The Source of what?
The business name came from an idea that I wanted to be a ‘source’ of solutions for people that need a web site. I am happy when I can come up with a solution to a problem or need – not at the lowest price but at a price that works. I want to provide solutions that pay for themselves over time. Psychologically it would be nice to create some things along the path of life that will last and make a positive contribution.
Local to some and not to others – duh! I’m talking about how the world is flat – a book some guy in my past mentioned.
I operate out of my home office in Avon Colorado – close to Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts. I have spent years as a programmer working for both IBM and Home Depot’s corporate office. Even though I have been working on computer repair for years now, I come back to puzzles and solving problems. Also, it’s pretty nice to be able to work from my home.
The puzzle fanatic (crosswords for me) part of me got me into web site design and building. Putting the parts together to do what you want. My first real web site the site for my computer repair business. Yes, it’s vintage and was created with Dreamweaver. The second was for my wife’s travel business (Reach Destinations if you want to ski in Vail!).
There are so many options for web site building that it gets overwhelming. I’ve talked with so many people about web sites and they normally get REALLY complicated in what they want to do – like the home renovation programs on television. The want much more than they might need and can afford.
I’ve recently become a fan of keeping things simple. Simple works well for me and keeps my clients happy – they can update the web site themselves with minimal training. WordPress allows that to happen. Sure, WordPress has it’s problems but it works quite well if we just give it a little love and attention.
I like working with both StudioPress and with iThemes. They both provide great frameworks on which a web site can look pretty, be simple and still get the job done.
The past 5 years have been challenging as I grow this business. We have learned some hard lessons and have both won and lost clients along the way. It’s strange to me how often a client will throw away a site AND their designer just because they are ‘ready for a change’. Us people – we are hard to understand. At the same time I continue to work with those clients that like working with me – I guess that is the best solution for everyone.
My skills are growing every day and I welcome talking with you about any kind of web site you want. I will listen and investigate the options. Then we see if we can work together and both be happy in the end.