WebsterArt.com clients

For businesses, both large and small, a Web Site is THE most cost effective way to communicate with your customers. For the price of printing one 4 color brochure, or running a 3 inch advertisement in the yellow pages of your phone book for several months, you can have an entire web site custom built with pages and pages of text and full color pictures of the services and products you offer to your customers.

This is not to say that you no longer need to spend dollars on a broad range of advertising venues, which would include the yellow pages, print advertising and possibly even radio and TV ads, depending on the size of your business. The Internet is simply another means for you to reach out to your customer. Dollar for dollar, for the amount of content you can put in front of your customer, the Internet can't be beat.

A well designed interface is a pleasure to behold. It flows reliably across all browsers, operating systems and mobile devices. Interfaces have to straddle the fence between creativity and functionality. I design interfaces that will accommodate the limitations of the popular browsers and smartphones. I typically will build in functionality for browsers going back several years. . When I design a website for a client, I first gather information about the clients business, then ask the client if he or she has any particular preferences regarding style. Usually we sit down and look at the websites of some competitors. My goal as an web designer is to make my clients web site a unique piece of digital art that reflects the core values of his business without getting lost in "gee whiz" special effects. These web designs typically involve a lot of give and take between me and the client and go through a series of stages. I build an initial mock-up, present it to the client and then refine it based on feedback.


Creekside Care

I first built this site for Creekside Chiropractic in 2004 using tables. We upgraded to an all CSS structure in 2010 to the state you see here. I put a lot of extra organic SE0 (Search Engine Optimization) work into the site. We were getting results on the first page of Google for searches like: "Lakewood Chiropractic" I also managed their email accounts, making numerous on-site visits to assist with IT support. She has since moved on to another Web Firm. I left the site up on my server to show my students.



This was my largest project to date, and was live from 2002 until 2005. The client was several years overdue for a face lift on an existing site and asked me if I would like to take on the project. They needed the new site desperately, but were working with a limited budget. I put together a proposal that used my design and code writing skills for the initial design work. For the actual production work I supervised a team of handpicked graduates of the Web Design Program (my former students). We were able to convert all 200 pages of the existing site over to my new interface in three weeks, on schedule and on budget. I continued to manage the sites that followed this one for some years until they finally hired a full time webmaster. Here are a couple of them. NOTE: these designs were not mine...I was simply asked to maintain and update the content.

CPTC Foundation

2009 website

Lawyer website


This client was a referral from my Chiropractor client. He was her lawyer and asked me to build his firm a website that increased his traffic via some organic SEO programming. I also managed his email server. I still cringe remembering the day I was transferring his domain name and email servers. I accidentally pushed the wrong button on the admin side and shut down email service to the entire firm of lawyers for two days. I felt so bad. They were very nice, but making lawyers mad at you is not a good business practice.

flash animation

All Flash

I got a call out of the blue from a woman whose web designer had left town. She had an all flash website online and desperately needed someone to update it. She'd been given a high quote from someone downtown and hoped I could do it for a lower price. I agreed to do it on an hourly basis. While I did not design it, I did figure out how it ticked and managed it for her for about 5 years. I left it up on my servers as an example. I'm *so* glad all Flash sites have fallen out of favor. They are a pain.

version 3

websterart v.3

This is version 3.0 of my website. It is the one that precedes the current one. I consider myself a client. Who better to practice on? In it's day this was high end design featuring all CSS interface design. It is a large website and uses the Galleria plug-in for the thumbnail animations. I've tried to keep all my old websites up and working.

version 3

websterart v.2

This is version 2.0 of my website. I built this one in 2000. Back then it was all about Photoshop, ImageReady and Tables. It's still kind of pretty, in a retro kind of style. Making those wires was fun. There are actually two versions of my website before this one but I can't bear showing them.