web designSince most folks search on the internet for services and products these days (bye-bye yellow pages), it is a missed opportunity if you don't have a web presence.

www. is here to stay and every business can benefit from a company website.

Whether your site is simple with just a few pages, or more complex with forms and shopping carts, It is important for it to be attractive, engaging, user friendly, and easy to navigate.

We will help you secure a domain name, hosting service and take the mystery out of all that including moving an existing site or repointing a domain name to a new site. The best website in the world is of no real value unless your potential customers can find you. We will help you navigate the "search engine map".

We build custom sites using a CMS (content management system) and once it is launched We can teach you, or one of your employees how to update and maintain it if you so desire.

Fresh content is one critical part of search engine optimization (SEO) so keeping it up to date is a big benefit.

We can help you from concept, to launch, and teach you tricks to get found.

A good website can be a really great part of your marketing toolbox.

I put hosting in the title, but really other people do that. I don't have a server farm in my basement. What I do is to manage services and servers that are in real server farms, like Amazon's Web Services platform. I keep the software up-to-date, make sure the backups are run properly, that the server has enough capacity for the load its under. That's the value I bring to the table.


Hosting seems to have become stagnated over the last few years. A hosting company brings up a rack of servers in a data center, gets a linux build with some sort of control panel on it and starts renting out space. This was probably a good thing a decade ago, but the state of IT infrastructure has progressed far beyond this. I've kept up with these changes and can make them work for you.

Default out-of-the-box web server configurations generally aren't the best for Joomla or other types of dynamic websites. I've learned server configurations over the years that make a real difference in site performance. One of the standard tests of website performance is Yahoo's YSlow suite of tests. Currently this site scores a 93 out of 100 on that measure of speed. The Joomla.org site itself only scores a 74 on the same scale. Faster responding websites make for happier users.


Everybody needs a website. I specialize in implementing websites in the open source content management system (CMS) called Joomla. It's one of the "big three" open CMSs: Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal. I was a founding partner in one of the larger Joomla design shops in the state until we parted ways.