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

Sunday School Direct

Sometimes even knowledgeable website owners need a little help. That was the case with this website. With a venerable FrontPage design that was beginning to lose some functionality, and a desire to add some innovative capabilities, the owner originally asked me to keep the same design (more or less), create a page template he could use to rebuild the existing pages, create some sample pages he could use as a guide, and offer a few new features to his customers.

In addition to the basic design work, there were several significant features and a few constraints:

  • Use PHP for portions of each page to provide dynamic content and easier long-term maintainability
  • Create a MySQL database that could be searched by visitors for specific products
  • Add a secure Admin Tool to allow employees to update the MySQL database
  • Using JavaScript, enable customers to see custom product features (including many special fonts for text) as they selected them
  • Interface with an existing shopping cart package

This was more than a FrontPage-to-Expression Web migration. It was a collaboration on getting a better customer experience for this client's website visitors. Toward that end, a couple of years later we upgraded the design to adhere to Google's "mobile-friendly" criteria. Now, visitors to the website using phones and tablets can have a better shopping experience.

© 2017, Dorene Matney (Auburn, CA)