Speed Country – From Theory To Reality

With my cousin Paul Silvis, coming to me with a brilliant idea of bringing together all of our loves of speed Cars, Trucks, SUVS, Dirt Bikes, 4-Wheelers, Street Bikes, Snowmobiles, and Jet skis into one social networking system I instantly saw that this was an opportunity of a lifetime and hoped right aboard the project.

With my expertise being SQL Database Management, I designed a database which will allow for maximum growth, incorporating over twenty tables and linking them via Primary and Foreign Keys. Through this stable database I designed it to allows for easy growth, and expansion without the most important thing of keeping it non-repetitive, which most databases are repetitive resulting in massively large, unnecessary rows, tables, and extremely slow queries.

With the database underway and Paul writing the PHP code to allow for these Vehicles, and Users, and Comments we quickly realized we needed a beautiful layout to incorporate all of our useful features and present them in a way that they are both easy to find and easy to use. Enter me once again. After browsing Car Domain, Facebook, MySpace, DailyMotion, Youtube, you name the social networking site I browsed it to find suggestions. I merged tools from each Social Network, and came up with my own layout and design to both make it easy and fun to be on Speed Country!

With the main focus being a community I geared the site towards very few static images, and static well… anything. Enter Articles, Showrooms, Video Galleries, Profiles, and the endless Cars you can upload.

Only problem is that my cousin loves 3 hours away from me. How are we possibly supposed to work from a distance  and delegate who is working on what, what progress we have made, and where we want our project to head? Enter Google Docs.

We used Google Tools to allow us to create one huge word document that we could all simotaniously edit and modify. We broke our Google Doc up into sections and use the Color Coding system as shown above so that we would know who was doing and working on what.


2 comments so far

  1. theallegarproject on

    What’s up. How do I work this website?

    • mike3487 on

      goto speedcountry.com, and create an account, add a ride and some pictures.

      Some features are currently not working, though so be advised.

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