Hand-crafted web development done right

My speciality is turning designs into reality. And I love finding creative solutions to web design problems. If you have an idea in mind, I can code it.

I believe in quality over quantity, and I value clients who feel the same way. Doing it right is a point of pride for me.

Whether you have a specific website problem that needs fixing, or you have ideas for a completely new design,

Your site. Any Device.

Your site should work on all devices great and small. Does it?

Ensuring your site looks great on all platforms and devices is critical to its success. What's even better is when this can be accomplished with a single site, instead of the old way of making targeted websites (what a nightmare!).

And this is where I come in. Using proven industry standard techniques I'll develop your site with maximum flexibility, making it effective on any device you choose to use. It's pretty cool actually.

Clients

Chrisman Studios

Full site coding

Ben and Erin had ambitious plans for their new site: clean lines, nimble feel, and plenty of custom CMS features…well beyond just categories and tags. Oh, and it had to work everywhere.

I was brought in on this project when the designer had completed the visual site concept. With major framework engineering, I organized the immense amount of content and developed a fully responsive Wordpress site, including all device layouts designed to compliment the original desktop-centric vision.

The result is a deceptively clean site to host their award winning photography. It's both gorgeous on the outside and highly functional on the inside, including plenty of custom admin enhancements to make it easy to maintain.

Chrisman's site, shown on a tablet. Chrisman's site, shown on a smartphone.
Chrisman's site, shown on a laptop.

Abby Photography

User interface mods

Chris was mostly happy with his Wordpress theme, but wanted a few small changes made to give it his own personal touch. Based on his descriptions, I worked up the changes and had them in place a few hours later.

Fearless Seconds

User interface mods

Huy needed a few small but important things done to the site to enhance the photographer listings, and after coding the fix I had it in place shortly thereafter.

David Pullum

Security mods

After various site attacks and strange errors, David came to me to help him repair his blog and start over with a fresh install. I rebuilt the database and recreated the site from trusted sources, improving security as I went. The result is a stable, secure website with no more funny business. The theme has since been updated, but the solid foundation remains.

Terroir Selections

Multiple site maintenance

Many websites are managed by Terroir and they all needed adjustments ranging from simple code glitches to the creation of new site sections. I lined them up and knocked them down, fixing everything on schedule.

Cook Taste Eat

Reference design

I created responsive reference code using jQuery for a site re-design taking place later this year.

Mulderbosch Winery

Content Management

I rebuilt the CMS portion of the site, enabling easy updating of vintage information and simplified additions when new ones are ready.

What to expect

Clean code

I create standardized and well-documented code. As a result, your site will be easier to maintain (lowering TCO) and will run better and faster.

Clear communication

Clarity and transparency of the development progress is critical to a successful project. You'll be kept well-informed every step of the way.

Solid framework

All new Wordpress sites are built on the proven Genesis framework. This leads to a more secure site built faster…and no sleepless nights for you.

Wordpress specialist

I've been programming Wordpress for more than 5 years. I'll bring this deep knowledge to your project to ensure no unexpected gotchas jump out at us down the line.

Standardized technologies

Your site will be created using the best tools and methods designed for speed and flexibility.

Wordpress logoWordpress

The defacto standard for blogs, it is becoming a full-featured CMS perfect for jobs large and small. New sites benefit from the Genesis Wordpress foundation.

jQuery logo

Any custom UI/UX for your site will be done using jQuery, so widely accepted that it's hosted by Google.

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Some of the new bits in HTML5 and CSS3 are long overdue, and I'll make the best use of them while ensuring backwards compatibility to users using backwards browsers.

Become a Client

I'd love to hear about any project you think I can help with. and we'll get the ball rolling.

Who is Mike D

A photo of the always dapper MikeD

I've been programming for 17 years, and by far my favourite is websites. I love everything about them, from the "boring" planning stages and framework setup to the finessing of the layout to get it just right.

My goal is no-nonsense, stable, beautiful, secure responsive code to make your website sing. I have a single-minded determination about such things, and I'd love to put that to work for you.

I'm also an accomplished photographer, which lets me flex my arty side shooting weddings and portraits. From that came my tools for photographers that help to automate Photoshop in intelligent ways.