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Websites are a professional necessity in today’s highly competitive virtual world. With just the click of a button, anyone can buy anything from anywhere. Information on literally every subject is mere seconds away.

So how are you going to make sure your website comes out of the tangle on top? How do you ensure that what you have to offer is going to stand out in a crowded global marketplace?

In an era where the average person does the majority of their business with people (or non-people) they have never even met, I say the best way to move your business forward is to take a step back.

Fotan Web and Graphic Design offers a global reach with a personal touch. The problem with huge companies is that most aren’t able to resolve issues quickly (such as: WebHostingJams’ iPage review). I believe in doing things the old-fashioned way–in knowing names, shaking hands, telling a few jokes and in truly listening. If you want your business to be a part of the future but like the way things were done in the past, please contact me. At the very least you’ll talk to a real person, and you might even make a new friend.

 

 

I am the owner of the Swiftengines.com website that Matt and Fotan constructed. What seemed insurmountable to me - trying to sell 440 model airplane engines from a distance and marketing them worldwide - Matt made a reality. I provided Matt with the inventory in Excel format, all the photos, and various pieces of text. In two short face-to-face meetings over coffee, several emails with attached bits of website and a very short time, the website was launched the week of President's Day. To construct the website Matt converted the Excel file to a data base, attached about 900 photos to the proper entries for the engines, and then combined the text blocks into a splash page, an order form, how to order instructions and contact information. Matt selected the bright, easily-recognizable and thematic graphics for the background of the splash page. The data base also made it possible to build a small "sort" function that broke the large data base into smaller pieces for quicker viewing. All of these products came from Matt and his logical, practical, and creative skills. The website was an instant hit and became the poster child for model engine sales on the web. We have received many, many congratulatory comments on the way the website works, how easy it is to use, and how clean and uncluttered it is. The navigation is transparent and has been very easy for less-than-comfortable web users to use. Most importantly, the engines have sold. Another party who constructed her own site commented that we have sold more engines in five months than she sold her first year - and all at the listed prices. It pays to have your website be and look professional and attractive as well as easy to use. Matt made it happen for us, and you will enjoy working with him as much as we did.

—Bill Swift

Swift Engines

 

Ginkgo Doors

| Portfolio

Charlie makes awesome Arts and Crafts style doors!  What Charlie doesn't do is make websites.  He needed someplace to point people from print ads he places in trade magazines.  The first thing he did was contact Gary Leif with Leif Photography here in Roseburg.  Once he

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Permanent Cosmetics NW

| Self-Managed Websites

Permanent Cosmetics NW, located in Eugene, OR, is among the leaders of the Permanent Cosmetic industry in the Northwest.  When they needed a website they could manage and update themselves, they called me.  I was able to give them a custom WordPress site with slideshows an

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UCC Accreditation WordPress Blog

| WordPress Blogs

I've been on contract working as webmaster for Umpqua Community College for quite a while now and one of the things they asked me to do was to take their Accreditation blog and clean it up.  Before I got to it it was a stock WordPress theme and didn't look anything like UCC

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Mercy Hospital - Roseburg Oregon

| Healthcare and Insurance

Mercy is another client of BBG Marketing.  BBG has a designer they use for all the layout and pretty stuff.  What their designer can't do well is the PHP and MySQL integration.  There's really not that much on mercyrose.org as far as database stuff, but they have the abil

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Umpqua Community College Foundation

| Portfolio

The UCC Foundation wanted a website where they could send students to fill out scholarship and grant paperwork.  The main idea was to allow the students to fill out their criteria information online, then have a way to export the information so the Foundation folks could so

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Google ChromeFrame

| DQP

In my new day job, I came across a problem today that I had never seen.  The application I'm working on requires an inordinate amount of JavaScript (in the form of jQuery).  Basically I'm display large amounts of data from a database in a graphical form using jQuery Spider

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Puget Sound Platter

| WordPress Blogs

PSP is a site all about the food scene in the Puget Sound area.  Karen, the owner, is quite the foodie and wanted to be able to share all the great local food related happenings as well as write-ups about local restaurants, pubs, cooking schools…  Pretty much everything

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Umpqua Community College Foundation

| Portfolio

The UCC Foundation wanted a website where they could send students to fill out scholarship and grant paperwork.  The main idea was to allow the students to fill out their criteria information online, then have a way to export the information so the Foundation folks could so

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MoVelocity.org - A site for a movement!

| Portfolio

MoVelocity.org is a site that I have enjoyed being a part of quite a lot.  For those who don’t know, it’s a free site started by a local group whose only goal was to get people up and moving.  The site, in idea, is very simple.  Allow people to log in, post exercise o

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02BrandonAshRacing.com

| Portfolio

This is a site that I did for Brandon Ash, a locally raised NASCAR driver.  The site includes a custom blog, social networking links, race information and a place for distributors of his main sponsor’s product to donate money to the team.

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