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References - Web design & Search Engine Optimization

This is the online portfolio of creative professional Sverre Sjøthun. I'm currently living in Vancouver, Canada. I just got a job as a Search Engine Optimization Specialist at Riptown.com, a company serving the Online Poker and Casino company Bodog.com, a leader in the Online Gambling industry.

All websites are coded by hand and use table-less design (XHTML & CSS) unless the customer has different requirements. All projects are validated to W3C web standards unless otherwise specified by the customer. This has proven to be, by far, the most cost effective method, and thus saving you as a customer a lot of money.

In addition, hand coded means faster web sites as you don't get loads of unnecessary code generated from WYSIWYG editors such as FrontPage and DreamWeaver. The use of CSS for layout instead of tables further improves speed and load times on your site as the CSS file is loaded once and is then cached by your internet browser.

Hand coded websites and table-less design also has another major advantage over the traditional table and frame designs -- better rankings in search engines. The less code on your site, the better content-to-code ratio, and thus you automatically get better rankings. Using table-less design makes your website ready for Search Engine Optimization!

Top quality web design - maximum accessibility

"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect." -- Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web

Reference web sites

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Pro Football Betting

Address: www.pro-football-betting.com

Technology:

  • Validated XHTML 1.1 Strict and CSS
  • Table-less design
  • Static site
  • Flash

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and Project management
  • XHTML/CSS coding
  • QA and validation
  • Search Engine Optimization

Pro Football Betting is a microsite with information about NFL, College and pro football betting, rules and help. This site was designed by my good friend Alex Melnikov

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Villmarksweb.no

Address: www.villmarksweb.no

Technology:

  • Validated XHTML 1.1 Strict and CSS
  • PHP and SQL (Custom CMS)
  • Table-less design

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and Project management
  • Design and XHTML/CSS coding
  • QA and validation
  • Implementation of CMS
  • Webmaster and Media Manager

Villmarksweb.no is a website for my brother and four other Norwegian explorers containing pictures and articles from their expeditions to Svalbard, Greenland and in Norway.

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HiperPublish 2.0 Content Management System

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Technology:

  • Validated XHTML 1.1 Strict and CSS
  • PHP and SQL
  • Table-less design

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and Project management
  • Design and XHTML/CSS coding
  • QA and validation
  • Ad Campaign Banner

The HiperPublish product family is a web based portal that you can access anywhere as long as you have internet access on your computer or MAC. All versions are currently available in English and Norwegian.

Read more about HiperPublish 2.0 here.

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Straensenteret.no

Address: www.straensenteret.no

Technology:

  • Validated XHTML 1.1 Strict and CSS
  • Table-less design
  • Static site

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and Project management
  • Design and XHTML/CSS coding
  • QA and validation

Straensenteret is the second biggest mall in Stavanger City. They wanted a clean, stylish website with information about the different stores and so on. Content is still in progress.

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Fornebuklinikken.no

Address: www.fornebuklinikken.no (Note: new design not online yet)

Technology:

  • Validated XHTML 1.1 Strict and CSS
  • Table-less design
  • PHP and SQL

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and Project management
  • Design and XHTML/CSS coding
  • QA and validation

Fornebuklinikken is one of the most reknowned plastic surgery clinics in Norway with customers all over the country. Their website, online advertisement and SEO / SEM is the only PR they use, so it was very important for them to have a website that worked really well and that was coded with SEO in mind.

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Overklokking.no

Address: www.overklokking.no (Note: new design curretly being implementedt)

Technology:

  • XHTML 1.1 Strict, CSS
  • Table-less layout plus tables
  • PHP and SQL

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and Project management
  • Partially Design and all XHTML/CSS coding
  • QA and validation

Overklokking.no is a part of the Hardware.no network, the biggest network of IT and computer related websites in Norway.

They are currently implementing the new design, and they have a few problems because of their CMS. They are working on solving these bugs to comply with my original HTML and layout.

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Sydeneiendom.com

Address: www.sydeneiendom.com

Technology:

  • Validated XHTML 1.1 Strict and CSS
  • Table-less design
  • PHP and SQL (InfoPerfect CMS)

Responsibilities:

SydenEiendom is an agent office for Bergen Sol Invest AS in Rogaland and Vest Agder and is selling residences in Costa Blanca.

In addition, great positions in several search engines is important for them, as a part of their complete marketing strategy via our Search Engine Optimization programme.

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John Stone Fitness LLC

Address: www.johnstonefitness.com

Technology:

  • Validated XHTML 1.1 Strict
  • Table-less design
  • PHP and SQL (HiperPublish 2.0)

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and Project management
  • Design and XHTML/CSS coding
  • QA and validation

John Stone got tired of being sedetary and overweight and decided to do something about it. His willpower and dedication to changing his life for the better has been known all over the world, in newspapers, websites and online magazines. It started as a personal website, and evolved to an international success in only a few months.

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A-Optikk

Address: www.a-optikk.no

Technology:

  • Validated XHTML 1.1 Strict and CSS
  • WAI AAA
  • Table-less design
  • PHP and SQL (HiperPublish 1.0)

Responsibilities:

Arnøy Optikk is a local optician/optometrist in Stavanger with 4 branch offices. Since many of his customers has a visual handicap, this was a real challenge for us. Our main focus was to create a very clean design, and the whole site is validated to the highest W3C standard for accessibility WAI-AAA in addition to the normal XHTML and CSS validation.

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International Association for Energy Echonomics Norway

Address: www.iaee-norway.org

Technology:

  • XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS
  • Table-less design
  • PHP and SQL (HiperPublish 1.0)

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and Project management
  • Partially Design and XHTML/CSS coding
  • QA and validation
  • Copywriting

IAEE-Norway is the Norwegian department of International Association for Energy Echonomics, and consists of approximately 110 members, and they do their best to increase the understanding of how energy and economics relate to each other, and to provide a forum for the free exchange of these concepts.

They arrange quarterly member meetings and conferences occasionally, which cover energy topics and issues here in Norway, and discuss how these issues relate to the broader issues of the global energy scene.

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Microplex Norway

Address: www.microplex.no (Note: new design not online yet)

Technology:

  • XHTML 1.1 Strict and CSS
  • Table-less design
  • PHP and SQL (Custom CMS from third party)

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and Project management
  • Partially Design and all XHTML/CSS coding
  • QA and validation
  • Guidelines for Search Engine Optimization and customized CMS

Microplex Norway is the biggest online store in it's field in Norway, specializing in computer cooling and "modding" equipment.

In addition to partially design the site, I did all the HTML/CSS coding as well as supplied them with a guideline about how to optimize their custom content management system for Search Engine Optimization.

...many more projects coming up soon


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