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I have 27 years of experience as a professional software developer. I have a degree in Multimedia, another in Interactive Media, and more than enough credit hours to earn a degree in Software Engineering.

I discovered programming and multimedia in the mid-1990s. In 1998, I switched my college major for a third time. I had finally found something that was fascinating to me. While attending the University of Advancing Technology, I started out working for small web design agencies. In my junior year, I was chosen by the university out of 200 other applicants to become the Webmaster for the public internet website, as well as the university's private intranet website. I worked in the IT department for over three years, and I really enjoyed earning such valuable knowledge. Within the first month, my goal was to organize 30,000 university documents into a massive new website overhaul. I was responsible for developing custom client-side, and server-side software systems. I developed applications for both Windows and Linux OS platforms. I administered database servers, and web servers running Internet Information Services. I designed and created user interfaces for dozens of software tools used by the university and its students. I managed interns, developed tools for marketing, and tools to facilitate efficient collaboration and convenient communication between all students and staff. I worked alongside the Search Engine Optimization director and developed extensive expertise in internet marketing.

In 2003, I completed a 5-year effort to launch my own e-commerce website. I hosted millions of retail products from 5,300 retailers in thousands of shopping categories. I developed large custom software suites, writing hundreds of thousands of code in total. That's just a minuscule snapshot of my experience, but I'm running out of characters, so I will end it here.



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GeneralMy Inline Menu Item Reordering Feature is Almost Complete Pin
Steve Raw20-Dec-23 17:05
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I've built a system that allows a user to create an unlimited number of custom menus for any web page, or web application. I call this tool the "Main Menu Editor", and it's almost complete. Today, I completed a script that inserts arrow icons adjacent to each inline menu item.

If you click on the left or right arrow icon associated with an inline menu item, it reorders that inline menu item respectively. This is a simple solution that enables inline menu items to be reordered at any time.

I haven't coded the functionality as of yet, but that's the next step. It should be a quick and easy task to complete, and then I can move on.

I've just added the mouseover "helper captions." These captions provide a short description of the icon's functionality, sort of like a tooltip that you often see in many interface designs.

I zoomed in and took a screenshot of the page as it is. The mouse cursor isn't visible, but it's hovering over an arrow icon and the tooltip is visible.

GeneralNew Feature Allowing Users to Reorder Inline Menu Items Pin
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GeneralA Bug Popped Up Out of Nowhere Pin
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GeneralA Stupid Mistake Pin
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GeneralImplementing an HTTP Client Pin
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GeneralI thought it wasn't possible Pin
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