About Me

Experience and Current Business Focus

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Edwin Basye

Most of my 27 years of Information Technology (IT) experience prior to 2000 was gained as a systems analyst, mainframe computer programmer, and database administrator at National Semiconductor Corp., Santa Clara, California. working on key business projects which included:  a Financial Reporting System, Automated Production Control, Order Entry, Product Definition, sophisticated interfaces between these systems, and many other smaller projects. As a key technical staff member, I was largely responsible for performance tuning as a part of development.

I started Sites That Grow LLC in early 2007 designing and  building websites and  building a client base. In collaboration with visionaries and graphic artists from California.   I have developed websites that include social networks, online stores, individual business websites, and more,  primarily using open-source Drupal CMS software. .

Sites That Grow LLC is dedicated to donating a significant portion of its profits to projects which promote sustainable ecosystems and culture, to help ensure a sustainable future for humankind and endangered species.

I am also an artist, having taken extensive college courses in Art -- color & design, drawing, printmaking, and painting. This background assists me in creating attractive websites with strong designs.

List of Website Features Installed

(see portfolio page for examples)
  • Basic features: user signon with Captcha, on-page WYSIWYG editing, content views (combining, filtering & sorting), custom pages with panels, themes and styling, blogs, forums, etc.
  • E-commerce (Ubercart) using Paypal, Google Checkout, and Authorize.net
  • Social networking:  video sharing (embedding from YouTube, Vimeo, etc), comments, friends networks, private messaging, groups, chat, 5-star voting, polls, friends invite with mass invite, user points, extensive profiles, affiliate marketing, featured content, highest rated content, event calendar, spam protection, posting to Facebook & Twitter including auto-post to Twitter, multiple role level permissions, tagging/channels/categories with tag clouds,  etc.
  • Custom web forms (for licensing)
  • Time capture system
  • Daily quotes
  • Video & audio playlists

List of Technical Skills

  • HTML & CSS
  • Drupal - extensive knowledge of contributed modules, which are best to use, including panel pages, views, Ubercart, webforms, and many many more
  • PHP and MySQL
  • Performance Tuning
  • On-Site SEO
  • Theme templates and theme customization
  • Image editing
  • Proofreading and editing content