FileMaker Pro
Non-disclosure agreements prohibit me from showing anything meaningful here, but I can tell you what I've been doing and show you a couple of indecipherable screen shots that, if you could see them in action, would demonstrate my mastery and good taste.
Here are a couple of projects.
New York Magazine
Building a lightbox in FileMaker is tricky, but when the client comes in with a request to build something like Getty's stock photo site, a lightbox is sort of essential.
This solution allows users to create edited sets, upload and download images to their local image server and attach keywords for future searches.
A challenging good time was had by all.
Morris Shea Bridge Company
Morris Shea is in the pile business. They drill piles for large buildings, mostly industrial.
And each pile has tons of readings that need to be stored, which makes sense when you think about how important it is that the piles are really going to be able to support the huge building about to be built on top of them.
This FileMaker chart shows which piles are finished and where the next ones are supposed to go.
It's really the layout of the entire job with each pile's location tagged. The chart has navigation, zoom, and all the good things engineers need to keep track of the job's progress.
Plot Chart  
GO! Productions, Inc.
GO! is an events management company. They produce business conferences and events for large companies. Large companies are the only ones who can afford to put on these kinds of conferences and events.
The FMP solution I built for them manages client and vendor contacts, their staff and freelance lists, and most importantly gives them a very comprehensive scheduling interface with links to details for every scheduled item.
They can see at a glance what meetings are taking place in what rooms at a given venue (like a Hyatt Hotel Conference Center) and what material and personnel are needed at each (like projectors, displays, kiosks, etc. and people to run them).
Each bar represents an event/item and can be color-coded for easy identification.
The system includes security levels for each login that can be administered through the interface instead of mucking around with FMP's Accounts and Privileges.
Prior to this, everything was being done on Excel spreadsheets. I'm told the people at GO! are happy to be rid of Excel.
GO! Productions is in Atlanta. A friend and occasional partner, Steve Pilon, arranged everything. He turned the client requests into specs, did heroic testing and generally helped solve some very vexing problems along the way.
Steve does marvelous web design, you can visit his site here:
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