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Portfolio - Sample Website Projects by Computer Friendly Associates (CFA)

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CFA developed a new and improved website for MNS - Moments Notice Services, a Chicago real estate development company. The website uses WordPress technology as a content management system to enable easy updating of the site's content. CFA developed a customized photo slideshow widget using Javascript, HTML5, and CSS. The website uses a photo slideshow on many of its pages to display photos of the impressively beautiful exteriors and interiors constructed by MNS, including multi-unit apartment buildings and businesses. CFA included "responsive design" for the MNS website to optimize displays on mobile devices including phones and tablets.
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ThePenMarket.com hired CFA to develop both a website and an administration tool for its new online business. CFA worked with ThePenMarket.com to create an optimized, professional, and unique e-commerce site that is as clutter-free as possible so site-visitors can focus on the products. A custom mobile-friendly slideshow animation shows his products off well and links to the product for sale. CFA also created other custom graphics for this site as requested by the client. CFA utilized sketches provided by the business owner for the development of the site.
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CITA hired CFA to develop both a website and an online database administration tool for its tennis league. This, easy-to-use, highly customized tool enables team captains to easily send emails to their members. The system has approximately 2000 players and 150 teams at this time. Team captains log into the system to update their rosters, schedule their players for matches, and update tennis match scores. The site includes a blog for news items and custom graphics we helped create.
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CFA created the website for Senior Opinions - Opinions From a Senior Point of View. Their staff of reviewers are all successful entrepreneurs or senior corporate executives who are at least 70 years of age. This new venture has great potential and we are proud to have created their platform. Currently, they offer reviews for movies and restaurants. In the future, well, let's just say the expansion plans and possibilities are very exciting!
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NAMI CCNS is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Cook County North Suburban chapter. They offer supportive resources for people with mental illnesses, their families, other caregivers, and professionals in the industry. CFA gladly built a customized interactive WordPress website for NAMI CCNS that they can easily update anytime. We maintain their site for them at their request and have created many custom graphics for them over time. NAMI CCNS is customized with: two ways to donate via PayPal, sign-up to join NAMI, newsletter form, volunteer form, and an email list-serve.
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CFA created the website for Ravenlux Apartments based on print brochures. This new real-estate venture is located in a hot area of Chicago. We have worked with the owner for many years, so we were very happy when they took our recommendation to make much of the website text more web-friendly, instead of static graphic-based text. The site currently has web-friendly slide-shows, a contact form, and several PDF downloads for other forms and apartment (and building) layouts.
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Chris Hauri of White Iguana, Inc. hired CFA to develop, design, and help maintain the MirrorWomen.com website. The website is for her venture Mirror Image which aims to help women get to know and like the woman in the mirror. Mirror Image offers Workshops and Resources for women over 50. This WordPress-based website allows the site owner to update and change most of the site content quickly and easily. MirrorWomen.com includes many different sections and varied functionality in the site including: space for three bloggers, newsletter sign-up, online payments with PayPal, workshop listings with online registration, and more.
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Attorney Robert Cotter hired CFA to develop a basic bi-lingual (English and Spanish) website as a client or potential client resource. Together we chose professional photos, developed his logo, and created his Wordpress site so he could update much of the content as necessary. We look forward to helping him grow his business over time.

GHP Group, Inc.

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CFA has worked with GHP Group for many years, including developing a private, secured, highly-customized online database system. The system enables GHP Group to track international overseas shipping information.
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Nathaniel Cerf came to us with an idea for a website to market his artistic talents of Writing and Photography. Creative Services a la Cerf is an easy-to-use gallery of his photos as well as a nice section for links to some of his more well-known written works online. CFA built CerfWriting-Photo.com with WordPress and several useful plug-ins. Mr. Cerf can easily update all page content, including photos and text. He can also add additional photo galleries and send out newsletters.
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Manuel Galvan hired CFA to design and develop this classic website to promote Vantage Point Marketing, an elite public relations and media relations business. Each page presents a unique customized header graphic collage we created for him. The website includes a monthly newsletter, photo gallery, and a "contact us" data form. We enjoyed the artistic opportunities during development and always look forward to updating the Hispanic / Lation News page of his website once a month.
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Breath of Blue came to us as a referral from one of our early clients. She wanted to start a completely new adventure... writing about her experiences, thoughts, and feelings. The turnaround was indeed fast and she was blogging in no time. We used a Wordpress template and customized it for the look she was going for. We also customized some of the functionality for her and walked her through the best ways to use some of the tools that are available to blogs. This accomplished author has since published a book or two!
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Patricia Heenan, M.A. was referred to us by a friend involved in green and sustainable business practices. As a Spiritual Healer/Educator and Certified Reiki-ssage® Practitioner Patricia wanted a very basic and simple static website that would put her clients and potential clients at ease. Spiritual Release gave CFA the opportunity to build a customized classic website for a wonderful empathetic Reiki-ssage healer on a budget. CFA diligently and successfully worked with Patricia to achieve her vision for the website to be a peaceful place of calm and focus.