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

Gang Land News

Without losing the newsy feel, I migrated this site from FrontPage to Expression Web a few years ago. In addition to revising the page layout for new columns, updating the navigation menus, creating a new archive, and migrating the high-level pages, I coached my client in how to use Expression Web so he could continue to create his weekly column and maintain his website himself.

The site uses third-party code to manage subscriptions and access to the weekly columns. I've tweaked it a bit over time, updating the target pages and allowing it to use HTTPS protocol for better security. Additionally, I worked with my client to install a web-specific search engine. Since most of the content is protected behind a login, Google search is not an option.

This client is very self-sufficient, calling on me only when he runs into a problem he can't solve or when he needs to make changes to large numbers of older columns.

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