Technical Proficiencies

Every website needs a platform, browser-facing code, a design, and content. The platform may be TypePad, Movable Type, Ning, WordPress, Joomla, GeekLog, or some other open source or proprietary system. The browser-facing code may be PHP, Cold Fusion, ASP, JSP, HTML, CSS-P, AJAX, Javascript … or a combination of two or more of these. The design could be based on an existing template, or something entirely fresh; you’ll want to trust your site design to someone proficient with Photoshop and Illustrator, and a variety of multimedia applications. And the content — well, it’s most important: Content is king, the reason customers or constituents frequent your website.

As a versatile website developer, I’ve designed and maintained numerous websites since 1994. Sites that I have developed, some of which I no longer maintain, include the following:

  • I’ve built a variety of websites as senior website developer with Liberty Alliance, from DNS configuration to logo design to layout to building out functionality. Examples include many of the websites listed on Liberty Alliance’s website.
  • Boundless. As editor of Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine for five years, I was responsible for securing and editing all content and developing and managing the layout/coding for the site using Adobe ColdFusion and some Javascript on top of a proprietary content management system. I also configured and coded the associated team blog, The Boundless Line.
  • Ungrind. I designed this online magazine for my wife, who is its executive editor. The backend is TypePad, a popular blogging platform, which allows the editors/authors to easily maintain the site. I configured the sweet “editor’s note” using positional CSS. I also configured/designed the webzine’s blog, Fresh Brew. I’ve recently included Google ads in the left column of the blog, and am promoting the webzine through Google AdWords.
  • Start Your Family and Women Praying Boldly. I created these two sister sites for friends Steve and Candice Watters; it’s built on top of TypePad technology, which allows them to easily and regularly update the site.
  • Mitch Temple Online. Mitch’s site is built on the Ning.com platform, which provides a straightforward way to offer your own social network. We link to his book via his account with Amazon (so he receives a portion of the sales) as well as to his Facebook profile. Behind the scenes, we’ve embedded Google Analytics code so that he can track site statistics.
  • Eli Bremer. Eli’s site is fairly traditional, built not on any platform but created with simple HTML, Javascript, and GIFs/JPGs. I admit that it’s “busy”; it started simple and clean, but we kept adding an addition here, an addition there. The embedded blog is a cool feature. Eli competed in the 2008 Olympics, and went on to win bronze in the World Cup Finals in Portugal.
  • MTI Custom Landscapes. I designed and currently maintain this website. They put in our yard. Good people. Nice work. Fair price.
  • Delta3D. I was brought in by a military contractor to lead the site redevelopment for this project. Yeah, that’s kind of cool. I selected GeekLog as the platform for the site primarily because of its being open source, but also because it met all the client’s requirements and enabled a good deal of customization.
  • Duncan Bremer For Congress
  • Orchard Grove Music
  • Sovereign Grace Church
  • Fluency Voice Technology
  • Christian Broadcasting Network
  • National Fatherhood Initiative
  • OOP.COM — Object Oriented Programming
  • Flying Hospital
  • Electric Mirror
  • Orchard Grove Condominium Community
  • The Reserve at Timberlands
  • New Attitude/New Attitude Band
  • Episcopalians United/Anglican Voice
  • Concerned Clergy and Laity of the Episcopal Church
  • Campaign website — U.S. Representative Mark Goins
  • Duluth Medical Web Server
  • Regent University School of Education
  • Regent University School of Divinity
  • South American Missionary Society
  • Soul Check TV
  • The Blythe Daniel Agency
  • … and numerous others