I’m David Ernst, and I like to think of myself as a computer geek with whom you’ll actually enjoy talking.
A Computer Person
I see the world through nerd-colored glasses. Describe a situation to me – say, the processes that run your business – and I immediately start thinking about what parts of it can be streamlined, automated, published and securely managed via the World Wide Web. Static web pages that work like online brochures are great, and an important part of every organization’s web presence. But, the Web is far more powerful than an online brochure. Everyone knows it, and yet few small businesses allow themselves to dream about how their site could do something more than give general information to the public.
I’m here to help you develop that kind of dream. And to help you realize that kind of dream.
A People Person
Unlike so many people who enjoy working with computer code, network protocols, binary numbers, etc., I also enjoy working with people. Communication is a completely essential part of my work. I work closely with my clients to develop a firm understanding of their goals and desires. I do my best to understand their ideas, but also to suggest possible paths that they may not have considered. In the notoriously fast-changing world of the Web, it’s difficult to always realize just how much power might be right at our fingertips.
A Frugal Person
Some people don’t dare to dream about dynamic web sites because they assume that the complexity involved must make it far too expensive to consider. It certainly takes skill and effort, and therefore costs money. However, I suspect most people would be surprised by how far money can go in this area. And, if the end result isn’t going to lower costs, improve effectiveness, or generate revenue worthy of the cost to construct it, then I believe you shouldn’t build it. And, I won’t hesitate to tell you so. This is no reason not to dream. Your dream might be far more affordable than you imagine. And far more powerful. But only after you’ve done some dreaming can the costs and benefits of the dream be estimated. Start dreaming, and when you’re ready, let’s talk.