Charles A Upsdell

Website Design

Portfolio: Websites & Concept Pages

This page lists websites and concept pages I have created since 1998. The oldest sites are more primitive, because they were designed in an era when browsers were much less capable and the Internet was much slower.

Other pages in this portfolio list:

Note : if you’re interested in an amateur sports site, see my portfolio’s page titled Sports Sites.

Websites 

Here are websites I have made, most active, some inactive:

Active Websites 

These sites are active, though some team sports sites are rarely updated because their playing seasons are over:

  • Browser News: a weekly web-based newsletter that offers news about browsers and web design, links to browsers old and new, design resources, and internet stats. 42 pages. Created in 1998, redesigned several times.

  • Mississauga Majors Baseball Teams 2000-2013: local élite baseball teams. 580 pages. Perl programs are used for generating map pages and to enable managers to do some site administration. Created in 2000, heavily redesigned twice. Note : JavaScript must be enabled for some pages to work, beginning in 2007.

  • Saint Edward the Confessor Anglican Church: a church site. 35 pages. Created in 1998.

  • Security News: a weekly web-based newsletter that gives news about security fixes for common PC software. 5 pages. Created in 1999, redesigned several times.

  • Stiritz.net: a professional photographer’s photo galleries. 15 pages. Created in 2006, enhanced in 2008. Note : JavaScript must be enabled. Note : the client specified the look and feel of each page, right down to the finest detail, so I cannot claim credit for the site’s appearance. Note : the client does minor maintenance on the site, so infelicities may have crept in.

  • Alma A Upsdell Family Tree: a personal genealogical site. 425+ pages. Created in 1999, redesigned twice.

Inactive Websites 

These sites are inactive: none are being updated, except perhaps to bring them more in line with current coding practices; some sites are fragments of previously deployed sites.

The oldest sites were designed to work well with primitive browsers which are now extinct; those sites, therefore, do not make use of features offered only by modern browsers.

Created in 2009:
  • Mississauga North Stars 2009-2011: local hockey teams. 79 pages. Small Perl programs are used to enable administrators to do some site administration. Created in 2009. Note : JavaScript must be enabled for some pages to work.

Created in 2008:
  • Georgetown Eagles Baseball Teams 2008-2009: local élite baseball teams. 55 pages. Small Perl programs are used to enable administrators to do some site administration. Created in 2008. Note : JavaScript must be enabled for some pages to work.

Created in 2007:
  • NCOHA Predators: a site for a youth hockey association, the North Central Ontario Hockey Association, which fields 8 élite teams. 290 pages. Small Perl programs are used to enable administrators to do some site administration. Created in 2007, terminated in 2013.

  • Ontario Lightning Hockey Clubs: a site for an élite youth hockey association. Created in 2007, terminated in 2008 due to the client’s failure to pay. 63 pages. Note : the site was tweaked in 2010 to bring it in line with modern coding practices.

  • Toronto Titans Minor Bantam AAA Hockey 2007/2008: a local élite boys’ hockey team. 25 pages. Created in 2007. Caution : this site is no longer updated, since the 2007/2008 season is over; some links may have broken since then. Note : the site was tweaked in 2010 to bring it in line with modern coding practices.

Created in 2006:
  • Mississauga Terriers Peewee AA Hockey 2006/2007: a local boys’ hockey team. 9 pages. Note : this is a very low budget site, so it lacks many features found in other sports sites. Note : this site is no longer updated, since the 2006/2007 season is over; some links may have broken in the meanwhile.

Created in 2002:
  • Erindale Cardinals 2003: a baseball team. 31 pages. Note : Internet Explorer 8 seems to have a bug which can make pages display incorrectly. Note : this site is no longer updated, since the 2003 season is long over; some links may have broken since then. Note : the site was tweaked in 2010 to bring it in line with modern coding practices. See also: Erindale Blue Jays 2001 and 2002.

Created in 2000:
  • International Lawyers’ Group: a lawyers’ association. 90+ pages. Created in 2000. After Dec 2009 updates were done by a Swiss designer under the auspices of a Swiss lawyer, so my involvement with the site ceased. Sometime later the site was abandoned.

