Alex Houghton

Custom Web Development and Design.

Contact Me

Email me at contact@houghtona.com or use the form below.

Hi there!
I am a web developer from Platteville Wi, doing freelance contract work and a whole lot of side projects. I spend my free time with my boardgame-making hobby and talking about Star Wars. Did you know that John Boyega saves lives?

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Website Development Résumé

Current Web Projects

Story Game

Story Game is an online app that lets you create stories with your friends (or play anonymously) in real time.

I wrote the code, designed the site, and did pretty much everything there. I hope for it to be completely finished sometime this year, but there's currently no schedule.

The Platteville Gaming Association

The Platteville Gaming Association needed a way to easily organize their many different games sessions for Plattecon, so I worked with them to create a scheduling system full of useful options. Then I redesigned their website. This is ongoing!

Check out the Plattecon gaming convention, from March 4th to 6th in 2016 at UW Platteville, Wisconsin.

A Few of My Past Web Projects

Aegis Laboratory Solutions

Aegis Laboratory Solutions is a testing and consultation service for labs in the Southwest Wisconsin area.

  • Created custom responsive and SEO-friendly WordPress theme.
  • This website contains some custom plugin work and so I've trained the administrators to manage it.

Gunnerkrigg Court

Gunnerkrigg Court is a fantastic scifi-fantasy webcomic by Tom Siddell.

  • Developed custom Content Management System backend with the following features:
    • Commenting/spam management, file uploading, archive management.
    • Cron job to auto-upload content on specified dates.
  • Recreated SEO-Friendly HTML and CSS.

Ken's Meat Market

Ken's Meat Market provides a full selection of meats, sausages, and cheeses in Langlade County, Wisconsin.

  • Rescued domain from GoDaddy after previous developer left.
  • Created custom SEO-friendly HTML and responsive CSS.

The Platteville Gaming Association

The Platteville Gaming Association is a board game group in Platteville, Wisconsin and the yearly host of Plattecon.

  • Overhauled website with SEO-friendly content and responsive design.
  • Created custom scheduling system for yearly convention.

Much of my work can't be linked to from here! Contact me to learn more.

Boardgame/RPG Projects

Shark Roulette

You've all been trapped in a whirlpool with a ravenous shark! Rotate tiles to change the current and get the shark to eat your friends instead of you...

Conspiracy

A 3-minute family-friendly party game where players work together to create ridiculous stories in the form of conspiracies.

Chocolate Box

An RPG system with the world's only 3d paper mache character sheet.

Last Draw

A card game where you can mix-and-match pre-built magical characters and weapons to fight with them. The unique timeline system makes this a downtime-free game.