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A Little Bit About Myself
First off, what does JSOL stand for?
When I started my business in 2002, I developed Java Applications and Java/JSP web sites. At the time, Java/JSP was a leader in server side scripting and programming languages. JSOL represented Java Solutions. Since that time, web standards and practices have evolved and new languages have appeared; specialization simply became unnecessary. Thus, I abandoned the ‘Java Solutions’ selectivity of my business, and through a combination of maintaining roots and sheer indifference, I decided to keep the JSOL name.
Now, a bit about myself:
My name is Brian Anderson. I grew up in a quaint, foothill town at the base of the Sierra Nevadas called Nevada City. To say the least, my passion has always centered around the great outdoors. When I’m not at my computer, you’ll find me running the Tahoe Rim Trail, snowboarding Diamond Peak, golfing Avila Beach, or surfing Little Rincon (to name a few). In 1996, I moved to San Luis Obispo to pursue my education goals, and I am proud to say, I’m one of the lucky few who decided to stay and enjoy the SLO Life!
In 2001, I earned a Bachelors Degree from Cal Poly in Computer Science, and in 2005, I earned an MBA. A year later, I founded a 501c4 non-profit named the SLOThrowers. Since its inception, this organization has been solely responsible for the construction of 3 Professional Disc Golf Courses in the SLO County area and has partnered with other organizations in the construction of several additional courses (www.slothrowers.com). In 2010 (and until 2015), I was contracted to develop modern Cal Poly Department Web Sites, bringing them up to current coding standards and assisting with the maintenance of up-to-date content.
My niche has always been that of a web developer who is NOT JUST a web developer, but someone who understands every aspect of the web development process, from start to finish, inside and out. I am not only an expert with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, and the common Content Management Systems that are out there (all of which are skills a typical web developer should maintain); I am skilled to delve behind the scenes, dive into the nuts and bolts, and further develop the software to result in a fully functional, seamlessly running web site. Furthermore, I manage and maintain my own dedicated servers for which I handle the ‘IT’ portion, supporting a web site’s functions including the email server, databases, server side scripting languages, DNS, etc. This broad-based approach has provided me with a niche that is ideal for small businesses, design & marketing firms, or anyone who needs to continue evolving with this fast-paced industry without needing to acquire multiple specialists to fill these various roles.
I not only develop and maintain my own web sites: I also sub-contract and handle accounts for other web design & marketing firms (examples upon request).
Master’s of Business Administration
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2005
B.S. Computer Science
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2001
Concentrations: Database Management, Graphics, Operating Systems.
I recently moved to the Truckee / Tahoe area and am currently accepting new clients for the web services provided by my new company Tahoe Web Company. Tahoe Web Company offers high quality, fully custom WordPress Web Sites and Secure WordPress Hosting, all in a single affordable package… Check it out!
Services I Provide
Custom Child Theme Development For The Powerful Genesis FrameworkYou can choose from one of my Custom Starter Themes, or have a theme completely built from the ground up. Either way, your Custom WordPress Site will be ‘supercharged’ by Custom Modifications & Plugins. Does your site require Custom Specifications that need to be developed? No problem – I can do that too!
Watch the video below for an informative lesson on the power of the Genesis framework.(Please note that the themes offered by StudioPress are their starter themes and do not represent the custom themes that I develop nor are they supercharged with my custom modifications & plugins.)
- Custom Child Theme Development For other Frameworks
- Secure WordPress Hosting
- Single and Multi-Site Development & Administration
Wordpress MigrationAlready have a WordPress Site, but it’s dated, non-responsive, cluttered, needs updates, hacked, or just plain broken? Concerned because your web site has priceless content and images trapped within it? Problem solved: I can migrate the web site to a new server, set up a clean database, rid the site of any hacks, apply any required updates, and set up a new, modern custom framework or theme while keeping your content safe, intact, and applicable to your new web site.
- Security: Hacker/Virus Prevention & Removal, Hardening, Backup and Restoring
General ‘Kitchen Sink’ Services
- Web Design & Web Hosting
- Web Site Maintenance
- Many various forms of print & media
- Search Engine Optimization
- Photography & Video
- Various forms of CMS Design
- Rental Reservation Systems
- IT & Tech Support
- Fluent in:
- Adobe CS5+
- and much more…