Professional Web Development with Drupal and jQuery

Amit Asaravala is an independent Web developer specializing in creating highly interactive content-, community-, and commerce-focused sites using Drupal and jQuery.

Recent projects include work for the ACLU, Berkeley Parents Network, the Hoover Institution, and the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors.

Recent Client Projects

ACLU
His Health
Berkeley Parents Network
Hoover Institution
Navis
Amma.org
University of California at Berkeley
SF Public Press
University of California at Berkeley
ACLU
Increasing Engagement by Bringing Data to Life

By integrating an interactive map tool into ACLU's site, the organization can better present information to policymakers, lawyers, and the general public. Here, a map helps users understand which states have passed or attempted to pass anti-protest bills.

Project Type:
Content
Organization Type:
Nonprofit
His Health
Helping Doctors Achieve Better Outcomes for Black Men At-Risk for AIDS

NASTAD's His Health website is an e-learning platform that helps doctors and nurses learn how to better engage with black men who are at high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. The site provides video-based classes and online assessments that doctors and nurses can take for continuing education credits, made available through accredited programs.

Project Type:
Content
Organization Type:
Nonprofit
Berkeley Parents Network
Tools for Community

Launched as a collection of email lists nearly 20 years ago, the Berkeley Parents Network has grown into the leading community resources for over 37,000 parents in the San Francisco East Bay region. As part of its transition to a self-sustaining nonprofit, BPN realized it would need to automate its processes and adopt a self-service model -- without losing its tight-knit feel. Working closely with the BPN team, we have rolled out a searchable databases of local daycares, preschools, and schools; a nanny-and-sitter matching service; and a marketplace -- and are seeing more postings than ever before. And there's more to come!

Project Type:
Community/Social
Organization Type:
Nonprofit
Hoover Institution
Organizing 20 Years of Research

Twenty years of content spread over dozens of publications with varying formats and publishing schedules? No problem. We can organize it, simplify it, and make it easy to manage and access -- and we did!

Project Type:
Content, Events
Organization Type:
Nonprofit
Leading Partner:
WebEnertia
Navis
Technology for Terminals

With press releases to publish, events to announce, and customers to support, the marketing team at Navis needed a website it could control. With the team at THEM providing the creative lead, and with me leading the CMS development, we built a Drupal-based system that let the team easily keep their site up to date from any location.

Project Type:
Content
Organization Type:
Commercial
Leading Partner:
THEM
Amma.org
Inspiring Humanitarian Works Worldwide

Amma is a spiritual teacher who travels the world each year seeking to alleviate the pain of the poor, and those suffering physically and emotionally. This project brings together over a hundred North American groups devoted to Amma's mission and unifies them under a single look and feel. The new site allows each group to continue maintaining its own content -- promoting local news and events, for example -- while benefiting from the traffic and resources available to the larger organization.

Project Type:
Community/Social, Content, Events
Organization Type:
Nonprofit
University of California at Berkeley
Department of Mathematics

Increasingly, websites are driving the first impression that prospective students, faculty, and funders have of an educational institution. To highlight its modern, forward-looking approach to research, the Mathematics Department at the University of California Berkeley completely rebuilt its outdated site on a new Drupal platform. Learn more about the services I provide for educational institutions.

Project Type:
Content
Organization Type:
Education
SF Public Press
A News Site for the 21st Century

Responding to the need for a closer look at issues affecting San Francisco, the not-for-profit SF Public Press launched in 2008 on a blog-centric Drupal 5 site. As the publication gained in popularity, the organization contacted me to help them create a news site for the 21st century -- one that would help them showcase their special reports and make their publishing process more efficient. The resulting Drupal 6 site features image galleries, audio, video, comments, aggregated news feeds -- and yes, multiple blogs.

Project Type:
Content
Organization Type:
Nonprofit
University of California at Berkeley
Program in Medieval Studies

The new site for UC Berkeley's Program in Medieval Studies better reflects the organization's emphasis and culture via a simple but elegant design that puts the beauty of medieval manuscripts on display. A calendar that integrates with UC Berkeley's master events site makes it easy for interested students and faculty to find relevant lectures in the area. And faculty listings that can be sorted by areas of interest make it easy for students and conference organizers to find experts in a given field.

Project Type:
Content
Organization Type:
Education