Kai Christiansen Web Services
Kai Christiansen has been a professional software and web site engineer for over 25 years. With a degree in Computer Science, Kai has worked with some of the top players in the Silicon Valley including SCO, NeXT and Apple where he acquired "best in breed" training and hard-won practical experience. Kai was "on the scene" when the web emerged in the early 90's and has been building sites and applications from the very beginning.
Currently an independent contractor and consultant, Kai has worked on a wide range of web site projects from individual artist portfolios to small business sites to large ecommerce web applications such as the Babycenter store featuring a full-range of complex technologies serving millions of users. With a full view of the tools, the technologies and the range of possibilities, Kai is ideal for designing, implementing and maintaining a web site or application thoughtfully tuned to your specific needs.
Current services include, but are not limited to:
- Establishing and managing a web domain and web hosting package (including migration from old accounts)
- Configuring business email and FTP accounts
- Conceptualizing, storyboarding, analyzing information architecture and user interface design
- Web site implementation including a range of up-to-date technologies and design approaches
- Migrating or updating existing sites: the proverbial "face-lift"
- Building interactive web site components such as forms for capturing client emails, comments and personalization
- Targeted mass-marketing email campaigns
- Collecting and analyzing web site usage statistics
- Optimizing web sites for search engine placement
- Writing and editing web site copy in a variety of styles
- Designing and building database "backend" components
- Full range of Image (and media) processing for the ideal visual (and audio) presentation
- Implementing web sites and their components for maximum portability and maintainability
- Sustaining an on-going relationship for site updates
- User support and training from a professional instructor
- Hourly rates as well as full project bids
Client and Colleague Testimonials
Kathy Azada, Manager of Graphic Design and Production, Babycenter, Inc.
Tom Raffin MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Stanford University
Co-founder and partner, Telegraph Hill Partners, a healthcare private equity firm in San Francisco.
Patricia Kristof Moy, Executive Director, Music at Kohl Mansion, Burlingame, CA
Adrian Card, Decorative Painter, adriancard.com
Renata Poray, Poray Imageworks, Palo Alto, CA
Katherine Roberts Perl, Musician and Harpsichord Builder / Technician, San Francisco, CA
Kathy Rott, Director of Content, Production & Usability, Sephora.com
Jan Longwell, Jan Longwell Landscape Architecture
Sven Niemetz, former Manager of Web Production at Babycenter, Inc., Johnson and Johnson
Michele Raffin – Pandemonium Aviaries
Angle Dunkelberger – interior designer, Sunrise Home www.designerangle.com