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

Public Safety Training Institute

After taking over the webmaster responsibilities for this client's website a little less than two years ago, many changes have occurred — some because of technology and some because of business needs.

Fairly complex with several underlying technologies (PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, etc.), the site was designed before mobile devices became ubiquitous. In January 2018 the client decided it was now time to address that situation. I redesigned the website to meet Google's "mobile-friendly" criteria.

Last month, the client wanted to add more audiences to his public safety training courses. I revised the architecture of the website and the administrative back-end supporting it to accommodate additional course categories.

Custom websites like this take an individualized approach. Part of the challenge is to integrate changes with the original design, both in order to keep the site from confusing existing visitors and to allow new visitors to find their way around. It's an ongoing process, rewarding for me as well as the client.

© 2018, Dorene Matney (Auburn, CA)