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PHP is a powerful server-side scripting language that powers a large part of today's web, and with PHP7 it just keeps getting better!

Simple, Elegant, Web Solutions and Services

There is no "one size fits all" or "magic bullet" web solution for a business of any kind. A successful online presence is a combination of multiple tools all powered by synergistic technologies. Your user's browser is a free window-ad for you to draw them inside, so let's dress that window of yours up!

Development

The lovely "coded brain" behind your project! That's my favorite part of making stuff. I rely primarily on PHP, Python, and Javascript for front and back-end scripting.

Design

I'm quick, reliable, and love to make clean and appealing interfaces that enhance your business' image. I use popular trends and CSS frameworks, backed by industry research.

Delivery

Every site or application I create comes with a complete set of components that cover just about anything you might be using third parties for now - that equates to less recurring expenses!

One Developer, Multiple Technologies

I leverage powerful tech to help you reach your online goals


You don't need to search for multiple developers to accomplish one task! I am a full-stack developer with plenty of experience with a full array of server and client-side languages necessary to build powerful and unique web experiences! I am not one to fall into trendy, niche, tech camps (I'm looking at you Node). Instead, I rely on tried and true, future-proof, server stacks. What I build for you, will continue to be awesome for years to come.

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  • Python Python
  • SQL SQL
  • Javascript Javascript
  • HTML 5 HTML 5
  • CSS 3 CSS 3

Want to explore how I apply these skills to build your online presence?
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PHP is a powerful backend scripting language that lives on the server that hosts your website or web application. It is behind many of today's large platforms such as WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal just to name a few. It has a long, rich history as being the go-to scripting language for most web solutions. Ruby and Python can't compete in terms of ease of use and delivery time and with PHP7, things just got real!

Python is an interpreted high-level programming language for general-purpose programming. It has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability, notably using significant whitespace and indentation. It provides constructs that enable clear programming on both small and large scales. I use Python for server tasks and API wiring among other many useful filesystem operations. I am also a GIAC certified Python coder!

HTML is the markup language used to structure the content of your website and web application. Your user's browser and Google are primarily concerned with good, error-free, HTML that makes sense structurally. I use the language to it's fullest to ensure you are set up for success when it comes to SEO. That equates to higher visibility in search engine results; Content is king after all!

CSS is responsible for how your users actually see your content when they visit your site. Unlike HTML, CSS is responsible for the way your content looks. I utilize popular CSS frameworks such as Twitter's Bootstrap and Zurb's Foundation libraries to produce elegant and responsive applications that look good and adapt to all the many various devices your users will access your application on.

Javascript is the action layer of your website. Each browser implements Javascript slightly different. It was first created by Mozilla, the organization behind FireFox. I use Javascript to accentuate the display and transmission of data to and from the backend of your application resulting in a "live," desktop-like experience for your end user. I do not, however, use Javascript in the "server-side" application i.e. NodeJS.

SQL is a language for interacting with databases. Databases are the persistent memory behind the majority of websites on the internet. They store valuable information and make for powerful applications limited only by one's ability to implement them successfully. MySQL is my database engine of choice not only because of it's ease of use, but also because it is available on almost all hosting platforms and integrates easily with PHP.

Designed for the Web

And ready for access using any popular browser

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All of the sites and applications I create are deployed on the web. All you, or your audience, needs is your favorite, standard-compliant web browser and you're on well on your way to a logistical nirvana!

Helping you stay relevant and connected

There are over 3 billion people online at any given moment making it the world's most popular place to shop, research, and stay relevant. It has changed the way the entire world does business. You might have one of the greatest businesses and brightest ideas, but if you are not taking advantage of the available stage-space out there, you're missing out!

Global relevance by being connected on the web

Forget Software as a Service

Drop the monthly price tag and get the code!


During any research online will almost always lead you to a plethora of software as a service based solutions. Adobe, Microsoft, and everyone else is jumping on the "pay indefinitely to use our products" band-wagon. Don't settle for the guise of a large corporate solution that is bloated and inaccessible. Put a stop to the cycle and get the code!

