Website Design & Development

Consulting Services

Design

Starting from scratch or wanting to update an existing design, template, or theme? Let's collaborate to build a visitor-focused, mobile-friendly design or enhance your existing design. Read more about my Design services …

Develop

Functionality (including contact forms, PayPal interfaces, product databases, etc.) can improve your visitor's experience and make maintaining your website easier. I can help you improve existing capabilities on your site, or give your website new capabilities, with a focus on enhancing your customers' experience. Learn about my Development services …

Maintain

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. When you have new content, I can update existing pages or create new ones for it. For details, refer to my Maintenance services

Train/Coach

Websites can be complicated. I'll help you translate the techno-speak about servers, domains, and specific tools. If you want to manage your website by yourself, great! If you need a little help in learning how, consider my Training/Coaching services …

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. Once I have an idea of what you want done, we can talk about timeframes, costs, and how to proceed.

Sunday School Direct

https://sundayschooldirect.com/

Sometimes even knowledgeable website owners need a little help. That was the case when the client first contacted me in 2013. With a venerable FrontPage design that was beginning to lose some functionality, and a desire to add some innovative capabilities, the owner 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, show customers a drawing reflecting their selections (including special fonts, colors, and text)
  • 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 giving visitors to the website a better shopping experience when using phones and tablets.

In 2019, the original owner of this website sold this business. He felt confident in my contributions and recommended me to the new owners as their technical coach and developer. They agreed.