Over the past 15 years, Swami Neelamber has designed, developed, and maintained a number of very special web sites for friends and a wide array of businesses. Here you will see effective, engaging and award winning sites, all of them hand coded and incorporating www.w3c.org web design standards.
If you need one, Swami can help your business achieve it’s potential.
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Riddled with coding anomalies, it was one of my first web sites and lovingly hand coded in MS Notepad.
Ah, those were the days!
There’s a complete collection now over on Facebook
Paxifica is a vibrant and unique performance and production entity. Sally Hollis-Mcleod was commissioned and created this very elegant and deceptively simple looking web design. Starting with her InDesign file I created several XHTML and CSS templates for Paxifica.
There’s an unusual menu, and a JQuery lightbox is used for both images and videos.
Global Suitcase celebrates the creativity of International musician Sambodhi Prem and the stunning art of Sandipa. Sambodhi also designed his own website, but years of Dreamweaver design view took its toll on code integrity.
I re-coded dozens of pages and optimised the SEO for the site. I also created a new XHTML and CSS table-less template for Global Suitcase that will be gradually integrated sitewide.
In 2008 Robbie Piacun and his team produced the external timber joinery for a home built by BJ Wilson Builders. A stunning Crosson Clarke Carnachan designed home, it was a Gold Medal Winner at the 2008 House of the Year Awards.
This single page web site showcases this fact and equips Grandvue Joinery with an effective online presence. Many more pages will follow.
Fragrance of the East
Created for the International musician Chinmaya Dunster. Chinmaya and his Celtic Ragas Band played in a concert for the environment at Pune, India in 2006. He also produced a stunning DVD of the multimedia event. Chinmaya felt to make that DVD available as a FREE download, and this multilingual website was created.
The site has been now archived here as Chinmaya’s many projects are all on his own website: www.chinmaya-dunster.com
Patrick James Blair
Patrick James Blair, one time Airman — Soldier — Rancher — Hotelier, recently finished book one of his trilogy “Regents of the Deep”
I created this simple but unique website for the author.
With some publishing delays, this site is still in final development.
Makeup by Annabel
Design, build and development of Annabel’s new web site.
I used state of the art image transparency throughout, with the resultant soft layered effect emphasizing subtleties in Annabel’s many makeup styles.
Created with all modern browsers in mind: Firefox, Safari, Chrome, IE7. There’s a fall back version for IE6, IE5.5, et al.
Yasha Lavie is a healer and medium. In 1997 he started channeling the healing ways of the Essenes.
I created Yasha’s initial web presence above. It suitably showcased his rich and diverse work.
His primary focus now is the International College of Essene Healing: www.essenecollege.com
Major rebuild - My friend Daiden is one of Fremantle’s most respected Reflexologists. He lost his webmaster before this interactive site was ever finished. I repositioned his brilliant logo, re-did graphics, tweaked fonts, re-wrote half the XHTML, and created a new CSS style sheet ...
It’s always tricky picking up where some other webmaster has left off. That said, www.solefeeling.com now validates to www.w3c.org standards and looks mighty fine as well.
Jacqui Walker Photography
Jacqui Walker was the official photographer during the visit of HH the 14th Dalai Lama to New Zealand in 2002. She needed an Internet site to display and sell the many brilliant images that she’d captured during the Dalai Lama’s visit. This web site (now archived) was the result.
Dalai Lama images can be found at Jacqui’s new web site - www.jacquiwalker.co.nz. Also on display is a wide selection of her more recent photography.
Imagine You & Me is an up market service bringing kindred spirits together. Their site was launched in 2006.
Salt Design was commissioned to create the branding. I was Imagine’s Web producer at the time, and the result of my PhotoShop and XHTML/CSS coding efforts were this original web site - now archived.
Their new CMS version is at www.imagineyouandme.net.
