KEELA Development: web design, marketing, photography
This site contains many photos, each with its own thumbnail. Normally, each photo and each thumbnail are separate files requiring a separate request from the browser to the server. This makes the page slow to download and when you click a thumbnail, slow to bring up the associated image, making the site tedious to navigate. Instead KEELA merged all the images into a single super-image which is downloaded once to the browser and the browser crops and resizes on demand. It is faster, more responsive, less load on the server.
This website was created by KEELA so that content is fully editable in a web browser by the owner. Changes can then be made quickly without consulting technical personnel (click the diamond in the lower right corner of their home page to see the editing interface). Additional features: integration with the business's Facebook page, integration with a 3rd party reservation system, and a separate mobile site (going to the home page, mobile devices are automatically redirected to a simpler info-only website, also editable by the owner).
This website is completely database- and Twitter-driven. It automatically monitors Twitter for content and caches that content in a database for inclusion on the page. The pages are completely static with a timed job ('cron') that recreates the page on demand with updated content. This keeps the site fast without the overhead of a reverse caching proxy! The non-Twitter content is fully editable by the site owner in a web browser. Additional features: integration with Google Maps, new pages are added through a new database entry (no additional coding required), and an integrated Wordpress blogging interface utilizing custom templates to make the look-and-feel consistent with the rest of the site.