the rest.

The site is coded from scratch in PHP and MySQL. A great deal of jQuery was used in the management area. Some special features that aren't immeditately obvious are the cart and affiliates system. These were made from scratch as well. The site has gone through two major versions thus far.

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School Auction Manager
June 2012 - Present
School Auction Manager
This is the second site I am developing for Common Good Fundraising. School Auction Manager offers complete management of schools' annual fundraising auctions. Participating schools have access to an extensive library of marketing materials, their own custom auction website, reports and statistics, and can have both online and live auctions. Payments are handled through PayPal.

Development and testing of the site is in progress.

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