Urban Out Sitters

The Design

Urban Out Sitters is a Chicago based professional pet care facility providing multiple services for both dogs and cats. In order to bring in new clients, they needed to improve upon their site.

The previous site was created and maintained by one of the company owners using Microsoft FrontPage. The original site contained a large amount of content which I wanted to take and organize better. Because of the large amount of content, I decided to make sure the site loaded in a relatively quick manner, so images are used only when necessary. I decided to make the navigation menu text based, using CSS and JavaScript. The header is a flash file as per the client's request to have some animation associated to the site. However, at only 10KB, this flash file maintains the idea of a "light weight" site. The only other images used are in the section on the top right side of the interface, which rotate on page load, and other miscellaneous images used for marketing purposes. The image rotation tool was written in JavaScript.


In addition to an external (public) website, I developed an administrative interface that allows employees to login, review and approve/decline pending applicants (obtained from the new client application), view details on existing clients, and view schedules. "Super" administrators have the ability to create employees as well. This utilizes a ColdFusion back-end with an Access database.

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Technologies Used

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Macromedia Flash
  • Macromedia Fireworks
  • ColdFusion
  • SQL
  • Access

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Home Page
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New Client Application
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Administrative Application