Hi everyone. Welcome to my new website. After a long fruitful career in quality assurance and food manufacturing, I've made a complete 180 and I'm focusing on growing Tim Jedrek full time. I hope that through Tim Jedrek, I can work with businesses in the area and help them grow through building their websites and software.
I really enjoyed redoing this website. I made it from scratch using Ruby on Rails. A lot of different technologies and frameworks were used to make this which included:
Rails - Framework used to build the HTML and server side logic
Devise gem - add-on to build model for admin and users
PostgreSQL - SQL database to store data
Tailwind CSS - CSS framework used to customize layout
Sendgrid - API used to construct the mailers for the contact form
Action Text / Trix Editor - add-on for the WYSIWYG editor
S3 - Uploaded images are stored in an AWS S3 bucket
Dokku - Used for deployment and configuring the linux server
Linode - Host for the website
Ubuntu - OS for the server running the website
What was really fun was making application helper FUNctions... Inserting this function into the application_helper.rb file
titles = [
"Grow your online presence!",
"Solutions to modernize your business!",
"Get your business on the internet",
"Custom web applications mobile friendly",
"Create a web presence and increase sales volume"
which calls the random_title_text function changes the title of the page at random. I also used the same principle and made a custom form validator where a random idiom/phrase is presented and the correct word is required to send the form.
The site also features user authentication and when I'm logged in, I can easily add more pages and customize content. Basically, creating a custom CMS that is suited to my needs.