First off, welcome to the site and thanks for visiting. On this page you can read a little about the histrory of the site, and whats under the hood (of this site of course), and a little about me.
About the siteI started this site in November of 2011 to be a central location for viewers to come and find deals on Oldsmobiles. Although I'm usually not interested, I'm always browsing the web for Oldsmobile deals. I figured I would create and share these results on a website. I installed a basic blog platform and created a design around it. Peopled seemed to really like it so I continued to develop it. When I approached the year old mark for the site, I quickly noticed the blog platform I have been using wasn't handling the growing traffic and increased content. I taught myself a little more coding and began developing Version 2.0.
If you own a business or product and are interested in placing and ad on this site, please contact me. My ad rates are very cheap!
Under the HoodAfter about 6 months of my site being around, I started finding small bugs. Forms to submit ads weren't arriving to me, people couldn't browse certain pages, and the list went on. The main problem was that I didn't create the platform my site was built on so I didn't really know what was causing the errors. I started looking a little more into PHP and MYSQL. Once I got me feet wet, I realized the possiblities were really endless with what could be developed. I started getting great ideas for this site and went to work. After about two months of using what free time I could find, I built this site from scratch. Since this is my first site from scratch there are definitely some issues here and there, but know I know exactly what is going on. I was able to create the following features:
- Custom Authentication system
- Link user accounts to phpbb message board to prevent needing multiple accounts
- INSTANT ad posting by users
- Picture upload and automatic resizing
- Universal naming convention or images
- Physical Ad pages creation
- Exact Expiration data for contact information
- Car Filtering system to browse
- Working search function
- Search results filtering
- Complete Voting System
- Site stats
- Over 20,000 lines of very fancy PHP, HTML5, CSS5, and mySQL lines of code
- Editting ads for registered users
- Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram API embedding
This site is definitely still in beta. I just know the best way to find issues is to let the public use it. If you have any features you would like to ad, please contact me and I'd love to hear it.
About meMy name is Joffroi Holcombe. I'm 27, happily married, and have an awesome baby boy. I graduated in 2008 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Missouri S&T (formaly known as University of Missouri: Rolla). Since graduating, I've worked in Kansas City with various Telecom companies. I currently work for Huawei Devices USA as a Senior UI/UE test engineer. That means I play with new cell phones all day :-). I'm a self taught webdesigner and avid distance runner. Feel free to visit my linkedin profile for more about my profession background.
I've only recently was bit by the Oldsmobile bug. It was only three years ago when I bought my first one. Since then I've gone through 3 love affairs with my Cutlasses, selling or trading them, and then missing them. I currently drive a lightly resto modded 1972 Cutlass Supreme. I'm also open to trades to work on a new project!