A designer I am not, but I suppose I can do just enough to be dangerous. By dangerous, I mean throw some stuff up on the Internet that isn't offensive to the eye, but won't likely win any awards. Instead, I like to showcase the programming. See also: media stuff, Resume.

Technical blog

You can read technical nerdy programmer stuff here on the ASP.NET blog site: http://weblogs.asp.net/Jeff/


This site has been with me since 2000, and has seen five different versions. The current build was launched April, 2014, and includes v13.x of my forum application, custom roller coaster and amusement park databases, photos and all of the amusement news you can stand. From a technical standpoint, it is not a complicated application. Built on MVC 5, C#, SQL Server, and some minor jQuery in some areas. It is supported by advertising and annual memberships to the coaster club associated with the site. It is monetized by advertising and roller coaster club memberships.



This one launched in 1998 as Guide to The Point, a fan site for Cedar Point amusement park fans. In 2004, I joined forces with Walt Schmidt and his Virtual Midway, and PointBuzz was born. It's a lot like CoasterBuzz in terms of its development, but also has a ridiculously huge photo gallery.

POP Forums

I've been messing with this application in one form or another since 1998, in old ASP at the time. An early dissatisfaction with various forum apps led me to build it, and it has been evolving ever since, currently using ASP.NET MVC5. It's now open source, for good, and hosted on GitHub. It was for sale on and off before that. Below is a custom styled version used on CoasterBuzz. It scales pretty well, and the next version (v14) will be intended to run in multi-node arrangements like Azure.

Insurance.com quoting interview application

Collecting customer data for the purpose of offering an auto insurance quote was Insurance.com's bread and butter. While there, I was fortunate to be a part of the two-developer team building the new interview app. I prototyped an early version of the rendering engine, and for the production version was responsible for many of the custom controls and UI components that had to be dynamically injected into pages, custom to state regulations and requirements. I also handled some of the AJAX components, modal pop-ups, dynamic elements and other eye candy. One of my last tasks there was to build an SEO-friendly page mapping framework, which was used for the marketing site.