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.

Linn County Small Woodlands Association

A website redo for the Linn County Branch of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association. This nonprofit has had a long association with the Clever Clovers 4-H group and wanted them to be involved in website maintenance, so I designed a course for the students with videos, and homework that required work on a practice website. The students post news, events, and documents to the new LCSWA site.

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This is an update of an existing site that is still in progress, because it has many historical documents that will be handled using updated methods to facilitate search and speed.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 in the new site.

PIgs Can Fly Ranch

Besides being a web designer, I'm also a microfarmer. This is a site for that business. I wanted to create a brand and a blog that would draw people to the site and display my vision and values and convince them of the quality of the product, and the farm in general.

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.

Photos by Lexie

Who wouldn't love to build a website featuring beautiful portrait photos by a professional photographer? The information design was equally important: organizing the presentation of the types of photos shoots she offers so that potential customers can easily see if she meets their needs and see some examples of her work. The photographer predominantly uses Instagram, so we set up a feed that instantly turns her Instagram posts into website posts and lets her categorize them so the photos appear on the appropriate page. This makes it very easy to keep the website fresh.

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.

South Santiam Watershed Council

This nonprofit website has a number of custom features, including a document library, a course materials download page, and a sophisticated website search, including full-text search of PDF files stored on Amazon S3. But my favorite feature is the font used for the headings: Aquawax, which has a distinctive lowercase 'w' that's perfect for a group that's focused on water.

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.

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.

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