Get In Touch/by Rick Potratz
Let’s Build What Works for You
Wherever you are with your website, Magnolia Web Development can help save you time and money with customized arrangements and our no contracts promise. Request a discovery meeting using the form on this page, and we’ll reach out if we think we’re a good fit.
What We Do/by Rick Potratz
Our People Make the Difference.
In many cases, standard-issue website builders are good enough… but we think you deserve better. Magnolia Web Development customizes these frameworks with additional programming to make them easier to manage, more dynamic, and cost-efficient in the long run.
DIY WEB BUILDERS VS. MAGNOLIA WEB DEVELOPMENT
|Complicated, Overused Themes||Easy-to-Use, Custom Templates|
|Limited Features & Functionality||Ability to Build Functionality|
|Recurring Costs to Upgrade Services||One Transparent Estimate|
|Teach Yourself Using Help Articles||1:1 Training at the End of the Project|
|Lackluster Customer Support||A Reliable Partner Committed to You|
Modernize Your Website
What makes a modern website? We look for these four things:
Can you skim it & get the point?
Is the design mobile optimized?
Does it have room to breathe?
Is it easy to use and manage?
Code Samples/by Rick Potratz
Any good programmer worth his salt will have a “portfolio” of code samples to show off his skills. It may look like Greek to some of our clients, but it shows that we do have some knowledge of the things we claim to know.
Here are some of my code examples split out by language:
Resume/by Rick Potratz
* Owner of Magnolia Web Development
* Lead Web Developer at Roar Media
* Java Programmer at Cellular South
* Internet Systems Engineer at West Interactive
* Target Materials Analyst/Systems Administrator at U.S. Air Force
Experienced professional in the Information Technology arena in a number of different job areas including: programming, systems administration, database management, and project design and development. Always interested in learning new programming languages and new web/software technologies.
Freelance Web Programmer (Current)
Phi Theta Kappa – Web Programmer (Current)
May 2005 – Present (3 years 6 months)
Cellular South – Programmer
March 2000 – May 2005 (5 years 3 months)
Maintenance programming, and development of new tools and software for internal use, and to provide to customers.
July 1997 – March 2000 (2 years 9 months)
Set-up of web servers, and supporting application servers to create environment for development and deployment of internet applications and services. Develop web sites for clients. Development of software, tools, and supporting code for use by application development, and others.
Target Materials Analyst/Systems Administrator
U.S. Air Force
March 1990 – July 1997 (7 years 5 months)
In addition to my normal job of Target Materials Analyst, I was responsible for the set-up, maintenance, and trouble-shooting of hardware and software used to support our mission. Managed servers, client machines, and database servers.
City Colleges of Chicago(Overseas), 1988
Arizona State University, 1987
Heidelberg American High School (1985,1986 – Graduated)
Belton High School (1983,1984)
Bible, history, reading, computers, programming languages, mmorpg’s, basketball, football, fishing, poetry
Groups and Associations:
Jackson Java Users Group
Honors and Awards:
John Levitow Award – Airman Leadership School – Offutt AFB – 1996
Junior Enlisted Airman of the Year – 1996
Intelligence Airman of the Year – Junior Enlisted – 1996
Who We Are/by Rick Potratz
Built on Relationships & Good Old-Fashioned Hard Work
We’ve been very fortunate to work with clients from all walks of life. Mom & pop shops, professional hobbyists, sole proprietors, and in some cases, even international corporations. Most of these were friends of past clients. Many are still friends today.
Big and small, all of our clients have one thing in common: they pour their hearts into their work.
They help people.
We aim to match that effort, and give the little guys a platform to do more of what they do best.