HanleyCan

My work is defined by a drive to connect code from various servers with the client-level experience. Starting with Flash 5's external asset loading, seizing early-on the potential of Ajax and now Fetch. Building unique experiences, combining APIs, and exploring the whimsical and demonstrative properties of animation.

The below samples demonstrate my range of skills and client diversity. skills include Writing, Presenting, Managing, Coding : PHP, Javascript, HTML5... , animation.
work for : artists, small business, comedians, NYC Ad agencies, Chicago Board of Trade, new snowboard brand, Fashion, The New York Times, Northwestern.edu, Cooking School... so much more!

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Topps Bunt

#Python

#CMS

#iOS

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NYTimes - Spotify

#Journalism

#eComm

#music

#Javascript

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TimesTalks.com

#CMS

#PHP

#JavaScript

#NYTimes

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Record Player

#animation

#CSS

#Javascript

#audio #music

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Robert Cray

#animation

#PHP

#server-Flash

#audio #music

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The Onion

#writing

#firstJob

#humor

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Bronx Brewery

#interview

#research

#write

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ThePig.net

#inventory

#shopping

#food

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Lupus LA

#PHP

#CMS

#Charity

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St. Dymphna's Pub

#interview

#research

#write

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MATT FACT:
I got my start making .html pages for The Black Pages, a directory of African-American owned businesses in the Southeast. Those were the Netscape days...

Louis CK

#RedHat Linux

#customerSupport

#streamingMedia

#humor

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Coach Lou Holtz

#research

#projectmgmt

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Sponsor a Student

#NYTimes

#Javascript

#CSS

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Municipal Credit Union

#CSS

#Javascript

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The SmartSeller

#eComm

#selfBuilt

#innovation

#PHP

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Baby Lulu

#eComm

#VBStudio

#MS-SQL

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Lane Bryant

#eComm

#CSS

#NYC

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MATT FACT:
My first self-started venture was Global University (globalu.com), meant to connect students of different cultures and help with writing English (to promote 'EnglishYes!' a service to correct the grammar of college term papers). Those were the MS FrontPage days!

SkyRoom Sound

#CSS

#Javascript

#Audio

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Aunt Bell

#Silly

#GoogleApp

#Flash

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Bert Radio

#Animation

#PHP

#Server-Flash

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Board of Trade

#Chicago

#Javascript

#CSS

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Look West

#nyTimes

#Javascript

#CSS

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The SC Gamecock

#Journalism

#Humor

#firstJob

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MATT FACT:
I taught myself PHP and the other languages, technologies I use. I didn't obtain a Computer Science degree. Rather, I have a B.S. in Business with area of study in journalism. So I'm both a Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude.

Let Sister

#selfBuilt

#PHP

#Javascript

#ObjectOriented

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Allyance

#PHP

#Javascript

#Membership #LoyaltyPoints

#eComm #Fashion

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Email : yes@hanleycan.com

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Robert Cray website

Worked for a Los Angeles web development company. When PHP was first possibly integrated with Flash movies, we made a comprehensive site for the Grammy winning artist Robert Cray and his band. The designer and I devised templates for such features as Band History,allowing us to deploy multiple instances of an object 'year' which would pull in dependent content. It was educational both in terms of what Flash can do and learning about old technology the band used, such as "Telex" machines.

WayBack Machine archive from 2004

Present version of robertcray.com.

The Onion

Out of college, I was a big fan of The Onion. It was based in Madison, Wisconsin. I spoke to the editor by phone, and was instructed to fax in 25 Headline ideas each week. The pay was $10 per selected headline. I earned $30.

Bronx Brewery Article

I did some soft journalism when I moved to NYC in 2011. Based on interviews with the principals of a new brewery, The Bronx Brewery, I had this published in Coffee or Beer in early 2012.

Piggly Wiggly Website

Early in my career, I had to update the weekly specials page for the Carolinas Piggly Wiggly (about 10 stores in North and South Carolina, based in Charleston.)

Topps iOS Apps

A colleague's growing company was making an app called "Bunt" for Topps Trading Card company, a division of Walt Disney. I joined the team as a Python developer and liason with their customer management experience director. It was fun and fast-paced to work with talented iOS pros and get the updates into the App Store. I put my new Python and "web2py" skills to use, as well as helping manage the Amazon Cloud services.

New York Times and Spotify LP

The Times regularly partners with premier content providers. We were all excited about Spotify. The deal was a great value, and the page demonstrated the relative strengths. The designer wanted to innovate in the spirit of the trendy Swiss music app, so we were glad to push the envelope with our CSS and Javascript.

New York Times: TimesTalks

The Times's series of interviews dubbed "TimesTalks" has grown big time. I'm pleased that I devised this CMS and provided the server-code for the site to serve its hundreds of thousands of fans. This uses a lot of the Javascript and PHP code I wrote for LetSister, but also a lot of add-ons and custom scripts.

