About

How can I help you get the most out of your website?

I provide full website services whether you are just starting out or already have a website that just needs some attention. I can create a design that will set you apart from the competition, optimize your site’s content to help you get found by the search engines, and give your site the ability to perform functions that will make your business more productive and efficient.

My mission is to provide quality graphics and code that will help you stand out in the crowd and make your website do more for you. I can work with you and help you achieve your online goals and realize the full potential of your site.

Like many small business owners, I know what I wish my website could do for me, but have no idea how to make that happen or whether it’s even possible.  In developing multiple sites for me, Mike Gifford has managed to translate my descriptions into a design that looked just like the one in my head and provide solutions for all of my practical needs, including an online sales platform. He’s fast, reliable, proactive and very easy for a non-technical person like myself to work with.

Education

Manatee Technical Institute, Web Design August 2011 – June 2012
Studied Web Design,  Search Engine Optimization and Internet Business.
Certified Senior Web Designer

Experience

Developer, Editor and Writer September 2009 – Present
Life-Love-and-online-dating.com
Design, update and maintain pages, create custom web applications and widgets to increase search engine ranking, write fresh content.

Freelance Web Designer
Ekim941.com
Lead design and development for websites and web applications. Create dynamic websites using PHP, ASP, XHTML, CSS, MySQL, jQuery and javascript.

Community Involvement

The Kwagala Project
Volunteer Developer 2011 – Present

Community Coalition on Homelessness
Volunteer Assistant Developer 2011

Associations and Certifications

Member of SkillsUSA, National Technical Honor Society, and Manatee Technical Institute Alumnus
Florida State, Regional, and National Gold Medal for Web Design in SkillsUSA
CIW certified site development associate ID #475518
CIW certified web design specialist ID #475518