Website Development

Tech-Tamer can update or enhance an existing website, build a new website from scratch, or coach you through the website creation process so that you can become the master of your own domain.

For Businesses and Non-Profits

No organization is too small to have a website. Tech-Tamer can help you create or enhance the look, feel and function of your site to fit your vision, your purpose — and your budget.

Tech-Tamer designs user-friendly websites that are standards compliant and search engine optimized — that is, sites that load quickly, look good whether viewed on a large screen, a laptop, a tablet or a phone, and maximize the odds that your site will be found by your target audience.

We also have the expertise to add the advanced features you need, whether you want visitors to browse your gallery, buy your products, search for just the right information or simply leave a comment.

For Individuals

If you're ready to showcase your hobby, share family news, or post your resume online, Tech-Tamer can help you accomplish your goals cost-effectively and with style.

Not sure when, where or how to start? Overwhelmed or bored by technology talk? We'll meet you wherever you are and help you create, enhance and/or manage your presence on the web.

Why Us?

There are lots of great web design and development firms — and we think we're one of them. What makes Tech-Tamer stand out from the pack is our technical skill combined with the personal attention and real-world, adult judgment we offer. And, as a husband and wife team, our partnership is finely tuned and efficient, with more than two decades of practice communicating under our belts.

In addition, we can offer the benefit of Lisa's degree in Library Science, where she learned the foundations of information architecture before the term even existed, as well as the editorial skills she honed during a first career in publishing. And Giles, who returned to his original love of programming after a detour through law school and a decade and a half in corporate and tax law, brings analytical rigor and a real-world sensibility to his careful analysis of your goals and the best way to achieve them.

We think it is more important to work out what you need and only then to decide on the appropriate web technology for your website.   Nonetheless, you may want to know that we have extensive experience developing and maintaining websites using both WordPress and Drupal. These free, open source content management systems make it possible for us to develop websites that are easy for web novices to manage and update on their own.  Moreover, the deep community support for these platforms means that incremental enhancements to the functionality of your site -- such as a blog, or space for ads and social media links, or a place to accept and display visitor comments -- can be made quickly and inexpensively.  When our clients' needs could not be met from the community, we have also written custom plugins and modules to extend WordPress' and Drupal's functionality.

If these content management systems do not meet your needs, perhaps because your website needs to manage large, complex sets of data quickly, or to present complicated forms to web visitors, you should know that we also have experience creating websites using our own home-grown PHP-based framework as well as the increasingly popular Symfony framework.  And yes, we speak SQL.