Website is : TimesTalks.com

Lupus LA Website

Used my custom CMS know-how to provide for this growing non-profit in California. PHP. eComm (autorize.net)

WayBack Archive 2006

Present site

Article about St. Dymphna's

Another in-depth study of a successful beverage business. Interview with owner of this East Village, New York City mainstay, published at Coffe or Beer Mag.

Web Hosting for Louis CK

When I first moved to New York I worked at a web host, LazyLizard. I learned a lot about how to setup and manage Linux Red Hat servers. I also answered emails and took care of service requests. The one customer I most remember is Louis CK. He was an innovator in the use of streaming media and bulletin boards.

Coach Lou Holtz Website

Back in my South Carolina days, I was a business graduate attracted to the new field of the web. I worked for a new firm in town, The Website Co. I wrote the business plan that was instrumental in signing the legendary coach who was then new to Carolina. No archive :-(

NYTimes Sponsorship LP

A young business development visionary came up wtih this idea in early 2017 and it had to be enacted quickly. I was glad to put this together to allow sponsors to provide for subscriptions for needy students.

MCU Website

One of the largest credit unions in New York, MCU serves municipal employees. The design was a challenge as it had to look just as good on IE6 as it did on Safari. Features some CSS hacks, a classic multi-level navigation menu, and craftily calculated positioning, with some dynamic content. A big win for the company I served, VanguardDirect.

The SmartSeller: eComm Program

I made a shopping cart program as they were then called. Integrated with Authorize.net, PayPal, UPS.. It had no shortage of advantages over the market leader, MivaMerchant. Very talented developer worked with me to get my vision a reality to serve the small business owners who inspired me. A lot of the features were new at the time, including multi-level categories. My biggest thrill was enabling orders to be forward to fax machines, at the request of a restaurant.

Baby Lulu Website

this was an ecommerce project of a very differnt sort.. I had to learn MS ASP / VB and MS-SQL... I was able to do so and design a database, and write a conversion script to upload Excel files. Working with the pros at Red Meat Design, this custom store's website was pretty and easy to use. It won an award in 2003 in the Creativty Annual.

Lane Bryant Store

This was all CSS. The firm needed to standardize it style sheets as a condition for migrating to a new Java e-commerce system. I was glad to put my organizational and team-work skills to get this complete. Alas, I see now that Fashion Bug is no more.

Sky Room

Fun little site for a new sound engineering firm in LA. Example of using Javascript and CSS to build a custom world.

Auntie Bell

This really has no place in a serious portfolio. But it's important for me as a programmer that I make these small, specific apps every now and then, as a way to blow off steam, and test a new platform. In this case, I was able to make Auntie Bell a widget for Google Home Page, which was a thing in 2008. Simarly, I made Hipster Approval for Facebook Platform. It analyzed your music and then criticized it, and had a short quiz. More interesting and helpful was the Bob Zaget restaurant guide that used the Yelp API.

Bert Radio Website

Again pushing the envelope of PHP-Flash integration.. this site was a shell with multiple content areas that were randomly populated.

WayBack Archive.

CME Block Trades

This is obviously a much different style than a site like Bert Radio. But it also uses a persistent client-server connection to pull down data about trades. Javascript, CSS, work with Java developers.

NYTimes LookWest

Series of events similar to TimesTalks, but west of the Mississipi. Designed system of templates and page-states to handle upcoming events, archive, and placeholder content when no upcoming shows.

Live Site.. even though no more events.

SC Gamecock Journalist

I wrote a lot during college, both as a reporter and columnist. I had a weekly Top Ten which allowed me to lampoon the football team, fraternities, cafeteria, and Board of Trustees.

See search results at The Gamecock archive.

Letsister App for Performers

This was one of my least popular apps ever, but also the most complicted. You can learn about it. I stil have the supporting website up under this server. Although I failed to make money or customers, the code I wrote gave me the basis for building TimesTalks and The NYT Film Club for the New York Times.

Virtual Record Player

I made a very servicable record player that resembles the motion and function of a 45, including "flipping" the disc. There is no other out there on the web. I aim to make the app ready to serve people's on-the-fly mp3 requests. As is, the player defines the song info in a local object.

See it in action.

Read about the programming.

Allyance Apparel

At one point I took an opportunity to lead the technology of a new snowboard / lifestyle brand of clothes and gear. I was able to emulate a lot of the "cool" Flash features of rivals like Volcom using Javascript. I made the store using the engine of a popular PHP store. Then I built a Membership Points sytem, which allowed one to redeem for discounts. Pretty fun stuff. The company folded 2 years after I left. Nothing on WebArhive. But I thought you should know about it.

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