I do up a number of websites on a volunteer basis - my criteria is these organizations must in some way be directly helping the Rideau Waterway (promoting heritage, environment, etc.). Many heritage organizations in particular don't have internal website development skills, so it's a volunteer service I can offer.
I do this work on a volunteer basis because I like the Rideau and this is my way of helping organizations that work to make this region one of the most beautiful spots in North America. Sites that I have created and/or hosted on a volunteer basis include:
The Canadian Canal Society
Chaffey's Lock and Area Heritage Society
The Delta Mill Society
Friends of the Rideau
Merrickville Historical Society
Newboro Dog Sled Races
Perth Historical Society
Rideau Heritage Network
Rideau Canal Waterway
Rideau Region Information Site
Note: I am NOT at this time taking on any new clients other than by selective reference
In a somewhat vain attempt to recover some of my costs of running www.rideau-info.com, I do up the occasional commercial site for businesses related to the Rideau Waterway. Websites are created using professional HTML authoring software, assisted by an array of graphics programs and hardware including a fast computer, flatbed scanner and digital camera. Some of my design philosophy includes:
Examples of completed sites include:
Bayview Yacht Harbour Marina
Township of Rideau Lakes
Rideau Canal Boat Tours
Gibbons Maple Sugar House
Gisela's Bed & Breakfast
Long Island Marine Inc.
Shangri-La Lodge and Marina
Lower Beverley Lake Park
Rideau Waterway Site:
I just wanted you to know how helpful, useful, wonderful and just plain FULL your site is! ... It's also VERY easy to navigate through --- something which most sites seem to overlook!
- Jolene Staruch
This site is the most user friendly site I have visited! Good Job!
- Philip Nester
Just wanted to tell you that your site is a delight to navigate and use. Great job on the content also. I will spread the word to use your site as an example of good design.
- Fred Mauer, Consultant, IBM Corp
I have spent the last two hours totally captivated by the extraordinary website you have developed on the Rideau Waterway. It is a work of art and a technical masterpiece
- Dale E. Kleber, Hinsdale, Illinois
The B E S T page I have come across and I spend lot of time on boating web pages.
- John Angel, Barrie, Ontario
I'm so glad I found your website. It has been extremely informative, unlike the so-called professional ones. I wish others would follow your example of an easy to navigate and informative website.
- Bill Nelson