I want to start a career as a web developer (though all my previous jobs are server administration). To supplement my resume, I'm making web sites that demonstrate my proficiency. An example: This weekend I'm putting together a simple order tracking site for a restaurant. Waiters enter customer orders; food prep team marks each item when it's prepared; waiters update the order when it's delivered and when the customer leaves. All the actions take place in a web app connected to a MySQL database. It's simple, but it demonstrates proficiency in SQL, PHP, and AJAX.
Is there a way I can post my source code somewhere? The sites in question are mine, so there's no question of IP. They won't be live sites, so there's no risk of exposing customer data. If I made a link to "http://restaurant.mysite.com/SourceCode.zip" would an employer be interested in that?
Forgive me if the question isn't specific or appropriate for the site. I'm starting my career completely over, and I'm a bit overwhelmed.