Aravindi’s Chocolate Memory Test
Implemented the chocolate and developed the challenge. This site not only gives my good friend Aravindi an easy way to deal with her chocolate addiction, but it also helps improve her memory - both during the same frustrating on-line sitting!
How fast can you complete the test? Under three minutes would be pretty good. Hint - reset the clock first!
Try it right now ... Check your memory here!
Originally created in 1999 as a small eleven page brochure site, it eventually grew to become - in the words of one of the original owners - "the most expensive Web site in New Zealand!" Oceania is NZ’s largest Sound and Lighting hire company, and their web site simply grew with the business.
It ended up with 5822 hand coded pages ... Years of work!
In 2008 Oceania’s new management opted for a small CMS platform and a dramatically scaled down web presence.
Oceania Lighting division’s stand alone web site was originally created in 2002. I supplied most of the photography and it eventually grew to well over 1000 very visual pages.
Although the design was partially based on the original Oceania Audio template, I created a very different graphic feel to emphasize Lighting’s stunning indoor/night-time visual effects.
Oceania Beta 3
To bring Oceania’s web presence into the 21st century and in line with their market leading expertise, I designed this new template early in 2007 to replace the two shown above.
It was however a conventional XHTML/CSS based design, and consequently required a Web master...
Oceania management chose the current CMS (Content Management System) minus this webmaster - www.oceania-audio.co.nz
Oceanius Oceania Oceanium
Originally created as a small two page brochure site in memory of all those who went before. It eventually grew to become... a brilliant vehicle of truth. Oceanius Oceania Oceanium proved to be NZ’s largest training ground for Sound and Lighting production personnel, but sadly, many fell by the wayside, even as this web site was being constructed.
Years of work by hundreds has ended with the millions earned being in just two pockets!
This site was created as a visual memento of the legendary 2004 concert by the New Zealand group Zeppelin Live.
On June 19th these four musicians performed live at the mighty Saint James Theatre in Auckland.
Oceania supplied the sound, the lighting, and two members of the band!
Created in the dead of night for a brilliant young film-maker named Sam Peacocke. Shortly after this template was completed Sam’s career took off in a totally new direction. Now his exceptional talent will be found over at Robber’s Dog - http://www.robbersdog.co.nz
The page works like a frame set without actually being one ... if you know what I mean. Needs a little fine tuning and someone else’s name. Your’s perhaps?
In 2001 the ‘Berry’ closed and sadly the Golden Era of Trance in New Zealand came to an end. Always remembered as the original home of Underground Trance in NZ, this is my personal tribute to Auckland’s Legendary Normanby Road Dance Venue, the Berry.
Includes Swami’s absolutely brilliant but completely useless screen-waster “RandomBerry III” (with FREE zip download).
I know you won’t believe your luck!
Based on the original Dos Version 1.60 of Juggle Master by Ken Matsuoka.
I implemented this Windows version as one of the best ways to learn juggling. Especially handy if a personal trainer such as Carl Wanoa doesn’t happen to be nearby.
Juggle uses all 18 of Ken’s Java files. It’s heaps of fun!
Absolutely the best outdoor excursion for ages. Only an hour North of Auckland city and a vast panorama of friendly faces and phat sounds greeted all who came.
This is my personal record of the journey - a few beautiful days very much out of the ordinary.
Also created in the dead of night, but only to help pass a little time, honest. Blue Sky Zen’s Kaleidoscope, or Neid (Zeitschrift/Projekt) for short, is a classic Java based time-waster.
The lovely Kaleidoscopic patterns are quite addictive and easily triggered by a range of user selectable images.
Hours of eye candy!
Mathematically it’s actually possible to solve the puzzle in only three clicks, irrespective of one’s wealth ...
Pop the kettle on!
Over the years I’ve created numerous other small web sites. Many of which were merely a solitary long page! Mind you, some had as many as eleven, and while they’re probably of little or no interest, I’ve cunningly archived them here to improve my Google, Bing, and Cuil rankings ...
Nah, just kidding!