Below is a selection of web projects I've been involved in both in school-, work- and hobby-context. The ones that are available online are linked to in the menu to the right.
At kvernan.com you can read short history about my home farm Kvernan , the mill and summer café. There's of course also a webshop (catalouge shared with nordicdvd.net).
kvernan.com was the first site I created with php/ mysql, originally for the subject webprogramming in college spring 2004 (launched in public autumn 2004). Since then there has been some improvements of course. The pages are programmed in php. Layout is controlled with CSS , so except the tables almost every design element can be adjusted in a stylesheet. HTML is written according to the 4.01 Transitional standard. All editing is done on code-level with Notepad or similar editors. Content is stored in a mySQL database administrated with phpmyadmin. The system is designed to run more sites from one web account and one database (pluss one extra to contain input from guests, like news comments and guestbook entries). There is no web-based administration panel yet since the system is just used internally, but I'd be happy to develip solutions for others of course. The system is designed to be bilingual, even though there is still a bit work left to make it fluently.
nordicdvd.com started as a pure informational site about DVD (called "oebdvd"). I also wrote a few film reviews, and after a while I got many requests about purchasing Swedish films from abroad. I'd already been trading things in the summer – so why not expand the business I thought, so I slowly began selling DVDs online in 2002 through the domain nordicdvd.net. Old "oebdvd" got a facelift and was made into a general webshop with focus on Nordic film. In addition some there is some general DVD information (including a DVD guide made as an assignment at college) and news. Autumn 2006 the domain nordicdvd.com became available, and this is now the main title/ address for the site.
Low prices are not the main focus here, but rather customer care and the ability to get hold of products that are not easily found elsewhere. I've had several major international companies and organisations as customers. The main supplier is a big multimedia-wholeseller in Sweden.
The site started out in pure HTML back in 1998, but has from autumn 2004 been run from the same technical system as kvernan.com. The system is of course under constant development and improvement. The plan is to launch a complete webshop with login during spring 2007, and develop an administration area so the system can be sold to others. Don't hesitate to contact me already now if you're interested.
showmelove.org started up as an article about the film Fucking Åmål (see written work or the links to the right) in spring 2000 posted on the KP website, a magazine I released from 1989 to 2001 (see desktop publising) . I got surprisingly many inquries regarding it even when the article only existed in Norwegian! So it was translated to English, and eventually it turned into a website (by autumn 2000). Then I also got many requests about purchasing Fucking Åmål (Show Me Love) and other Swedish films from abroad so I slowly began selling DVDs online (I'd already been trading things in the summer - so why not expand the business). There's not exactly many things happening around Fucking Åmål anymore (the film is from 1998, so it has reached to become eight years old), but the internet always evolves and the site now focuses on Lukas Moodysson's films in general and other things that might seem relevant - and it also includes a popular webshop (catalouge shared with nordicdvd.net, but with a special selection of promoted films). The domains oebfa.com and showmelove were aquired approximately at the same time, and from New Year 2007 showmelove.org is used as the main address.
Just like nordicdvd.net, the site uses the same technical system as kvernan.com (ran from the same databases and web account).
MsWeb (Main project)
The main project at Buskerud College was to create a web version of an existing system; Kongsberg Automasjon's Maskinstatus - a program to control tool machines.
The web system was programmed in php hooked up to a Microsoft Access database through DHCP run on a Microsoft webserver.
This project gave me a lot of insight into programming in php, SQL and use of Access and Microsoft-servers. Usually I use MySQL and Linux server (like for the site you're visiting now). The project of course also gave me insight into project managament and teamwork in general.
N o r C a t - Norwegian Catamarans
A site about Norwegian Catamarans built by Reidar Uthaug that I was asked to update.
This is a pure HTML-site originally created with Dreamweaver. The code was of course a mess, so I cleaned it up manually, and all editing (which only happens a few times a year) is now done in Notepad or similar editors.
My latest creation is the site you're visiting right now, and was launched spring 2006. During the same year the new design were introduced on all my other websites. It was initially a site made as an assignment for the subject Multimedia Technology at HiBu, but was all the time meant to act as a site to accompany job applications and promote my own company. The site might also be of interest of people who visit my other websites and want to know more about the person behind that "oeb"-logo (oeb being my initials of course, even though I usually only use my first name Ole online).
My old personal website had become hopelessly outdated, and being written in just HTML I haven't had much interest in updating it the last years. If you have any interest in checking it out on home.no.net/oeb/. While the old site was more focused on hobbies, this new site is mainly meant to accompany job applications, there is mainly a technical focus throughout. As self-employed there is of course a thin line between work and spare-time, and i.e. the webshop came out of my own interest in film. You can i.e. find lists of my own favourite films and my DVD-collection.
The site is hosted on Linux by the U.S.-based hosting company Hostroute (highly recommendable). The goal is to redo today's table-based layout to a complete tableless layout through CSS (of course most of the layout is already controlled with CSS). The system is programmed in PHP connected to a MySQL database. The design is done with CSS and HTML 4.01 (on good way to be W3C-approved). The database has been optimized for bilingual use, but there are still some work to be done. German language will hopefully soon be re-introduced.
Since this was originally a college project you can even find storyboards for most pages on the site, since that was a part of the project. I kept them here to show the development process. Like you can probably see I had some more plans that there wasn't time to implement.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.