Created in 1999:
  • John Adams: a Toronto City Councillor. Was 130+ pages. Note : this site is no longer accessible, as Mr. Adams let his site expire after opting not to run in the 2000 election: only a copy of the home page is accessible, and links are no longer active.

  • North American Decal: a graphic arts company that offers OEM, fleet, and promotional graphic services. Was 12 pages. Note : this site was later redesigned by someone else; the link goes to a copy of the last version I made.

  • WebSightServices: a website integrator. Was 11 pages. Note : the company shut down during the .com collapse. Note : the home page takes a very long time to load for those with dial-up connections, since it has a huge graphic selected by the client.

Concept Pages 

Here are concept pages: pages created to present design ideas. Because they are not production pages, links in the concept pages are often inactive, and links to external pages may have expired. The design of newer pages is better that that of older pages. Note : concept pages are rarely, if ever, updated, so the newest pages may not work well with long obsolete browsers, and the very oldest pages may not work as well with the newest browsers.

Created in 2011:
Created in 2009:
  • Fraser Presbytery: a concept site for a church organization. Links in this site are not active.

Created in 2008:
Created in 2007:
  • Modern Access Systems: a rough concept site for an international vendor of access control systems. Links in this site are active, but only a few pages exist, so clicking on many pages will go to pages which do not exist.

  • Mississauga Terriers Minor Bantam AA: a concept site for hockey team. Links in this site are not active. There is a more modern design, created in 2011, which looks similar with the leading-edge 2011 browsers.

  • Surplus Machine Tool: a concept site for a seller of used manufacturing equipment, machine tools, and metalworking machinery. Links in this site are not active.

Created in 2006:
  • Coalition for Persons with Disabilities: a concept site for an organization working with the disabled; the concept site fixed problems described in a detailed critique. This is a re-make of an existing Dec. 2005 site. Links in this site are active.

  • Galleria: a concept site demonstrating a photo gallery. Links in this site are active. Note : this is made for modern browsers.

Created in 2003:
  • Calendar: a simple multilingual perpetual calendar, implemented in Perl, with the calendar displayed very compactly.

  • ERT Inc.: a concept page for an environmental investigation and remediation firm. This is a re-make of an existing Aug. 2003 site. Links in this site are not active. Note : the site was tweaked in 2010 to bring it more in line with modern coding practices.

  • Ultek: a concept site for a internet host provider. This is a re-make of an existing Mar. 2003 site. Links in this site are not active. Updated in 2006 to fix an IE7 problem.

Created in 2002:
  • Qualikom: a concept site for a internet host provider. This is a re-make of an existing Mar. 2002 site. Links in this site are not active.

Created in 2001:
  • Mississauga Chess Club: a concept site for a chess club. This is a re-make of an existing Aug. 2001 site. Links in this site are active.

  • Pickwick Farm: a concept site for a farm. This is a re-make of an existing Aug. 2001 site. Links in this site are active.

  • Saints Martha and Mary Parish: a concept site for a parish. Links in this site are active.

  • Volunteer Centre of Peel: a concept site for a city volunteer organization. This is a re-make of an existing June 2001 site. Links in this site are active.

Created in 2000:
  • Astrological Forecasts (1): a concept page for a site to be used to sell astrological forecasts. Links in the page are not active.

  • Astrological Forecasts (2): a concept page for a site to be used to sell astrological forecasts. Links in the page are not active.

  • Mancor Industries, Ltd.: a concept page for an industrial firm. This is a re-make of an existing Dec. 2000 site. Links in this site are not active.

Created in 1999:
  • Home Business Place: a concept for a business portal. Links in this site are not active. Note: this is made for modern browsers.

  • Mother Teresa School: a concept site for a school. Links in this site are active. There is a more modern design, created in 2011, in which links are not active.

  • WoodFantasies: a concept page for a site to be used to sell handcrafted accessories to needlework enthusiasts. Links in the page are not active.