Kevin John Foster


What can I do for you?


Here are some things I’m really good at:

Custom web programming.
Custom web programming.
From simple shopping cart integration to full-blown web applications with all the whistles and bells, and anything in between; if it can be done with PHP, MySQL, Ajax/JavaScript or (X)HTML and CSS, I can do it, and do it right. Let me show you.
Turning graphic design into websites that work.
Turning graphic design into websites that work.
Let’s face it, good graphic designers are worth their weight in gold, but they’re almost never good programmers (and vice versa). A great designer is a must, but please don’t ask them to build your site... Let me do it instead.
Taming open-source content management tools.
Taming open-source content management tools.
You know the advantages of an open-source CMS: power, flexibility, and price. But how do you make it do what you need it to do? Or look like your website (as opposed to everybody else’s)? You hire an expert. Like me, for instance.
Other things I could do for you:
Other things I could do for you
Get more people to visit your website, make your website more user-friendly (so maybe those new visitors will stick around long enough to buy something or sign up for your list), run a profitable online marketing campaign for you... and the list goes on...

What have I done for others? Here’s a sampling...

And why:

I first logged on to the Internet in 1989 (a full 4 years before Al Gore invented the World Wide Web ;)). I was not impressed. The killer app at the time was email, and it was so slow, I could have driven to Champaign-Urbana and back faster than an email could make the same trip at 2400 baud. I got a lot more interested when the WWW came into play...
I built my first website in 1993. It was truly awful (as were most websites at the time), but I got hooked on web development, spent countless hours reading about it and building sites, and eventually got better at it (I almost wish I still had a copy of that first site that I could show you; you’d get a good laugh).
I got my first professional web job in 1999 when I was offered a position as the webmaster for the distance education program at a top 20 engineering school (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — aka "RPI" — in Troy, New York).
In the spring of 2004, RPI decided they didn’t want to be in the distance ed space any longer, and I was among the first casualties of the "restructuring"; I started doing web development consulting full-time, and I’ve never looked back.