Hi! I'm Ryan, and I make websites.

A great website is made like a recipe with lots of ingredients:

  • User-centered design
  • Great content
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Solid code, optimization, and testing¬†

With my experience as both a freelancer and a marketing director, I can bring these ingredients and more to your web project.

While I have over 20 years experience building websites, my greatest strength is my cross-disciplinary approach to web projects.

Below are samples of the web projects I've built.

Main website for Independent Adoption Center, built in Drupal 7, and migrated from a legacy website built in html and perl.

This project was completed by myself and a graphic designer. I handled site architecture, front and back-end development, and the migration process, while my partner handled the design and copy writing. A lot of progress in search engine rankings had previously been made, and so maintaining the SEO of the site during migration was of primary importance. After launch, the site continued to gain rankings on its most important key phrases.

Drupal 6 website completed for Independent Adoption Center. The site features two main components: searchable user profiles for adoptive families, and a social network for birth parents.

On this project I was the developer for both the front-end and back-end.  I worked with a graphic designer and a project manager.  The site relies on several custom modules, including a custom search module to deal with the complex searches required by the adoption agency.

Notable features include:

A search engine for adoptive family profiles across the web. Built for Independent Adoption Center using custom HTML, PHP, JQuery, and Google Custom Search.

On this site I worked as project manager and developer, alongside a graphic designer. Its a very basic site designed to do one thing well: provide a single source for searching all families adopting on the internet.

On this project I was the Drupal consultant, working with Human Service Solutions for The Mentor Network.

The client needed various updates to their site, including theme updates, a few new content types for news and landing pages, security updates, etc.

A wordpress business site for Bradbury Garage Doors. The client needed a brochure website with some basic marketing copy, and a logo. I provided these as well as a presence on social media sites like Yelp and the BBB. Wordpress widgets were created to integrate badges as 'social proof'.

A fan site for SuperCell's mobile game Clash of Clans. The site provides a faceted search interface for finding popular YouTube video's with strategies for the game.

Notable features:

  1. Faceted search powered by Apache SOLR.
  2. Panels and Views jump menu's to provide alternative ways to browse site content.