Web solutions for the discerning client

Hi, I'm Prathamesh Pai, a programmer, full-stack web developer, teacher and illustrator with 22 years of experience creating websites and web applications. I like solving interesting problems, so if you have one, get in touch.

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Services

These are a few things I have done in the past. I usually work with small businesses and educational institutions, but have worked with larger organisations and individuals as well.

Everything Web

  • Responsive websites
  • Front-end & back-end web applications
  • Content Management Systems
  • Progressive Web Applications
  • Server setup, configuration & maintenance
  • Email hosting & setup
  • Domain registration and web hosting

Applications

  • Command-line applications
  • Mobile applications
  • Desktop applications
  • Task automation
  • Raspberry Pi projects & applications

Education & Training

  • Back-end web development (Python, PHP)
  • Front-end web development (HTML, CSS & JavaScript)
  • Responsive web design
  • Web design theory (colour theory, typography & layouts)
  • Python programming (basic to advanced)
  • WordPress development (basics, themes & plugins)
  • Hybrid & Progressive web app development
  • Photography & Illustration

Visual Communication

  • Logo & identity design
  • Icon design
  • Illustrations
  • Graphic design
  • Product & architectural photography

Work

Recent & featured work

Museum of Anatomy & Pathology, KMC Manipal

When KMC MAP - home to one of the largest collections of anatomical specimens in the world and a part of Manipal Academy of Higher Education / Manipal University - were looking for ways to go digital, I came up with the idea of having a website and a series of applications which could be used in education and for general information. This website is the first phase in a long process of going digital. I did the back-end and front-end programming in addition to the design.
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What I did
  • Concept
  • Back-end development
  • Front-end development
  • Web design
  • Symbols and web graphics
  • Server setup and configuration

Krsna Heritage

Krsna Heritage, a heritage house converted in to a guest-house needed an informative website and reservation enquiry system for their customers. I did everything, from programming and design, to photography.
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What I did
  • Back-end development
  • Front-end development
  • Web design
  • Photography

Genesis Packaging

Genesis Packaging, a major manufacturer of tins and closures and an old client of mine, needed a B2B website to reach out to their clients. I did the website and logo. In the past I have developed an inventory management system for them and done product photography.
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What I did
  • Back-end development
  • Front-end development
  • Web design
  • Logo design
  • Infographics
  • Photography

Vaikunta Baliga College of Law

Vaikunta Baliga College of Law, part of the Dr TMA Pai Foundation - a group of educational insitutions and another old client - needed a revised website (I had done their previous website as well) and an online admission application to ease the admission process during the covid-19 pandemic of 2020. I also provide general web consultancy to them on a regular basis. The website is still under migration and some of the content is in the process of being redone.
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What I did
  • Back-end development
  • Front-end development
  • Web design
  • Web server setup and configuration
  • Email setup and administration

Besant Education

The Women's National Education Society approached me to design websites for the Besant group of educational institutions, Mangalore. The challenge was to create a 8 websites with a common design. Since then I have also developed an online admissions application and setup an email server for faculty and students. I am in the process of coming up with a fresh and updated design for the websites.
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What I did
  • Back-end development
  • Front-end development
  • Web design
  • Web server setup and configuration
  • Email setup and administration

Our Lady Of I Can Be Anything You Want Me To

I did the front-end, back-end development and wrote several automation scripts for this interactive art installation by digital artist Afrah Shafiq. I have worked on several such projects for Afrah in the past, usually handling the entire technical implementation.
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What I did
  • Front-end development
  • Automation scripts for data processing
  • Web server setup and configuration

About Me

To know more about me, visit my personal website https://prathameshpai.com

492.5

Websites and applications created

115.35

Happy clients

7501.01

Hours of teaching experience

2210.326

Students taught

270.79

270.79

Sleepless nights

1231

Pencils sharpened

20003073

Lines of code

100208e34

Pixels pushed

1903

Times tried turning it off and on again

42

It all comes down to this

* Numbers are just estimates. The point is, I am experienced. I have been programming since 1993, creating websites and web applications as a hobby since 1999, doing these things professionally since 2001 and teaching post-graduate and undergraduate students as well as teachers at computer training institutes, since 2005.

Work philosophy
  • Innovation does not mean using the latest technology. I will use the latest framework/programming language/trends in my projects only if it makes sense in that context.
  • I believe in simple and effective solutions. Simplicity is harder than it appears.
  • I will only work on projects that I find interesting. If a project does not interest me, I will pass it over to someone who can do a better job than me for that project, so that means if I take up a project, I will give it my best.
  • No project is too small or too big as long as it is interesting. Sometimes the smallest ideas are the most innovative and the most fun to work on.
  • Most of my clients are long-standing, repeat customers who feel more like friends than clients as I tend to work with them over extended periods of time.
  • I try to keep my classes light and interactive, with lots of visuals and occasional detours, even when dealing with complex concepts

If all that sounds good to you, you will enjoy working with me. Get in touch and let's create something nice.

Frequently used

  • Python / Django / Flask
  • HTML / CSS / SVG
  • JavaScript (front-end, vanilla) / JSON
  • Jekyll
  • PostgreSQL / Redis / SQLite
  • Vim / Zsh / Tmux / Git
  • MacOS / iOS / Slackware Linux
  • Affinity Designer & Photo / Sketch / Gimp / Inkscape
  • Pencil / Paper / Watercolours / Fountain pens
  • Raspberry Pi / Arduino

Ocassionally used

  • PHP / WordPress / Laravel
  • Vue / React / jQuery
  • Ruby / Haskell
  • MySQL / MariaDB / MongoDB
  • Swift / Cordova
  • Ubuntu Server
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator / Procreate

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