Actor Daniel Zacapa
Personal site for actor Daniel Zacapa. Daniel co-starred in ABC's The River,
and various movies and TV shows over the years.
The XML-based data storage made it
lightweight and load very fast. Featured are his video reel, a simple blog, photo
gallery, contact and refer forms.
I designed & developed this site in 2008. When I designed the layout for this CMS
I didn't use design templates already created, like some designers do, and then just
upload pictures and type in page body text (Think of Wordpress or 1&1, bleh!). I
created the custom design for this from scratch in Photoshop and retrofitted the
artwork elements into the ASP.NET source code solution locally, then uploaded
all the files to the host. This .NET & XML-based format made the solution very portable
and can run in a medium-trust hosting environment without the need for an additional MS SQL db supported
hosting account. (However, MS SQL hosting is much cheaper these days!)