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

Betty Readle Therapy

Recently there's been a big uptick in website traffic and use on mobile devices (e.g., phones and tablets). Google started penalizing websites that didn't display well on those devices. As a result, many of my clients have asked me to redesign their websites to be "mobile-friendly" (per Google's criteria).

Additionally, Google now has a report called PageSpeed Insights to let website owners know how well their website pages perform on mobile devices. The emphasis in this report is on getting the most important parts of a page to mobile users so they can take action. The current rule of thumb is that pages should load (be displayed) in 2 seconds or less.

Betty Readle is one of the clients who asked me to make her website "mobile-friendly". While I was at it, I also worked to improve the results on her website's PageSpeed Insights report. I did the original design of Betty's website back in 2009, so I was familiar with it. It was clean and professional, but designed for desktop computer screens. Here are the results of Google's tests:

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Here's a comparison of the mobile views of the website, before and after:


As you can see, there's quite a bit of difference in how this website looks on a mobile device. While there isn't a great deal of difference in how the website looks on a desktop monitor, the improvements for mobile devices should improve traffic to Betty's website and make it much easier for people to use her site on their cell phones.

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