Ryan Wilson has the cart before the horse: He's already got the career and is only just now getting the education that goes with it.

Ryan Wilson has the cart before the horse: He's already got the career and is only just now getting the education that goes with it.

Wilson is a 21-year-old student at DeVry University's Columbus campus, where he's part of a team that's developing a website for the North Side Health Advisory Committee as a class project.

For the past year and a half, however, Wilson and his roommate have been partners in Elite Business Technologies, a professional website development outfit.

Wilson gave a presentation on behalf of the members of his team at last week's monthly meeting of the advisory panel.

At the sparsely attended session, it was decided to seek NSHAC.org as the domain name for the site and to have all suggestions on content funneled to the students through a subcommittee of the overall group.

"When it comes to domain names, you typically want something short and sweet," Wilson counseled.

"I'm a big fan for simple, short and sweet," commented committee co-chairman Scott Dowling.

Wilson added that he and his business partner were willing to absorb the cost of not only the domain name but also the first year of hosting the site.

The DeVry student went on to outline the plan he and the others on the team have for developing a site that could easily be changed by members of the committee without them having to be familiar with all kinds of computer coding. Wilson said that a general layout would be ready soon and he would welcome e-mail comments from members as the site is developed.

"Everybody's input is very important to get the ball rolling," he said.

The class the students are in is about a quarter of the way through a 16-week cycle, but Wilson said that they hope to have something approximating a finished product in far less time than that.

"I hate to put a deadline on it," he said.

Wilson added that he and his partner would be willing to work with the advisory committee long after the class project is concluded to make certain the website is exactly what the members want.

"Our goal is to keep it pretty simple and easy to use," said Sandy LaFollette, another committee co-chair and a member of the website subcommittee.

"We are getting graded on this," Wilson informed the committee members.

"You've got an A in our book already," Dowling said. "It's yours to lose."