CBWD is a one-man design/development operation bringing the latest trends and best practices in responsive web design and development to local Vermont businesses and beyond.
I build products from the ground up that are fully customized and specialized to match a client's goals and vision. Primary tools include Bootstrap, jQuery and vanilla HTML5 coupled with the growing dynamism and capabilities of CSS3. All sites are integrated into a third party content management system (CMS), which affords clients the ability to easily edit and maintain their sites without having to learn any coding languages.
Whether you're an employer, a recruiter, a co-founder, or a fellow developer, contact me to discuss collaborating on a project.
Designing and building successful web applications is a collaborative process that demands frequent communication between client and developer.
I build websites from the ground up. While I often use Wordpress or Squarespace themes as inspiration, all sites are hand-coded. This template-free approach allows me the flexibility to customize designs and layouts to fit a client's specific needs, rather than vice versa.
All projects begin with an exploration phase, whereupon I meet with a prospective client to understand his or her goals and vision. This often involves asking basic questions such as:
After gathering, compiling and sorting this information I enter a collaborative design/develpoment hybrid phase. I consult with the client to discuss potential theme ideas and then begin the build. Clients have access to a subdomain where I build the developmental site, and feedback is encouraged.
After the design and development process is completed, the final step is to integrate the site into my CMS, and then to turn over control entirely to the client.
Charlie's guidance was practical and thoughtful. He understood what I was trying to achieve, was patient with my lack of tech skills, and nudged me into considering things where my old-school self was reluctant. Charlie was responsive to questions in a timely way and kept me on task. People are telling me the new site is attractive, represents what we offer, and is easy to use. Thanks, Charlie!
Fran Weinbaum, Vermont Wilderness Rites
Charlie is a joy to work with. As someone who is not at all familiar with anything that goes into website creation, I am so grateful for Charlie's patience, clarity, and knowledge. Step by step instruction was provided to give me basic web editing skills, easy to understand direction was given to me so that I could fulfill my end of this process, and I can truly say that the entire experience was quite seamless. I am so proud of Charlie's work, and without a doubt, will give his name to anyone looking for website needs.
Jennifer Kiel, Jennifer Kiel Structural Harmony
Charlie has been great to work with. He was able to work through any unforseen snag with ease and handled all of my various absurd requests with flexibility and humor. In the end he built me a sleek and modern template that is easy to manage.
Kevin Hart, Kevin Hart Photography
Charlie did a fantastic job redesigning our website! While working on our outdated site, he re-organized our web content to ensure effective and attractive communication of our mission, history and ongoing projects. In addition, he introduced new web design features to create a responsive site that can be seen on mobile devices as effectively as on desktops and laptops. He was a delight to work with, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the final product, which has received rave reviews from our members. We highly recommend him!
Vi Patek and Alice Cort, Nahant SWIM, Inc.
I love working with Charlie! He designed a website for us that is beautiful to view, easy to use, and fully responsive. He has a great aesthetic and is knowledgeable about best practices and standards. He took the time to understand the intricacies of our organization and business needs and was able to weave that into an appealing modern web design. He has an excellent eye for detail and a dogged determination to solve any issues. I would work with him again any time.
Rochelle Skinner, Vermont State Parks
Working with Charlie was extremely easy. He was able to take my ideas for a website and put a much more refined and polished look to the site so my business projects the image which I want. He was very responsive and worked quickly to help me achieve exactly what I need.
Dave Low, Agatewood Sustainability Strategies
Charlie is an experienced developer with a refreshing eagerness to learn and explore through code. Since he began working with the web, he's shown unwavering determination to build both his technical portfolio and his client portfolio. Charlie brings a thoughtful approach to a craft often marred by haste. He's personable, knowledgeable, thorough, and a pleasure to work with.
Chris Beaman, Archer Sparrow Design