Multimedia, Website, and eLearning Development
Mike has been surfing the web and developing web content since the mid 1990's. He created his first web page while a student at the University of Missouri-Rolla. He has since created hundreds of web pages for a variety of websites.
In his day job, Mike mainly programs content that other have written, but when working on his web projects, he writes the content, creates the graphics, and programs the individual web pages.
Mike has several current websites. Some are more active than others. Here are some of Mike's current website projects...
- MikeBecvar.com - SirBudProductions.com - SirToonyVanDukes.com - BalloonsByMike.com - FacePaintingByMike.com - The Clown Network - Face Painting and Balloon Twisting Blog - JustClowningAround.org - KapitolKlowns.com - OperaGuildNova.org - Becvar.net - NorthernVAToday.com - KENROB.com - Fun2CFaces.com - Pelukyta.com - WiggyTheClown.com -
MikeBecvar.com is Mike's personal website. It is also the most active of all his websites. He started working on the website in 2004.
Mike uses it to host the digital photos that he takes. He tries to update the website with new pictures whenever he does something fun like volunteering to take the Polar Bear Plunge or participate in the Fourth of July Parade. Visit the Photo Gallery on MikeBecvar.com to see what Mike has been up to lately.
Mike also has his blog, Mike's Take on the World, on the website. He tris to publish a blog entry every few days.
Sir Bud Productions is a project created and run by Mike Becvar. This is a website where Mike can try different website development techniques and showcase his work. The website was first launched in 2004 and has seen various updates over the years.
SirToonyVanDukes.com is Mike's clowning website. He started clowning as Sir Toony Van Dukes the clown in 2008. He uses the website to market Sir Toony and share pictures of the various things he does.
BalloonsByMike.com is Mike's balloon twisting website. He started working as a professional balloon twister in 2009. He uses the website to market his balloon twisting skills and share pictures of the various things he does.
FacePaintingByMike.com is Mike's face painting website. He started working as a professional face painter in 2009. He uses the website to market his face painting skills and share pictures of the various things he does.
TheClownNetwork.com is one of Mike's newer website projects. When Mike got started as a clown, he spent a lot of time on the Internet looking for different clown websites and wished there was a resource available for the professional clown that brought all of them together in an organized website.
Mike has links to other clown websites and hopes to redesign the website to use PHP/MySQL to store the links for easier maintenance.
FaceAndBalloonArt.com is one of Mike's newer website projects. This website is partly based on the work he put in creating The Clown Network. This website is for the professional face painter and balloon twister. It was created using a WordPress Blog template that Mike customized.
JustClowningAround.org is the website of Just Clowning Around of Northern Virginia (JCA). JCA is part of Clowns of America International (COAI). JCA is COAI Alley #170 - Vienna, VA.
Shortly after becoming a clown, Mike joined JCA and has been an active member ever since. At the beginning of 2009, Mike volunteered to update and host the JCA website. Mike posts pictures and clown news on the website on a regular basis.
KapitolKlowns.com is the website of the Kapitol Klowns. Kapitol Klowns is a 100% COAI Alley. They are the second oldest alley in Clowns of America, International (COAI). Kapitol Klowns serve the Washington, DC and Maryland area.
At the beginning of 2009, Mike joined the Kapitol Klowns. He volunteered to update and host the Kapitol Klowns website in June 2009.
OperaGuildNova.org is the website for the Opera Guild of Northern Virginia (OGNV). The Opera Guild of Northern Virginia (OGNV) was founded in 1992 and is closely affiliated with the Opera Theater of Northern Virginia. This volunteer non-profit organization seeks to bring the joy of opera to the local Virginia community and develop regional support for the performing arts through fostering an appreciation for local theater across generations.
Mike volunteered to serve as their webmaster in May 2008 when their old webmaster moved out of town. He has developed a good relationship with the president of OGNV and helps them keep the website up to date with the latest Opera news and events.
Becvar.net is another one of Mike's websites. He initially registered the domain so he and his family could have becvar.net email addresses. He has not done much with the website.
NorthernVAToday.com is one of Mike's newer website projects. Years ago, Mike wanted to create a website with links to the shopping and entertainment resources for the South Riding area. Mike created a few sample pages, but never finished the project. Mike hopes to create a PHP/MySQL website with links to sites in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC area.
Before they went out of business, Mike started work on a new website for KENROB Information Technology Solutions, Inc. They showed Mike a website for one of their partner companies. Mike created a website with a similar style, but used the colors from KENROB's current website and marketing materials.
Kerri Caldwell, owner and artist of Fun2CFaces.com, had an existing website that needed updating. Mike created a new website for Kerri that followed the design of her existing website while updating the graphics and text.
Miguel Flores, owner and professional clown asked Mike to update his website, Pelukyta.com. Mike worked with Miguel to create a new website that was launched February 2010.
Miguel Flores asked Mike to build a new website for his wife, Sonia, who is Wiggy the Clown. Mike worked with Miguel and Sonia to create WiggyTheClown.com. The new website was launched in February 2010.