Blastgroups is a site where people can go and create a group site for free. You can upload pictures, video, articles, blogs, calendars, discussions forums and more. It was built to be highly customizable but also very secure.

What I did

I did a lot of frontend work on this site. I worked on some design aspects, mostly for layout. I used PHP, HTML, CSS and a lot of Javascript. I worked closely with the backend developer to create all the Ajax calls on the site. This job was a big turning point in my career as I was exposed to a lot of backend stuff and discovered my interest in development.

I created auto complete from scratch along with many other custom-made Javascript widgets such as an innovative date picker, a pop-up overlay that comes up when you click on certain links. I also created various Javascript pop up animations so that we wouldn't have to use Flash on the site.


  • Apache
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript


  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • PSPad
  • Subversion