Website gallery

I've been designing websites since 1997 for small businesses and nonprofits like yours.   Here are a few of my recent creations.

Build Lebanon Trails

BLT is a nonprofit group that creates and enhances new multi-use trails in the community. I restructured their website so the information flow matches the purposes of the site visitors. They are invited to find a trail, join an event, or get more involved. The call to action is a subscription form for a newsletter that will keep them engaged.

Neptune Sport Fishing

A website update for a sport fishing business in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is a simple brochure site. The most difficult part about this site was getting Captain Stan to send me a photo of himself.

Custom Designs & Sports

This small business needed a website redesign and was hoping to reduce the cost that they were paying for hosting. As soon as their website went live they started to get many requests through their contact form. They hadn't had that feature before and are really pleased with the volume of requests and the way they get the notifications of a contact.

Heritage Leage of the Second Air Division (USAAF)

This is an update of an existing site that is still in progress, because it has many historical documents that will be handled using updated methods to facilitate search and speed. The logo was carried forward, but we researched the fonts in use during World War II, resulting in the use of Kaufmann and Nimitz for the titling. At the moment, the new and old sites are integrated with links back and forth and redirects so that people using their old bookmarks will land on the corresponding new page.

Lawrence Subdivision Water Association

This website was developed for a teeny tiny neighborhood nonprofit water association, who wanted to be able to post their water quality results and alert their neighborhood of upcoming water outages and other news. They now have a form they can fill out that automatically posts the alerts to the website, and the neighbors can sign up for subscriptions to email alerts. The subscription service is TinyLetter, which is so simple to use that people of any skill level can feel comfortable with it.

Paws Animal Hospital

This website redesign was pure fun. It's a friendly clinic and who doesn't enjoy working with images of dogs and cats? The font and photos are large on the page as a match for the exuberance of the animals.

The Beekman Law Firm, LLC

A website redesign for a small law firm in a very interesting town. I did a competitive analysis of other small law firms to check colors, big ideas, calls to action, and strengths and weaknesses of each site. This also helped me to get feedback about what the client liked and didn't like before the redesign started.

Mount Hamilton Range Improvement Association

This website was developed for a nonprofit organization, who wanted to do their own simple updates. The main purpose of this association is to disseminate information, so the front page is a blog format. Once the website design was completed, I held a couple training sessions on how to publish news, upload graphics, and send out newsletters to their subscribers.

Cheadle Lake Run

This is a yearly event sponsored by Build Lebanon Trails, but it deserved to have its own website. The new website allowed BLT to accept online sponsorship applications and payments for the first time.

Pro Designs Screen Printing

Client requested that we reproduce their business card logo on the website and that we integrate one of their suppliers' catalogs so their customers could see the range of apparel available. The home page is a brochure look to showcase some of their work.

A trip back in time: website, 1997

Here's the first website I ever did, for a business of my own, back in 1997. Did you own a computer in 1997?

Someone designed the logo, and I thought the colors were the coolest ever. I used Microsoft's Front Page to design the site. Back then there was a choice of about five different fonts to use for web text – any other font had to be done as a graphic.

I needed credit card processing, but there were no payment gateways that a small business could afford. I finally located a little hosting service in Omaha, Nebraska that would accept customer credit card payments and fax me the information. The concept of security has changed quite a bit since then.

There was absolutely no competition for search results--there was one competing online editing service in the world with a website at that time. To get into the top 10, we'd just go register with each search engine. Alta Vista was the top search engine at that time.

Image of In English Editing Service website