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American Tree Farm System (ATFS)

American Tree Farm System (ATFS)

"John is a god of CSS coding. His work is meticulous and adheres to the best practices of the industry. Plus, he knows how to communicate in English, not programmerese. I wish he could clone himself."
K. B., Owner Apt Media, Inc.

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) conservation and education organization that strives to ensure the sustainability of America’s family forests for present and future generations. The organization's vision is to create a future where North American forests are sustained by the public which understands and values the social, economic, and environmental benefits they provide to our communities, our nation, and our world.

ATFS was in dire need of an online method to track certifications and inspections, formerly a paper system. The task of designing the visuals was awarded to our Friend, Apt Media, Inc. Translating the tracking system to digital presented many challenges, including developing designs of the utmost ease of use since maintainers of the system were volunteers.

Once the designs were in place it came time for the HTML/CSS, which we provided. The challenge here was that the system was large and needed to be kept modular so code could be reused when possible. Combine this with lots of tables to control input fields and one could easily end up with a mess.

Through planning and code vigilance Way Cool Web Design and Apt Media were able to deliver a lean, smart, sexy new tracking system.

I am very pleased with the outcome of this project. A solution that compensates for critical deficiencies in IE support for CSS was provided by John, enabling us to push ahead with a strategy that may not have been possible otherwise. My advice to you if you're considering working with John Barrick on a project is: Do it! I intend to continue working with John on this and other future projects.

Lane MobilSense


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