Website Design & Development
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.
Realizing that his older FrontPage website needed to be migrated to a different platform (probably Expression Web) for ongoing maintenance and hosting support, this client didn't have time to do that migration himself. He asked for my help.
His website consisted of over a thousand web pages and the typical approach — to migrate each page one at a time — would have been extremely time-consuming and expensive. I proposed a different approach:
- Update the design
- Migrate the supporting pages (home page, about, contact, links, etc.)
- Write PHP code to translate his spreadsheet database of artwork into generated web pages (artist index, category index, summary of artist's artwork, individual art piece)
He agreed on this approach. Initially, the spreadsheet data had to be made consistent so that the judgements (beyond the scope of code) would not be needed as to what to leave in and what to leave out. Then I did coding to present the information.
My client can still use Expression Web to make changes to the static text on the supporting pages. For changes to the artwork content, he updates the spreadsheet, uploads it, and executes a web page to generate the data used by the other web pages. Now, there are only a dozen or so web pages in his website. This is a much easier, faster process than he used to have.