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I’m Danielle, a professional Web Designer with 20 years of experience and contract Tech Editor with 15+ years of experience for one of the largest computer textbook publishers. I have developed a variety of web sites with various needs and requirements including mobile responsive WordPress blogs, Joomla Content Management Systems, E-Commerce stores, and much more. Drop me a note for more information.

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.

Recent blog posts

  • wordpress

WordPress 4.8 Updates

WordPress version 4.8 is now available to download or update from your WordPress dashboard. Let’s take a look at what’s new.

New Widget-related Features

  • Adding Images: Adding an image within a widget can now be done without the use of code. […]
  • color-wheel-poster

How to Pick the Perfect Color

Beyonce’, The Beatles or AC/DC?

Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, or World News Tonight?

This quirky flowchart from the minds at 99designs help you choose the perfect colors for your logo or web design project. Imagine your brand is a person, start at the top, and answer the questions […]

  • ssl

No HTTPS? Not on my watch.

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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Danielle Shaw
Founder | Head Designer

  • 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.
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