Start with an idea

Let me know what your business needs, how it needs to behave, and what the end goal of the application should meet.

Let me build it for you

I build your application from the ground up to be responsive, adaptable, and intuitive. No fluff, just what you need, how you need it.

Deploy and enjoy

Upload the finished application to your site with ease. Setup of my applications takes around 20 minutes top for a beginner.

Work with someone who is keeps things fun and professional!

I'm fun and friendly and I know most people, at least me as an example, want to work with someone who doesn't give you the Troll face all the time and tell you all the things you can't do!


I Listen

I listen to what your goals are for your project. I know you could have chosen anyone else to work on your project, and I am glad to be the one you are considering. So, you have my full attention and I will jump through my entire tool bag to make sure you get what you came for!

I Deliver

I have over 14 years experience working in a service-based industry and I have learned how to efficiently utilize information and the tools available to shape it! Not only are you getting someone who does web development, but you are getting a wealth of experience driving the train to your destination!

I Speak Your Language

I'm a small business owner myself and I can identify with all the many hurdles that small businesses have to jump through to make it online. Let my experience and drive help you skip all the stuff I had to go through to get to a simple end goal. Hand it off to me and I will make it how you want it.

I'm Affordable

I charge a flat rate for all of my skills. I do not nit pick through detail charges. You can rest assured that when you hire me to complete your project that you will be getting every-bit of the money you are entrusting in my services! I have to keep my reputation and I know that it revolves around my customer's satisfaction.


A Simple and Comfortable Workflow


Initial Mockups

I design everything in the browser, not in Photoshop. What you see is what you get. You will have access to live demos for testing everything out and making sure you are completely satisfied with how your site looks and responds.

Commented Code

I provide code comments throughout your webpages and in-depth documentation via a plain text file. When things change, and they will, you won't have to be a web-guru to make those changes.

Payment Plans

I don't make you pay everything up front and then run. I offer weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly payment plans and you can drop out at any point after the initial payment if you are unhappy. You won't be though!

Enterprise-class features and one year of included support

In addition to all the above features, every application I craft comes with 1 year of free email support and a reasonable amount of customized tweaks after launch. I go the extra mile to make sure you are happy with your product and do my best to keep you from having to email me over and over for additional options. I love the phrase "do it right the first time!"

What are the applications?

Give your business an online edge and the whole world opens up to you

User Account Management

Powerful and customizable user account management comes with each application I design. Regain control of how your employees and clients access your application by defining their permissions more intuitive with your organization's structure.

Logistics, Reporting, and Data Integration on Lock

Whatever it is you manage or track, manage it in style! Reports and customer data can be formatted and tied directly into your local business practices. No need for any plugins or addons; You tell me what kind of data you need to track, and it gets baked right in the application!

Safe, Secure, and Self-Aware

Built in analytics and traffic monitoring are not an afterthought. If you are used to using WHM or cPHulk, then you will feel right at home with Vulcan, Cinder, and Coral - my trusted security trio for managing and monitoring all incoming and outgoing traffic. Scan your application and stay up to date on who's going where they shouldn't be!

Custom Design and easily customizable

I make it super easy to customize all my products without ever needing to contact me. To achieve this, I use Symfony's Twig templating language for all "views" and customizing the look and feel of your application couldn't be any easier. If you decide to hire a designer in the future, they will not be pulling their hair out trying to do their job. Now that's what I call "future-proofed!"

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About Wordpress Development

I do not warp restrictive foundations such as Wordpress to do something they are not designed / optimized for; It's all custom! When you hire me, you are getting a custom-made application to meet your unique specifications. This allows me to deliver a high-reliability product with extensive documentation, great support, and a unique user experience!

I do not provide development services for Wordpress. This includes Wordpress themes, plugins, or customization for pre-existing assets. Not my lane! It's a personal choice.

Server management for development teams

Server Management Services

Are you a mobile-only development crew that needs a solid online service to provide your user's with a quality product? If so, consider contracting me to help you develop and maintain a powerful and flexible solution that can grow with the size of your business. For more information on how I can help you, contact me directly.

