fxmahoney.com is celebrating 11 years on the internet. (Press Release)
FX Mahoney had been involved with computer aided design and graphics for over 24 years. Fox began graphic design services in 1985 with his first Macintosh using MacWrite, MacDraw, Microsoft Word, Altsys Fontographer and Aldus PageMaker. FX began his design career at the very beginning of the "desktop publishing" (dtp) era (even before the term was coined.)
FX Mahoney was the very first typeface designer to offer typefaces as shareware on the old Compuserve network. One of Fox' original designs, "Cuneifont", has been mimicked many times by many other designers. Fox received recognition for this in an early issue of MacWorld magazine. FX developed typefaces for several commercial ventures: the Concertware font for Concertware (which later was redeveloped and re-released as "Briard" for AMNS Nightingale music notation software.) Versions and variations were released for the PC market as well as for the Amiga market (Fox prepared original work-alikes for the basic LaserWriter fonts for the Amiga market under the "Pixelations" brand name.)
In 1989, FX attended the LSU School of Music and received classical training in music composition. While there, FX programmed the MIDI application interface between custom applications and Apple's MIDI Manager software which allowed his professor, Dr. Stephen D. Beck, to complete a computer assisted composition ("Soliloquy"). FX began his own research into algorithmic composition which led to the development of "Evolution #9" and "Music Box" (MacWorld Music & Sound Bible; Christopher Yavelow). Hurricane Andrew put an end to his collegiate pursuits.
From 1989 to 1996, Fox was immersed in programming applications for the Macintosh environment, the 68K and later, the PPC Mac platforms using first Think C, then CodeWarrior. Fox programmed many "desk accessories" and other low level device drivers as well as window and control definition functions which customized the look and feel of the applications he wrote (exclusively in the C language.)
From 1992 to present, Fox spends many many hours a week working in Photoshop. He currently maintains a blog on Photoshop tips and techniques at http://distortingreality.blogspot.com.
Other services include web animation (LiveMotion, Quicktime) and the creation and development of corporate identity, including logos, letterheads, and other custom imaging and illustration services. A considerable amound of custom imaging is the manipulation of digital photography in which Fox has been involved nearly 10 years (and traditional photography going back to 1970!)
Fox is moving forward with the development of video post production services, including music and sound/audio processing for future projects (such as podcasts and DVD menu development, design and production services.
Fox Mahoney current has a license in the city of Donaldsonville to DBA "site-creations" (with the dash!) See http://site-creations.com for more information.
web design consultant
Experienced with Microsoft FrontPage (97 [that long ago!]) and Adobe GoLive, but much prefer to hand code all HTML/DHTML (it wastes less time.) Design preparations from Photoshop can be converted into a web page in less than an hour (for a moderately complex page.)
18 years of graphic design experience dating back to before the term "desktop publishing" was coined. This included
the complete layout, illustration, and design for the
University of Oklahoma Center for Economic and Community Development for the following seminars:
Management Concepts for Economic Developers,
Human Resource Management; and for
TAPA (Trade Area Planning and Analysis) projects, and
Go!! Getting Agreement Through Negotiation. Other projects included
Program for Institutional Effectiveness and
American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) presented by my father, Frank Mahoney.
Over 20 years programming experi-ence and more than eight years programming Macintosh applications with fully featured, customized user interfaces allow me to carry forward that experience to website design.
and a fair amount of server-side programming as well (PHP). [I'm in the process of preparing a portfolio — please check back in a few weeks.]
From December 2001, backwards:
JARS (www.jars.com) rated software:
cpHTML HTML Color Picker;
Various Screensavers (ports from Macintosh developed software):
Clock (analog style),
Sound-Logo custom development for
Dr. Enrique Moreno, Stanford University (www.sound-logo.com).
Developed Illusionary transparent applet.
Four years active contributions to related newsgroups on the WWW.
Tutored college students in programming techniques with Java (resulting in As).
Heavy concentration on GUI design and techniques expert in Quickdraw color graphics.
Many fully developed applications and code resources:
Algorithmic Composition Software:
Evolution #9 [reviewed MacWorld Music & Sound Bible1
Music Box [reviewed MacWorld Music & Sound Bible (ibid)].
Numerous MIDI based applications using interrupt level techniques.
Custom code resources for windows, controls, menus, etc..., used in many of my applications.
MesmerArt, Fireworks, Spotlights, Analog Clock, Cube,
Glowworm (a.k.a. PipeDreams), PlanetWonder, QD Insanity,
and several variations of IFC fractals.
Custom software for statistical evaluation of surveys.
BASIC Macintosh, Apple //e, Atari 400, Timex/Sinclair 1000 (a.k.a., ZX81)
Assembler/Machine language Macintosh (68K), Apple //e, TS1000
1Christopher Yavelow, first printing, published by IDG Books, 1992. Reviews pp. 841 - 847
Musician (studio/non-performing) 34+ years: (self-taught) guitarist, composer.
Guitar Styles practiced:
Three years of classical training (89-92) at Louisiana State University in 20th Century
composition techniques, including electronic music and computer music, from Drs. Stephen D.
Beck and Dinos Constantinedes.
Electronic Music (14 years):
Built personal music studio consisting of
4 synthesizers and recording equipment connected to a
Macintosh computer running Vision DSP
and other music and MIDI related software,
including Finale, and several applications personally programmed.
Experience mastering audio CDs.
Ability to combine video with music audio soundtracks with several different kinds of software tools including QuickTime, Adobe Premiere, LiveMotion (flash), etc...
Extensive background in professional level photography (30+ years).
Full motion video (camcorder quality, but more than enough for internet purposes)
fxmahoney.com - expert website design programming and hosting solutions. (period)
I provide custom, expert, professional web site design (website design), or graphic design, and other website services, such as hosting, domain registration, computer graphics, logo to type, custom music, custom audio, custom animation, and digital photography.
I have a long history with computer graphics and graphic design, beginning with desktop publishing (dtp) long before the term was coined, and illustration with software such as Fontographer long before Adobe Illustrator was available. I am adept with Photoshop and many other graphic packages for illustration and design (including PageMaker).
I am comfortable using Adobe LiveMotion for the creation of Flash and have the tools to create Quicktime animations and/or movies.
I have a relatively extensive sound studio which enables me to produce CD quality sound tracks to be used with Flash or Quicktime animations (or as mp3's or other audio format, like aiff).
I have a high quality digital camera and a camcorder for full motion video and the hardware and software needed to process and edit video and audio.
I can help you set up your domain and assist you with your domain registration, hosting company, and email accounts.
I provide my services as business to business (or b2b) and my target audience are business owners and executives using the latest browser software and technology along with broadband internet connections.
I am a full service developer. My business is full service development of internet based applications (mostly websites). My website design and programming services have a satisfaction guarantee with conditions (you may not use any part of the source or art work that I have prepared for your site if you are not satisfied with my output -- you gain the rights to all image materials and the site design/presentation upon full payment of the job, but not the programming source code for which you only retain a license for use -- your ownership of copyright for your site, prepared by me, protects my source code and your license for that source code. Source code cannot be reused or reapplied on any other site, or location, without my express written permission). If my work does not meet with your satisfaction, then any money advanced will be refunded; however, any materials or source provided during development must be return with a non-disclosure agreement and affidavit of deletion of all source and materials provided by fxmahoney.com. Don't expect to get something for nothing.
Aug. 14, 1931 - Feb. 17, 2008