"Ultimately, users visit your website for its content. Everything else is just the backdrop. The design is there to allow people to access the content."
-- Jakob Nielsen, from his book: Designing Web Usability.

"Make it as simple as it needs to be. But no simpler."
-- Albert Einstein

"You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!"
-- Dr. Seuss

"And will you succeed?
Yes! You will indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed)"
-- Dr. Seuss


medical_invoice_informationI am a software developer who has successfully developed, marketed, and sold his own software online for over 15 years. My software includes health related databases, educational applications featuring multimedia and text-to-speech, and software for Microsoft ® Office Automation. I have designed, developed, and managed websites and/or blogs for my own use and for others since 1999. I have used the WordPress blogging platform since 2004 and have used WordPress to blog about the Civil War since 2005. My skills include; WordPress blog development and customization, WordPress theme development and customization, XHTML/HTML, CSS, PHP/MySQL, Search Engine Optimization, Internet Marketing, and WordPress blogging consultation and/or help.

Mission Statement

By establishing a close web designer and client relationship, my mission is to provide you with professional design and development services for websites, WordPress blogs, or custom database websites. Small businesses, organizations, or individuals will benefit from my help. My objective is that your website be effective in achieving your statement of purpose, in accomplishing your online goals, and successfully communicating with your visitors. Your time is valuable and designing, developing, redesigning, and maintaining a website of any type or size is not trivial work. I can be your off-site Website Department and save you time, and all of the other website headaches and chores.   ...Jonathan R. Allen

Technical Skills

  • CSS
  • PHP and MySQL for online custom database development
  • WordPress blog setup and management
  • WordPress custom theme design
  • PDF e-book creation
  • Classic Visual Basic Professional 6.0
  • Application Help system authoring


The University of Akron

  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science Industrial Management


Pinehurst, North Carolina

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When I'm not busy with software and website work, my interests include; golf (struggling to keep a single-digit handicap), health, diet, nutrition, and fitness, learning and writing about Civil War History, walking an All-American mutt dog, business, investing in the stock market and mutual funds, and Jeep Grand Wagoneers (I have a 1987 Woody).

Your Off-Site Website Department

Website Geeky Gobbledegook Causes Headaches

Jonathan R. Allen Web Design can be your off-site Website Department and handle all the website geeky gobbledegook for you. I'll save you the website headaches.

Do these kinds of things sound like website geeky gobbledegook to you?
Website hosting - Upload to server - How to buy a domain name - DNS and Nameservers - Add on domains - Sub domains - Top Level Domain - cPanel - HTML - CSS - PHP/MySQL - WordPress - FTP - WordPress themes - WordPress plugins - Sitemaps - RSS - SEO - Website layout - HTML Validation - CSS Validation - Website color schemes - Liquid layouts - Fixed layouts - 960 grid - Browser testing - Shared hosting...

geekIt's enough to give you a headache. I can help you with the website geeky gobbledegook. Let me have your website headaches. Jonathan R. Allen Web Design plans, designs, develops, and manages effective websites, WordPress blogs, and custom database websites from start to finish for business, organizational, or personal needs. Hands-on personal attention, and exceptional customer service, are cornerstones of Jonathan R. Allen Web Design.

By establishing a close web designer and client relationship, my mission is to provide you with professional design and development services. My objective is that your website be effective in achieving your statement of purpose, in accomplishing your online goals, and successfully communicating with your visitors. Your time is valuable and designing, developing, redesigning, and maintaining a website of any type or size is not trivial work. I can be your off-site Website Department and save you time, and all of the other website headaches and chores.

My Website Services...

Design of Websites, WordPress Blogs, or Custom Database Websites for Small Business, Organizational, or Personal Use

Custom Website Design

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  • Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced Websites
  • Updates and Tweaks
  • Redesigns - Large or Small
  • WordPress Blog Integration
  • Custom Request Design
  • Website Consultation and Help

WordPress Blog/Website

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  • Installation and Professional Setup
  • WordPress Based Websites
  • Updates and Tweaks
  • Redesigns - Large or Small
  • Custom Theme Design
  • eCommerce
  • WordPress Consultation and Help

Custom Database Website

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  • Designed for your particular needs.
  • PHP and MySQL based.
  • A front-end website with a custom database working in the background.
  • You will be able to add, change, or delete the information kept in the database as you desire - you won't have to rely on a website designer (Such as me!) to do this.
  • Keep records of employees, customers, supervisors, etc.

Do you have other website or WordPress blog needs? Please Contact me and ask how I can help you.

Planning An Effective Website

It all begins with a plan...

  • You should have a Statement of Purpose for the website: What do you want the website to accomplish?
  • Well Defined Goals for the website are important: How will you determine the website's success?
  • Are your website visitors looking for information, education, or entertainment?

An effective website begins with a Statement of Purpose, Well Defined Goals, and knowing What the Website's Visitors Want. Effective websites exist to inform, educate, persuade, or entertain a target audience. Jonathan R. Allen Web Design will create an effective website and/or WordPress blog that communicates successfully with your target audience.

What Type Of Website Do You Want?

Business Websites

A website increases your communication capability with your customers. Through a website you can provide information about the goods and services you provide and allows your customers to contact you when your physical business is not open. The Internet never sleeps! A website can put you in touch with your customers at all times and from anywhere. Your business is not limited to its physical location and its surrounding market. With your website, the world is your market.

Organizational Websites

An organizational or non-profit website has its own special needs. Just as with any website, it needs to be user friendly, have clear and easy navigation, and have appropriate typography, colors, and images. An organizational or non-profit website should also state clearly what its cause and purpose is, communicate to visitors how they can get involved or volunteer, how to make donations can be made (with links to do so online), and make it plain and easy for people and media to make contact with the proper personnel of the organizational or non-profit.

Personal Websites

These websites can be about anything and everything - whatever your personal reason is for having a website! They can also be the most fun. Just like Business and Organizational websites, Personal websites should communicate effectively with the audience you wish to provide information to, and they should be constructed in a professional manner.

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you place an order. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
* To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs).
* To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you).
* To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs).
* To process transactions.
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
* To send periodic emails.
* The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to?keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Do we use cookies?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:
Jonathan R. Allen
P.O. Box 5252
Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374
United States of America