Do you need a more detailed comparison to help you make up your mind?

If so, you can read about the huge difference it makes going with a custom application vs a large, "do it all," one that your competitors are relying on. A personal touch on your website goes a long way, especially when you aren't relying on some generic and shared theme! I have compiled some generic pricing and support considerations to help you see the tremendous void that I can fill in today's market!

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Slim

A PHP framework that doesn't get in the way!


All of my applications are built on the Slim v.3 PHP framework. Ivory is a Slim App object wrapper that handles automated bootstrapping of views and custom components and their configuration, routes and middleware. Slim is fast, flexible, and non-opinionated. It gives me ultimate flexibility to build everything from huge, feature-rich apps to simple web APIs. What this means for you, is a lightweight, low-space application that responds quickly. Just Google: "Slim PHP micro-framework speed comparison" and you'll see why it's just plain awesome!

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Show the Slim group some support!

I fully support what these guys are working on. Slim is one of the best PHP micro-frameworks out there.


Slim Docs

Need help for Slim? Check out the Slim documentation.

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Slim on Github

Check out Slim on Github. I currently use the v.3 branch.

View the Slim Repository

Slim on Twitter

Follow the Slim dev team on twitter for updates and information.

Follow the Slim Project on Twitter

Why I trust PHP

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PHP 7 is powerful, fast, efficient, and turn-around time is minimal.

Why PHP and not Ruby, NodeJS, or Python? The results speak for themselves!


Every tool has it's purpose, but when it comes to web development based around an Apache server using a generic HTTP request life-cycle, PHP wins hands down. When it comes to an interpreted language that beats the competition in speed by enormous gaps, PHP wins hand down. When it comes to simple, unencumbered implementation of all of those necessary features without the aid of a computer science degree or endless hours of toiling, PHP wins hand down.

PHP doesn't require, nor does it support, long running processes which can crash at the drop of a hat. Leaving your application or website broke and in need of tender love and care. Javascript? Yeah, well it's a language best kept in the domain of action scripting inside a browser, not on the server. Too many developers are selling half-baked solutions and frameworks because it's all the rage in their cute little clubs. Don't fall for it. If you need to to get real work done on your web server: trust PHP. I know I do.

Still have Questions?

Wow! You made it this far down the page!


Here's a few questions and answers to help you make an informed decision. Don't forget to read more detailed information I have provided here.

What equipment or software do I need to host or provide a web application or service?

It depends on how you intend to deploy your application. Will it be public or online, or on a private dedicated server? Regardless of your answer, you will need a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) server stack. If you plan to host it online, you will need a paid hosting plan, preferably one which gives you more control than most shared hosting plans do. Hosting plans come with a monthly or annual price tag, whereas an in-house server can cost as little as $300-$400 USD for the Server itself.

How long does a typical web application take from start to finish?

This is entirely dependent on your specifications and the amount of time it takes to agree on the design. By far, the most involved and time consuming part of application development is the front-end design and user-interface scripting. Making frequent changes during this time can really slow a project down, but it is to be expected. After all, this is the first time you see your idea come to life - so their are usually going to be numerous little tweaks until you're satisfied.

How do I get customization and support services after completion?

I offer 1 year of unlimited support on all web applications I create for you. During that first year, I charge you nothing to correct bugs and give you training on how to use the application. This does not include additional customization work. Each customization request is considered a change if it requires the implementation of a new feature or the complete rework of an already existing feature. Minor tweaks to interface styles are included at no cost. I determine each request on a per-case basis, and I'll let you know up front if it is going to cost you anything. Even if it does, most of the time it's like $30-$50 USD, a lot less than others try to charge you.

What technologies do you use?

Technologies? I guess you can consider the languages and markup in this category. Scripting and markup languages include PHP, Python, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Linux or macOS are my Operating Systems of choice for all web application development.

Do you work on Wordpress based solutions?

Not currently, but I have plans to start supporting Wordpress projects in late 2018.

Do you work on Joomla! or Drupal based solutions?

I have absolutely no intention on working on either Joomla! or Drupal project work at this time.

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