What I Do

Web consulting —

  • Design your custom website — reflect your small business, organization, or personal needs for an Internet presence.

  • Customize your website — using your existing site, whether it is a WordPress.org site or created using some other tool, we can collaborate on tweaking the design (including changes to a WordPress template) to meet your specific needs.
  • Develop your website — create new pages with your content, upgrade or convert your code (for example, from FrontPage to Expression Web), and implement changes for search engine optimization (SEO).

  • Maintain your content — get fast (usually within a day or two) updates to your text and pictures.

  • Train / teach / coach — learn to update your Web pages yourself.

If you want to manage your website by yourself, I can help you learn how. If you'd rather have someone else do it, I am happy to assist. I'm an independent Web consultant — responsive, helpful, and willing to collaborate on your website. If you need a website designer, website developer, or website coach, contact me to discuss your situation or read more about the Services I offer.

How Can I Help?

If you would like to find out more about how I can help you, please contact me. We'll discuss what you want done, rates (what I charge), timeframes, and how to proceed.

Featured Client

Carin's Art Studio

Carin's Art Studio

Working with artists is always interesting. They tend to have strong notions about how they want things to look, focusing on pictures and colors, while I tend to coach them to put more text on their pages for both context and search term matching.

Carin's Art Studio - category pageCarin and I went through a couple of iterations on her website design. She needed something she could maintain, and still provide several features that an artist needs: pricing, whether a piece has been sold, larger pictures to show details, etc.

In our first design effort, we settled on Expression Web as the website development application for its flexibility and relative ease of use. It became clear over the next few months that while EW might still work, there was too much complexity in the design to allow Carin to feel confident in making changes herself.

Carin's Art Studio - artwork detail pageI revised the design trying to keep in mind Carin's technical skills and interest and her need to be able to update her artwork. We came up with a scheme that requires that she size and publish the pictures, then update only one text file to add or change the artwork she displays on her website.

Carin's Art Studio site shows how a custom design can also be easy to maintain for the website owner.

Expression Web is a component of Microsoft® Expression® Studio.
© 2015, Dorene Matney (Auburn, CA)