Website Design & Development
I am not accepting new clients at this time.
Many clients come to me with an older website they maintain. In most cases, they want to update the design to be mobile-friendly with a more modern look. I collaborate with them to design a new look and feel that allows them to still maintain the content. Read more about my Design services …
Functionality (including contact forms, PayPal interfaces, product databases, etc.) can improve a visitor's website experience. I help clients improve existing capabilities. Also, I've given their websites new capabilities, with a focus on enhancing their customers' experience or making it easier for them to maintain. Learn about my Development services …
Content — text and pictures — is aimed at the website's target audience. As my clients' businesses change, their website content needs to be updated. When my clients prefer not to do the ongoing updates themselves, I update existing pages or create new ones as needed. For details, refer to my Maintenance services …
Websites can be complicated. I've helped my clients translate the techno-speak about servers, domains, and specific tools. Clients who want to manage their own website and need a little help in learning how or have a specific problem to address have used my Coaching services ….
In 2013, one of my clients referred me to Designed Stairs. They make beautiful stairs, custom designed and crafted. Their website had been redesigned in 2011 using a highly-customized theme in WordPress.
For the next 5 years I helped them maintain their WordPress website, adding additional customizations and solving technical challenges with the WordPress environment.
Late last year, Designed Stairs came to me asking for a more updated website that would give them the flexibility they need for the many customizations required to show their quality stairs in the way they wanted. Working with their graphic designer, and after several tweaks, we got the layout they wanted. Because of the variation between pages, using a tool like WordPress, where individual page customizations are limited, wasn't going to work. Additionally, reducing the platform bloat allows the photo-heavy pages to be served more quickly. I ended up creating a from-scratch, fully customizable design.
In 2020, the client developed a professional-facing website, which became a major section of the main website later in the year. This pro-facing side has several different design characteristics and features.
This website shows some of the features that are possible when a custom solution is warranted.