Friday, 23 August 2013

WebSite - West Park Chiropractic Clinic

I just realized today that I have never posted a follow up to my Site Preview post, well here it goes.

I made a major change in my plans, I originally completed the site using the Microsoft development stack (ASP.NET MVC 4) but I have since re-written it for a LAMP stack. I did it for a couple of reasons, to cut down on expenses (since I am already managing a Linux server for my girlfriend Sherri) and to learn more about Linux, firewalls and Apache as well (which is kind of fun).

It is now live, so feel free to check out my efforts at web design. Since I am an engineer I felt it best to show as little artistic talent as possible, so as not to needlessly hurt or maim any stereotypes in making the site.


Now I have a few main areas I'm continuing to improve upon as I get the time:
  1. applying Google's suggestions for search engine optimization
  2. formatting and design
  3. getting rid of some messy code that came with the original template
Still some work to be done, but we are online and gradually working our way up in the search statistics. Any help from my designer friends with item 2 on my list would be greatly appreciated; I've been trying out some different colour combinations but nothing is working for me.



Pizza Crust Recipe (Gluten-Free)

Description

Another recipe created in an attempt to make gluten-free bread products that aren't pure refined starch.

Ingredients

125 ml rice, whole white
125 ml flax, whole seed
125 ml rice, whole brown
125 ml sorghum Flour
1/2 tsp xanthan Gum
1 tsp salt
1 tablespoon yeast
2 tablespoons brown sugar
190 ml water (warm)
2 egg
1/4 cup olive oil

Directions

First I ground my flax and rice in the Vitamix to start the flour mixture, and then mixed in the xanthan, sorghum, and salt.

In another bowl mix the sugar and warm water (41C to 46C) until the sugar is dissolved and then add the yeast.

In another small bowl beat the eggs together; once the yeast has begun rising stir in the eggs and olive oil and add to the dry ingredients.

Next, oil a loaf pan and place the dough in it. Like most gluten-free dough it will be too sticky to knead the way you would a wheat dough, but it should be nearly the same consistency at this point. If the dough is not too wet I sometimes use a sheet of parchment paper and a rolling pin to get my dough to a nice even thickness across the pan. You can also wet your hands to spread the dough, when your hands start to stick just wash and re-wet them.

Now, preheat your oven to 200C (~400F) and set the dough aside to rise for about 25 minutes.

Put it in the oven to bake for about 15 minutes. The crust should be cooked and starting to brown on the bottom. Time to dress it the way you like it.