I designed my first web site on Geocities during my college years in 1996. I recently tracked down an early fan page from 1999 that I designed, still alive on free servers. This web site is the HTML foundation of my Web Design career. Since then, I have continued to learn and grow in the field while staying on the cutting-edge of the latest web design trends and technology. My content management system of choice is WordPress and I typically build e-commerce shops in Magento or osCommerce. I also specialize in Joomla CMS web development. For building custom web sites my tools of choice are Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CC for creating a layout foundation and logo, and Dreamweaver CC to produce clean semantic XHTML and CSS.
I have been contracted by Course Technology, a division of Cengage Learning since 2001 as a Senior Technical Editor for operating system, web design, networking, Office, and programming textbooks. A sampling of titles I’ve worked on: Android Boot Camp, MCSA/MCSE Guide to Windows 10, Hands on Ethical Hacking 3ed., Guide to Wireless Communications 4e, Succeeding in Business Using Excel 2016, Adobe Photoshop, Flash, and Dreamweaver CC 2015 Comprehensive, Guide to Operating Systems, Web 2.0: Concepts and Applications, XML, DHTML, and HTML Comprehensive. I work very closely with Authors, Development Editors, and Product Managers in helping maintain a very high standard of quality in their books, typically performing multiple passes on a book to ensure a textbook is error-free and on point.
The marriage of Web Design with my contract Tech Editing work at Cengage Learning keeps me constantly learning and testing new technology, especially in the applications and software department. I have the fortunate opportunity to work on beta software, learning upcoming and current applications before they are released to the public. I am constantly learning, playing dual roles of Student/Professor during my Tech Edits, and am thankful for every business opportunity I get.
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Good news for all of my WordPress web design clients who use my hosting services. As of this weekend, ALL of my WordPress sites will have a SSL certificate and run HTTPS exclusively. HTTPS enables both the best performance the web offers and powerful new features that are too sensitive for HTTP.
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- I played women’s college basketball in the NCAA DIII tournament.
- The best boy in the world calls me Mama.
- I’m Boston sports fan. Celts, Pats, Sox, Breakers, Revs…
- I have raised funds and walked in the Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Boston Marathon Walk for Cancer Research yearly since 2009.
- I love Crane Beach.
- Snorkeling at Trunk Bay in St. John, USVI.
- I’m a proud Democrat and Hillary Clinton volunteer.
- Game of Thrones, SNL, AM Joy and OITNB are must-watch.
- I enjoy a simple life, yet one full of love, family, friends and a cat.