Web Design

I am a professional web designer located in Nashville, Tennessee.

You may ask:  “Why hire Terry?”

I offer custom internet architecture – Most free web services offer web templates with restrictions to how information is navigated and presented.  Even agencies base their “web packages” off pre-coded web systems.  I approach each web project as a blank html file.  Together, we will find the best possible solution to organize and present your information.

I offer custom web graphics – A free website may allow you to place your logo in the header of your webpage, but a custom built website will re-enforce your identity by maximizing the impact of functional web elements.  Ordinary buttons, lists, headings and backgrounds are utilized to construct strong associations with your products or services.  Don’t have a logo or identity?  Better, yet!  I can provide exceptional illustration and graphic design services.

I offer free search engine optimization – I hand-write html code to utilize your keywords, your keyphrases and location.

I am a webmaster knowledgeable in:

I charge $70 an hour and I can provide an estimate and contract at no charge.  Most WordPress sites take me 15 hours to complete ($1,050).  These sites usually involve a modest amount of SEO work.

I use Opensource software to construct my webpages. I’ve installed and customized the following applications with my own html templates, text and graphics.

Content Management Systems

  • WordPress – A W3C valid blogging site. WordPress offers many of the same features as Drupal with minor differences.(Example)
  • Helios Calendar – A browser controled calendar / time management system. The easy to read calendar displays events as links.  The application also doubles as a complex newsletter generator. (Example)

Music and Image Galleries

  • emAlbum – software that automates the management, organization and viewing of images. It features timed slideshows, image captions and endless images and sub-directories. (Example)
  • Vespa – web application that organizes albums and their mp3 files.   (Example)

Newsletter Emails

  • Vertical Response – Provides online newsletter manager, event marketing, surveys, direct mail postcards and social media content.
  • MailChimp – MailChimp helps you design email newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use, and track your results.

E-Commerce Systems

  • Prestashop – My choice for e-commerce software.  Developed in Europe, this application has an easy-to-navigate control panel, it can be customized easily and installed without much troubleshooting.
  • Zen Cart – A popular choice of e-commerce software.

Dating Websites

  • VLDpersonals – Some of the default features were: Instant chat rooms, video, audio, friends, favorites, dozens of search options and a complex events calendar.  (Example)

Google Analytics

  • Google Analytics – Google lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications.  I study and understand how to analyze this data to make your website more effective.

Flash and Director

  • Adobe Flash Player is the standard for delivering high-impact, rich Web content. Designs, animation, and application user interfaces are deployed immediately across all browsers and platforms, attracting and engaging users with a rich Web experience. (Director Example), (Flash Example)

Early Web Experience

down to earth
Down To Earth Distributors - My first CSS project involving multiple opensource applications like Stoke's Phone Book, Matt's FormMail, Plan's online calendar and ramdom image javascript. I also designed and coded the web sites for Down to Earth's retail stores and it's organic fertilizer. I completed these projects between 2004 and 2007.

Agent Lead - I worked in Corvallis, Oregon for GoHome in 1999 designing web pages to sell real estate.

Libbey, Inc. - In 1997, I worked in Toledo, Ohio for one of the worlds largest tableware manufactures. I was flown to Atlanta Georgia to work with Microsoft in designing the launch of this complex web site. (While living in Ohio, I created the infamous email: terrytoledo)

Obie Media's Art Department 2001 - I did this while working at Obie Media.

Early Web Animation

The Future Sound of Lego - My first stop animation using Flash. Lego people ravin' and dancing til the break of dawn. I love their smiles.

Random Testimonial

Terry is very creative in his approach to your design ideas but also attentive and exacting in his updates and corrections of your first proofs to your last. I’m pretty picky and Terry hung with me till I was done tweaking and until I was satisfied with the final result. We are working on our sixth CD cover and I’m very excited!

John “Gumby” Goodwin
Los Angeles, CA

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