What I Do

Web consulting —

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

  • 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.

Upcoming Classes

In addition to individual coaching for clients, I teach web-focused, not-for-credit classes through Sierra College Community Education. These are short classes (3-6 hours) intended to give students enough familiarity to facilitate further learning on their own.

Fall 2014 classes are:

Register for a class on the Sierra College Community Education website.

Find out more about how I can help you learn to manage your own website on my Teaching page.

Featured Client

Beal Business Law

Beal Business Law

This client's older website, designed and maintained in FrontPage, had reached the end of its supportability. It was time to move to a different tool. The client asked me to design a fresher look using Expression Web 4, then teach them how to use Expression Web to revise and maintain the site in the future.

We collaborated on the design with an interactive exchange, starting with a draft then modifying it until it reached a point where the client could take over design details. I built out a couple of pages and provided some design features like a right sidebar, then trained the client on how to use the design within Expression Web.

After a few weeks of practice (and a few questions along the way), the client is self-sufficient ... creating pages, revising content, adding pictures, etc.

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.

 
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© 2014, Dorene Matney (Auburn, CA)