Website Design and Development
Jo Landers created her first commercial website in 1996, handwriting HTML code using a text editor. Although now almost anyone can create web pages using DreamWeaver or another software package, if they don't know how to write code themselves, they are often unable to create pages that are W3C-compliant or websites that work as expected across various browsers.
Minor changes to both the code and the page content makes a big difference on whether or not a website is found organically by search engines, while W3C standards-compliant cross-platform coding ensures it looks similar and works the same way, whether the visitor is using Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari or FireFox.
If you are looking for an animated site or e-commerce solution, Jo Landers can act as a project manager, bringing together flash designers, ecommerce programmers or other specialists as needed. If you want a site with pages your staff can update themselves, Jo Landers can create the templates for a php-driven content management system (CMS), based on Wordpressor a custom system. If your current hosting company doesn't provide support for these services or you want to consolidate vendors, Jo Landers also offers web site hosting services.
A well designed website with relevant content and clear navigation is already search-engine optimized to some extent. However, proper use of titles and headers, alt tags, lists, and file names make pages more relevant in organic searches. Jo Landers writes code with SEO in mind, creating page templates and file structures that improve search engine rankings for the content they contain. She can also provide assistance with interpreting web statistics and making minor changes to content to improve rankings on an existing site, or creating printed materials or promotional products that reinforce your web presence.
If what you really need is a website/user interface that interacts with a database (either as a stand-alone application on your local server for in-house use, or accessible from anywhere with an internet connection), visit the PHP/MYSQL Database Development section of this site.
Related skills include file conversion from Microsoft Word, Excel or your existing database, and image editing and optimization using Photoshop.