Welcome to GeoWebWorks. Though I have my hands full as a web publisher (i.e. a writer turned web designer), educator, naturalist and political activist, I’m also hanging out my shingle as a freelance web designer (and content writer, graphics designer, etc.).
I am available for web design projects and will also consider select research and/or writing assignments. My portfolio consists of my websites, blogs and Google knols. (See the links at the bottom of the page.) And if you find some web pages that look kind of ragged, please be patient; with more than two dozen websites, over 100,000 pages and countless experiments, it takes me a long time to upgrade everything.
My platform consists of a Mac (Leopard), with Apache, PHP and MySQL running on MAMP Pro. My primary web design program is Dreamweaver, part of the Adobe Creative Suite package I purchased some time ago.
If you need an e-Commerce website, I’m not the person you’re looking for. Nor have I yet learned how to work with Flash or Ajax. But if you need a plain vanilla website, a simple database-driven website or a simple content management website, I’m very affordable.
What Is Ethical Web Design?
My kneejerk response to that question is “Web design that’s totally divorced from Microsoft!”
Unfortunately, that’s unrealistic, as, like it or not, Microsoft is seemingly everywhere, like an electronic cancer. Since most people still surf the Internet with Microsoft’s embattled Internet Explorer (IE) browser, most web designers insist that professionally designed web pages must display properly in IE, along with quality browsers (e.g. Firefox, Opera and Safari).
But that’s about as far as I’ll go in bowing to Microsoft. In fact, I’m a little peeved at web designers for failing so miserably to stand up to Bill Gates. If you take a close look at my web pages, you’ll see numerous reminders and incentives to follow Microsoft’s lead and abandon “Internet Exploder” in favor of a good browser(s).
OK, GeoWebWorks is more than an advertisement for my web design business. As time allows, I hope to develop it into what you might call a high-tech reference, focusing on computers, software, web design and the Internet. It will include articles and tutorials for budding web designers and net surfers.
There will be some overlap with my other IT websites (see the links at the bottom of the page).
Credits & Links
Eventually, I’ll have links to many quality references from various pages on this site. Allow me to get the ball rolling by directing you to SitePoint’s new CSS Reference. Indeed, SitePoint is a pretty good technical forum. There are a few Microsofties who hang out there, but they infest virtually every online forum.
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Please Contact me
if you have any questions. Thank you.
David Blomstrom, WebRanger -- Friday, May 24, 2013
(This site was relaunched on April 19, 2009.)
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