Brief description: Guide to riding and racing off-road motorcycles in the state of Georgia. Includes race schedules, track information, places to ride, an extensive dirt bike guide, and more.
The site has a mirror on a popular dirt biking site, 'dirtrider.net'. Since I didn't want to maintain two sites at once, with the same content, I have everything located on one server.
Main site: http://www.georgiaoffroad.com
Mirror site: http://gaoffroad.dirtrider.net
Aside from that, the other recent mods included reworking the top navigation from text to images. I did this as some platforms in NS displayed the bar incorrectly (even though I couldn't get this to occur on my test machines). The site now is now nearly identical in NS and IE, save a few given differences (text rolloevers for one).
When a successful login occurs, the left nav bar will let the user know by printing 'Logged in as: (username)' below the date in at the top of the column.
All table and background colors are coded with variables so that I can go in and change the site's color scheme on the fly.
The Dirt Bike Guide, MX Tracks, ORV Trails, and Race Schedule pages use php/mysql as a backend. The site administrator can edit, add, and delete any entry on the site via web interface.
Also, when reviews are posted to the site via registered members, an email is sent to the administrator containing the text of the review as well as links to edit or delete the review. This makes managing users much easier.
Finally, I developed a simple logging script to store users' IPs, time of visit, and referring page in a database for later analysis.
This is a project I've used to learn PHP & SQL, and to hopefully get a better grasp on basic productionn and design concepts. The site was originally cobbled together on geocities using one of the web-enabled page creators in 1998. I cringe thinking back on some of the early incarnations.
Since then I've applied myself to the task of learning more about creation and development of web sites. The entire site, save the guestbook and message board (which I intend to develop working replacements of my own in the future) was designed and produced by myself.
It is my hopes that this site will help in my goal of obtaining work in the web production industry. I'm sure it doesn't stack up to what pros could design, but hopefully my skills show some sign of potential
Thanks for having a look at it,
[Edited by mstembri on 12-31-2000 at 11:23 PM]