elegant web solutions since 1999

About Me

I began my career in the mid-1990s as a furniture maker and graphic designer. Graphic design quickly morphed into making complex websites starting around 1999. Starting in 2008, for eleven years, I operated Timeglider, a web-based application I created for making and sharing interactive timelines, used by over 500,000 students and educators around the world. Timeglider was acquired by Preceden in 2018. 

Twenty years of experience in web development means I’m a seasoned, full-stack web developer, fluent in HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL.  

I offer a speedy, complete web design/development package for far less money than you would pay with an agency. And I’m a wicked good communicator. I charge $90 per hour. 

My work ranges from simple WordPress launches to highly customized application development for unusual business needs. I often work with fantastic graphic designers like Kristy Weyhrich, and with marketing experts like Blue Bike Communications.

  • All manner of web consulting & development, from simple websites to complex web applications.
  • Help with domains, site migrations, hosting, DNS, and all the other alphabet soup.
  • WordPress development, themes (either from scratch or by modifying existing themes), widgets, plugins, and so forth. If you’re thinking of using Drupal, don’t do it.
  • Customized WooCommerce (WordPress’s main ecommerce plugin) and Shopify solutions. 
  • Search engine optimization (SEO) if it’s not too insane, e-mail marketing assistance, SSL, Google Analytics integration.
  • I can even help with writing, editing, content migration, file & image processing & management, or database management, if you need it.
  • Custom animations, interactions, ajaxy thingamajigs, you name it.
  • But really, come on, you should keep things simple.
  • Did I mention that I live in the very cool city of Boise, Idaho?

 Long ago, I made furniture, and then for a few years was a bookbinder with Dan Kelm at the Wide Awake Garage in Massachusetts. My background as a graphic designer, craftsperson, and writer gives me a full set of tools for working with small- to medium-sized companies. I can even proof-read ; )  You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more agile, responsive, creative, and thoughtful programmer in Famous Potatoes.