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CompuSmile case study
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at a glance
at a glance
direct client WordKraft Business Writing
indirect client The Timken Company
nature of work web design & development, Microsoft Office services
role subcontractor
time frame 2000.05 - present
status complete, with ongoing support as necessary
in a nutshell I enabled another small business to develop and deploy an intranet training site for its much-larger client.
 
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accomplishments
accomplishments
  • In conjunction with my direct client, WordKraft Business Writing, I developed an intranet training site for the Timken Company, an international, multi-billion-dollar bearings manufacturer and steel producer. (See sample screenshots below.)

  • I proofread, refined, and animated several training-related PowerPoint presentations, making them easier-to-read, better-understandable, and more aesthetically-pleasing to their target audience.

  • I optimized the file sizes of the PowerPoint presentations, removing up to 80% — or several megabytes' worth — of data from their original versions. Optimizing the file sizes drastically reduced the files' download times, making employees' access to the presentations feasible from their homes.

  • I constructed several self-scoring tests and incorporated them into the intranet to gauge the employees' understanding of the PowerPoint presentations.

  • I created a CD-based version of the site, making its home page pop up on-screen automatically upon insertion of the CD.

  • I converted Excel spreadsheets into an Access database, ensuring valid data formats and removing duplicate records programmatically.

  • I provided ready technical support to answer the questions of both WordKraft and Timken clients.

 
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see it for yourself
see it for yourself

web site design

Timken's training site is on an intranet (and thus inaccessible to anyone but privileged users), but the following screenshots demonstrate its basic look-and-feel.

Click on the thumbnail images below to open their full-size versions in a new window.

sample work, thumbnail

sample work, thumbnail

 
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tools & technology
tools & technology
tools
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver
  • Macromedia Fireworks
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel

technology

  • SQL
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • image file optimization
  • CD-autorun on Windows platforms
 
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don't take my word for it!
don't take my word for it!

"You are a freakin' genius. I love working with you. I am sure I could have figured out all that stuff — well maybe I could have — but you seem to be able to find the answers to every question. Thanks, as always, for your remarkable work. I wish everybody were as good at what they do as you. I am so very glad I found you. Your work is outstanding."

Tim Kraft
President
WordKraft Business Writing, Inc.

 

 
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