Let Grow was founded as a community for parents to come together around the idea of raising resilient and independent kids. I built this site using WordPress in conjunction with BuddyPress (social networking) and bbPress (forum) to allow users to communicate and share online as well as connect in the real world. The design is minimalist but modern, and communicates the mission of the site well while putting most everything a click or two away. The site incorporates BuddyPress, which …
The first step is to understand where you are in relation to where you want to be. I figure out if your website is really working for you from both the technical and end user perspectives.
From optimization to brand new websites, I create the foundation of your online presence that helps you build your audience and achieve your long term goals.
I provide ongoing support services such as updates, security, development and strategy so your site continues to work for you while you work on what you do best.
Who is Erim.net?
Erim.net is Erim Foster, a long-time web developer and consultant dedicated to providing exceptional support to engaging websites. I audit your website, understand your goals, and help you develop a path to a rewarding presence on the web.
I started doing this work twenty years ago because I believe the web can be a tool to connect people, transcend our differences and make the world a better place. If you feel the same way, maybe we should talk.
I hired Erim to develop our custom Web 2.0 internet portal system. The system he built is fast, flexible, and easy to modify and maintain. We’ve used it to help grow our business and web presence with a minimum of growing pains. I highly endorse Erim for custom web development – in fact, I’ve already recommended him to a number of friends and colleagues.
We contracted Erim to modernize our front-end toolset at ScreenPopper.com. His insights and experience moved the project along quite efficiently, finishing ahead of schedule and under budget. He was a great resource throughout the process, professional, and predicably reliable. As an added bonus, his SEO best practice experience gave us a strong footing as we moved our business to market. A true five-star contractor!
Erim develop our initial website for our rental property in 2006 and has just completed a complete refresh (http://www.lunaazulproperties.com) which has increased our inquiries over 200%. His patience, creativity and knowledge helped us develop the right message and look.
Erim helped me to build and maintain the original Ypulse.com. It was literally me, blogging from my apartment, and Erim keeping it all going, making sure I could generate a newsletter and taking whatever new requirement I had and making it a reality. Erim was a great partner to me as an entrepreneur. Highly recommend.
Erim was the go-to guy on our WordPress website — stonesoup.com — from 2006 to 2012. We could always count on him to reply quickly to our emails and complete his work in a timely manner. Erim did a great job on a variety of tasks, including the revamping of our secure order forms. We recommend him highly.
I feel incredibly lucky to have found Erim Foster to build my author website. He was unflaggingly patient and helpful, and demystified the process so that I would feel comfortable administering the entire site. He interpreted my ideas and suggestions into code and produced a visually beautiful site that keeps users browsing for surprisingly long times. We worked remotely over email between San Francisco and London: the workflow and the price were both just right. As a native of the Bay Area, I’m still tickled by the fact that my website was built on a boat in San Francisco Bay.
If only there was someone as smart and competent as Erim for every project for which we hire contractors! We have been more than satisfied with his work on the Decades of Style website. He gives us exactly what we ask for when we come to him with requests or changes for the site. And the best part is, when the job is done – it all works perfectly!! It is refreshing to have someone providing quality work, on time and with no hassles. Decades of Style is a repeat customer for Erim’s services.
I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your help over the years with my website. I get 99% of my business from it and so much great feedback about it.
You are always so prompt in communication with me which I greatly appreciate. I also very much like the fact that you are willing to help me with the little tweaks on my site and your suggestions on how to make the site better.
I will definitely recommend you to my friends!
Thanks again for your reliability.
Erim Foster worked for Stone Soup Magazine for several years both developing and maintaining our website. Amongst other projects, he was responsible for developing a complex order form for our magazine, a form that flawlessly handles the majority of our business. Whatever bell or whistle we wanted added to the form Erim was always able to oblige.
Staff with and without technical knowledge found it easy to work with Erim.
Besides excellent programming skills I’d like to emphasize that whenever there was a problem he responded immediately, no matter the time of day, day of the week, or whether he was on vacation. A couple of times our website went down during the Holiday season (through no fault of Erim’s) and he dropped everything in his own life to get us back up. Erim is always calm, always competent, and always reliable. I’d also like to emphasize that he is honest in his assessment of jobs, honest in his billing, and as far as we were concerned for the many years he worked for us the perfect freelance programmer.
If you’d like to speak with me in person, feel free to contact me.
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