Portfolio and Design Skills
The Removing the Masks web site was created in November 2007, and dedicated to Homeopathy for Sinead Humphries (MAHA), a fully registered and experienced Classical Homeopath who runs the Bentleigh East Homeopathic Health Centre in Melbourne, Australia. The content management of the site is powered by the popular Wordpress web publishing system, and the templates were custom-designed to provide Sinead with a site that would provide information about her services, give her the ability to easily modify her content, and to publish a journal.
Since February 2007 Maura has been the webmaster, blogger and editor of the fortnightly electronic newsletter of the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild. Maura inherited the legacy design of the web site, and has been slowly adding features - such as the web blog - and increasing the visability and availablity of information to members about issues that interest them the most: funding decisions, awards, competitions, and industry news. In October 2007 Maura and her husband custom-built a database that allowed members of the Guild to individually log in, read the nominated scripts for the Guild's first screenwriting awards (called the ZeBBies), and vote securely.
The Edgar Wallace Pub web site was launched in early 2005. Based in London, this leasehold pub is situated in a historic building dating back to 1777.
The site is written in PHP and pulls the data from a MySQL database. Information about the bar menu, its selection of real ales and sundry drinks, the pub's history, as well as photos of the premises and its function rooms are updated regularly to keep the locals, and the tourists, informed of the specials and events organised in the pub.
An Fáinne's web site was created in February 1998, and is updated monthly. The site's focus is on communicating information about the meetings of the group, and so the design is relatively simple, utilising CSS throughout. About two years ago it was awarded three shamrocks from Doras.
This is my business web site. In November 2000 I launched a daily web log, Babblogue Blog here, which was extremely popular. The content was a combination of personal commentry on the technology, the film industry, social issues, environmental concerns; all with a humourous slant. As my focus turned towards writing, I closed down Babblogue Blog and focused instead on the Arts, publishing, and the film industry.
Created in 2004, this web site is devoted to my work as a writer.