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Manuel Kiessling's Personal Home Page
About this page
These pages I created, designed, coded etc...
This list is not complete. It will be extended soon.
This is the main internet service of my current employer. It is a search engine that started in Germany and is now available also in
It uses a great and unique search technology and has a very large database of URL's. We are currently very happy with our baby :-). I'm afraid that I cannot tell you that I am responsible for the engine itself - that was the job of some other great dudes.
My job was to create the site structure and the template system that makes it possible that many people can work on the content pages of this site without taking care of the look of each page but only on its content.
Lucky we are, it showed up that even the internationalization of Abacho didn't require to change anything on our template system... scale it, baby!
Of course I don't do this job alone but together with my great colleagues. Check out my external links page to visit the homepages of some of them.
Furthermore, I am (this time really alone) responsible for the news system of Abacho.de that is available at http://news.abacho.de/.
The news are delivered in XML from Reuters and I wrote the scripts to parse the XML files and put their content in our MySQL database. Also I created the online PHP scripts that make the news available on the page and make them searchable.
Same thing for the sports content (http://sport.abacho.de/) and our TV guide (http://movies.abacho.de/tvprogramm/). Always XML in, SQL and HTML out :-).
This I did for a friend of mine, he has a musicschool where one can learn to play the drums (I love drums btw...). He wanted to present his school on the web, but not in the usual way. So he thought out to provide a site where all the hobby-, school-, and other bands in our hometown and the cities around could present themselves and their music.
In short: An online musician community.
I did the complete realisation for him: I did the design and the HTML, PHP and MySQL coding. On this site, musicians can create an account with some information about them or their bands and can upload photos and MP3's, furthermore they can share their thoughts and information with a newsboard, a concert calendar, a classified advertisements system and an instant messaging system on the site without the need of eMail.
This is the homepage of the most ass-kickin' Q3A clan of the known universe ;-)! I did their homepage because one the members too is a friend of mine. Man, that was fun to do, they gave me total freedom in design and function.
I wanted to create something "other" if you know what I mean, and I am very happy with the result.
An instant messaging service is implemented on this site, making it possible to see who is online and to directly and easily chat with those people. Just try for yourself, it is available for non-registered users too.
Furthermore, the site can be maintained by the members of the clan without ever touching the database or any HTML code, because it has a kind of mini content-management- and user-level-system already built in.
This link will lead you to my gallery of (mainly) b/w photographs. I am very happy with the design of this site - it is simple, serious, and concentrates on presenting the photos, not presenting the presentation of the photos, got it?
Last updated: $Date: 2001/05/29 09:01:06 $ by MK
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