About

Oregon Coast Web DesignOregon Coast Web Design

Hello and welcome to my website.

My name is Del Handley and I have been designing websites for over 10 years. I started back in 1998 with a book titled “Sams teach yourself HTML in 24 hours”. A great book with step by step easy to follow and understand instructions. A little misleading though, It only took me about 6 hours to get through the book instead of the 24 hours as the title suggests. After learning HTML I found myself stuck with a lack of ideas for building a website. I randomly purchased domain names in an attempt to create a meaningful website that people would enjoy, i was unsuccessful for quite some time and I became frustrated that I was able to create professional quality HTML designs that no one was visiting.

That prompted me to start experimenting with search engine optimization (seo). I started playing with different techniques to see what worked best to get the highest rankings for particular keywords and key-phrases. Over time I realised that search engine optimization should not be an after thought when building your web presence, in fact it should be your second highest priority. Search engine optimization is an art form and complicated but once you find a method that works it can be rewarding.

Once I figured out how to get people to visit my websites I decided I wanted to learn more about how a Linux/Apache web server worked. So I started reading as much information as I could about Linux and started messing around with Red Hat Linux on my own computer. After a brief period of time, I setup my own server and started hosting my websites myself. It didn’t take long before I realised there was a profit to be made by running my own server and since I had plenty of room and resources I began selling Web Hosting Services. At that time it was a profitable venture, little competition and a decent market value along with a relatively low expense of running a Linux web server. To this day I still have web servers up and running hosting a number of websites. NetSpace Ltd is my brand and hosts not only my customers websites that I design and maintain, but also independent people that just need web hosting service.

For the last ten years I have spent my spare time fine tuning my skills as a web designer and trying to stay up to date with the changes in the way search engines view websites, the changes made to HTML and XHTLM and the various languages, programs and scripts necessary to build and maintain a successful website.

I am currently available for new projects. My areas of expertise are..

  • Initial design from scratch. Complete unique professional web design
  • Basic search engine optimization based on your input
  • XHTML strict compliance
  • WordPress design and optimization
  • Custom designs and integraton for popular scripts like vBulletin, PHPBB, WordPress and others
  • Quality Web Hosting service

If you would like to contact me about a project you have in mind, please use the contact form on the ‘contact me. page.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my website,

Del