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Why should you ask me to build you a website?

Take a look at a few websites I've built for other folks.

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These five very different sites—representing a range of size and complexity—illustrate what a Simply Effective website is all about:  clear, easy to navigate, and rich in content. Each site carefully matches design and technology to meet the client's needs precisely.

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Client:  Hope Herting, L.C.S.W.

http://hopeherting.com

Hope is a licensed counselor, creating a private practice from scratch. She wanted a simple website to let prospective clients get to know her before they contacted her, but as a new business owner she needed to keep her expenses low.

With a WordPress template as our starting point, I was able to put a site online for Hope in less than a week, at very low cost. Then I taught Hope to make simple changes, so that as her practice grows she can keep the site current all by herself.

. Screenshot of HopeHerting.com
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Client:  Thomas J. Folan, conductor

http://tomfolan.com

Tom needed a full-featured website to represent himself professionally and advance his career, but he also needed to minimize his costs. WordPress provided the ideal foundation.

I developed a strong, simple visual design for Tom, delivering an affordable website with plenty of music, photojournalistic essays, a blog, and a calendar. Its unique appearance doesn’t give away its humble WordPress roots ...and it’s a website that Tom can update from his laptop as he travels the world.

. Screenshot of TomFolan.com
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Client:  Fairport Office of Economic Development

http://fairportoced.org

A non-profit organization working behind the scenes for over 25 years, the Village of Fairport Office of Community + Economic Development (OCED) has played a significant role in creating the bustling village you see today.

Katy Kuczek (Aurora Design) provided the visual design for OCED's website and I provided the technology. I integrated a robust HTML framework with a simple content management system to create an environment through which Village personnel can update the site with current news stories, project descriptions, meeting minutes, and reports. They also keep the public tuned in to policies and financials, documenting the performance of this unique public/private approach to development.

. Screenshot of http://fairportoced.org/

Client:  aFrank&co

http://afrankandco.com

Adam Frank is a fine wood craftsman who doubles as a general contractor to handle design, building, and remodeling projects of all kinds and sizes.

Katy Kuczek (Aurora Design) provided the visual design for Adam's website and I provided the technology. This is a fully responsive design, in which a single code framework and five sets of style rules enable this beautiful website to look perfect on everything from a desktop computer with a large monitor to a tablet to a smartphone.

. Screenshot of http://afrankandco.com/
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Client:  The Weavers' Guild of Rochester

http://weaversguildofrochester.org

With roots that extend back to the 1940s, the Weavers' Guild of Rochester provides a welcoming place for fiber art enthusiasts. Through classes, workshops, and programs, the Guild unites folks who knit, weave, spin, felt and more.

Susan Gilday provided the visual design for a new website while several dedicated Guild members developed content and I provided the technology. Together we produced a responsive design that adapts its display to look great on mobile devices and desktop computers. A foundation of clean, fast-loading HTML and CSS is integrated with a content management system to provide the Guild with a richly-detailed online story, and I've trained a Guild member to update and evolve the site herself.

. Screenshot of weaversguildofrochester.org
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