Website Design & Development

Consulting Services


Starting from scratch or wanting to adapt an existing design, template, or theme? Let's collaborate to build a visitor-friendly (and mobile-friendly) design or enhance your existing design. Read more about my Design services …


Functionality (including contact forms, PayPal interfaces, product databases, etc.) can improve your visitor's experience and make maintaining your website easier. I can give your website the capabilities you want or help you adapt existing capabilities (e.g., WordPress "plugins") as needed. Learn about my Development services …


Content (your text and your pictures) is aimed at your target audience. As your business or organization changes, your website content needs to be updated. I can help you publish or post your content to new or existing pages. For details, refer to my Maintenance service


Websites can be complicated. I'll help you translate the techno-speak about servers, domains, and specific tools (like Expression Web or WordPress). If you want to manage your website by yourself, great! If you need a little help in learning how, consider my Training/Coaching service …

How Can I Help You?

I'm an independent Web consultant — responsive, helpful, and willing to collaborate on your website. If you need a website designer, web developer, or coach, contact me to discuss your situation — what you want done, timeframes, costs, and how to proceed.

Featured Client

California Extreme Precipitation Symposium

The California Extreme Precipitation Symposium's purpose is to share technical and scientific knowledge about California's extreme precipitation events. They conduct an annual technical gathering and publish speaker presentations in audio and PDF formats on their website.

I've been this group's webmaster since they decided to create a website in 2005. Twelve years is a long time on the Web, and this site has evolved as technology has changed. The design is now mobile-friendly (per Google's criteria), and some of the content is dynamically generated from a back-end database. To make it easier to find presentations from prior years, there are several methods to locate a specific topic or speaker:

  • A search field, on every page, uses Google's search engine to show pages within the Symposium's website when a search word or term is entered
  • Symposium topics are listed by year for those doing subject-matter research
  • There is also an index by speaker with presentation titles

Since the content on this website is primarily text, you won't see the splashy pictures and galleries common on more commercial sites. However, for the client's target audience — hydrometerologists and others working in flood prediction and control — the site is a valuable reference resource.

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