Web Design

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I have functional experience in several different web design applications including Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft FrontPage, and Dot Net Nuke. Depending on need, I am currently working primarily with WordPress and Joomla. I like WordPress and Joomla because they are both highly customizable and incredibly extensible. In fact, they are so extensible that I started to lose track of themes and extensions that I tested out and ended up liking.

This page serves as a portal for design elements that I find to be useful and effective. As always, I try very hard to use applications that are free.

General Design Tools


Firebug for Firefox – A must-have for identifying the code for visual elements seen on a website. You can take the covers of a website with simple point-and click navigation and understand exactly what code controls what you see. This is very useful for changing elements without sifting through pages of code contained in multiple files.



Download the famous WordPress.org software using the link above to begin building and hosting your own blog or website.


Once you have your WordPress site created, head over to the themes site to help with customizing your site. With over 700 free themes, you can have a field day downloading and inspecting themes to find just the right one(s) for you!


Plug ins allow you to add all sorts of funtionality to your site such as admin menu’s, voting booths, search boxes, widgets, comments, and so on! There are currently over 4000 plug in’s, so make sure to set some time aside to play.

Featured Plugins









Joomla.org is the home site for the Joomla web design software. If you are new to Joomla, you should start here. Joomla is a free, open source, content management system that acts as a great web design tool.


JoomlaShack offers great looking templates – both free and paid – and hosts a very knowledgeable and helpful support community.

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