Web Design Begins With a Message
Your website is often the first impression a potential customer has about your company that you can control. To be effective, your message must be targeted and consistent in word and design. I put small businesses on the web with websites that are designed to engage customers, draw traffic and establish online credibility.
I create websites that are easy to update and maintain with the world’s most popular content management system. Whether you want to set up an e-commerce store, a blog, video blog, podcast or just set up a basic directory-style home page for your business, I can help.
Your tech guy. I make websites work.
I studied computer science in college, where I learned to program, how the internet works, network security and about computing in general. I always had a passion for the visual arts, which I exercised early on with photography. But over the years I started a number of side projects until I figured out I enjoyed designing the web sites for these projects more than the projects themselves. (For an example of an ongoing project see: indiaphile.info)
I understand small business because I have been operating a successful one, Jamboree Pet Care, in San Diego for over five years. It continues to operate, largely without me, as I focus on web design and development.
The Seaside Baker
The Seaside Baker shares her journals of recipes, places she travels to, experiences and anything else going on in her life. In almost two years she had built up a large following of devoted fans and was looking to monotize her blog. The problem was she was hosted on WordPress.com, which does not allow many types of commercial activities, such as running ad network ads. She was ready to go self-hosted.Read the full article...
Fiesta Island Dog Owners
Fiesta Island Dog Owners is a 10,000 member, 501(c)3 non-profit organization in San Diego. Their purpose is to preserve and protect the unique and popular 92-acre leash free area of Fiesta Island from development. The FIDO website serves several important functions for the organization. First, it serves to inform members of the public, the media and important decision makers in city government about the issues involved and the Mission Bay Park Development Plan that Fiesta Island falls under.Read the full article...
Indiaphile – All Things Indian Food & Culture Blog
Indiaphile is my wife's Indian Food & Culture blog that I often contribute to. I designed and created the site for her utilizing Wordpress as a cms and blogging platform. She writes most of the posts and does the food styling. I take the pictures, often with off-camera lighting, but sometimes with available light. We get over 10,000 visitors per month, a number which is growing rapidly. At this point all of the income comes from advertising.Read the full article...
Recent Blog Posts
The Switch To MediaTemple
I find choosing a web host to be one of the most excruciating decisions to make. They all make big promises and most hide their downsides. The decision is fraught with uncertainty. This site does not use or need a lot of bandwidth. My traffic needs are quite low. It can live on an economical...Read the full article...
WordPress Sites Being Attacked – How to Protect Yours
A widespread attack is going on around the internet, looking for and compromising WordPress based websites. The attack method is fairly unsophisticated, but is quite powerful because of its breadth. Protecting your site against this attack is not particularly difficult, although that might change if it becomes more sophisticated. The method of attack attempts to...Read the full article...
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