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Client: Diesel Specs
DieselSpecs.com is an e-commerce website which sells access to hard to find diesel engine technical specifications. The owner also runs several other successful websites as well as a full time machine shop in Syracuse, NY. Their problem was when customers called asking them to page through lengthy manuals and manually retrieve the "specs". As their online business grew so did the amount of time they were investing into this work and it became apparent they needed to automate the process as much as possible.
Over the course of several months they were able to catalog the most popular data into a database. At which point, the e-commerce system was built around the database. Using simple integration with PayPal's payment gateway API they now have a successful and profitable automation process to manage their data.
For this project, I designed the wireframes, the interface, the workflow, & the database. I also built a custom PHP framework, and created all the graphics including the logo. The site has a full administrative back end with product management and customer account management capabilities. DieselSpecs.com has been live for more than a year with no significant issues.