A Great WebsiteIs Just Good Business

When you combine the best open source technology with handsome visual design and a smart marketing strategy, users will feel good about using your website and begin to put trust in your brand. A good website is an essential building block for engaging with your online market. Why not make it great?

FastLightweight code for lightning fast page loads and effortlessly smooth interactions

PowerfulIntegration with powerful analytics for collecting data & understanding how your customers think

ResponsiveFrom mobile phones, tablets, to big screen TV's, your website will look great on any device

ScalableBuilt on highly scalable servers so your site is ready for the spotlight during high publicity periods

CompatibleCode that runs perfectly on every major operating system and in all major browsers

Easy-to-useBuilt on WordPress, the most popular and most developed CMS in the world

SustainableDesigned for reusability, easy code maintenance, and compatibility with future technology

SecureBulletproof security to protect your business and customer data, and prevent malicious attacks

I typically work with businesses and entrepreneurs who are looking to build the technical side of their business or craft their marketing efforts online. Here are a few of my favorite projects:

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L Majors www.lmajorsaustin.com

Established in 1897 in Sweetwater, TX the Majors family has been a trusted Austin jeweler for five generations. They have always have strived to provide the highest level of merchandise and exceptional customer service.

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All Students Count allstudentscount.tumblr.com

A national campaign advocating for the collection of distinct demographic data for highly diverse student groups like Asian American and Pacific Islanders. This data is critical for understanding the challenges these students face and creating support for them where they need it most.

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Texas Rowing Center www.texasrowingcenter.com

Texas Rowing Center is the most popular rowing and paddling operation in Texas, and one of the most frequented in the nation. Their mission is to provide the best rowing and paddling programs anywhere.

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Violet Marsh Photography www.violetmarshphotography.com

Violet Marsh Photography offers stylish wedding, mitzvah, portrait, and boudoir photography in Atlanta and beyond. The photographs they create are testament to their love of all things beautiful and a fundamental appreciation for preserving what is now.

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Nitrosphere www.nitrosphere.com

Nitrosphere accelerates and encrypts SQL Server network traffic with world-class, zero-configuration, endpoint-based software. They work wherever you are – Datacenter, Cloud, Branch office, SOHO, hotel, or coffee shop. Turbo charge SQL Server within minutes!

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Pentube www.pentube.net

A San Francisco based bootstrap start up with a unique prototype for the vaping industry. The pentube is still in the testing stage and the first small batch test run will go into production soon.

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Many Mothers Music Festival www.manymothersmusic.com

A Music Festival in Grey, Maine that celebrates the craft of songwriting and highlights the feminine experience, the render of song, composition, and story.

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VoterVox www.votervox.org

VoterVOX is a civic technology tool that connects eligible voters and multilingual volunteers to ensure every voter has access to ballots and voting information in their language, for every election.

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Double Toasted www.doubletoasted.com

The new home of the late great Spill.com community. At it’s height, the site saw 5 million visitors a month and over a half a million users. The new site employs a freemium model and an on-demand / subscription system for users to buy access to hilarious and biting movie and pop culture commentary. I built this social network and on-demand service using WordPress, Buddypress, & WooCommerce as the backbone.

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Empyreal Instruments www.empyrealinstruments.com

Jeff Plankenhorn is a long-time Austin musician who collaborated with a guitar making company to come up with a unique new lap steel guitar concept. I built this simple one page marketing site for their flagship guitar “The Plank”.

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Naked Capitalism www.nakedcaptialism.com

The world’s most influential finance and economics blog with trenchant commentary, penetrating investigation, and insider political/regulatory analysis. I took their existing front-end and re-coded it to be 100% responsive and to look great on any screen, big or small.

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Shoreline Cards www.shorelinecards.com

Shoreline, a Gemalto Company, has offered credit card personalization solutions and assistance to the financial industry for more than 25 years. Specializing in ATM, debit card and credit card production, personalization and fulfillment for community banks and credit unions; Shoreline is dedicated to providing a personal touch and superior customer service while remaining on the cutting edge of technology in the payment card industry.

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Verdtek www.verdtek.com

Verdtek is the trusted partner for global IT providers in implementing business IT services that drive productivity and efficiency for end customers.

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TexZen Tiny Homes www.texzentinyhomes.com

TexZen Tiny Home Co. designs and builds quality tiny homes on wheels. They are located in Austin, Texas and their team of designers and builders craft each tiny habitat with exceptional attention to detail. From the first nail to the last designer finish, they are committed to the highest quality craftsmanship and materials.

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The Cupcake Bar www.thecupcakebar.com

Create your own cupcakes! The cupcake bar is a unique catering business that allows people to add their own toppings, frostings, and more.

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Reconstruction Inc. www.reconstructioninc.org

The new online home for the deeply rooted, Philadelphia based Reconstruction Inc. The organization is led and organized by people of color and has done an incredible amount of work in the community with families and young people that are currently or formerly incarcerated.

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Frame www.bodybyframe.com

A premier fitness program that monitors your nutrition and exercise habits and reprograms your behavior to achieve a balanced natural and healthy lifestyle. I did a few modifications to the existing build and added the before/after functionality on the results page.

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Concord Limo www.concordlimoaustin.com

Setting the highest standard in chauffeured service, Concord’s fleet of limos and luxury vehicles are available for rental for weddings, airport transportation, wine tours, senior services, prom or any occasion you desire.

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CFY Catering www.cfycatering.com

CFY Catering specializes in couture catering, creating a unique dining experience that is specializied for each event. Their delectable cuisine, creative presentation, and meticulous attention to detail ensures their customers distinct vision will be realized and their expectations exceeded.

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Rocca Custom Homes www.roccacustomhomes.com

As Artisans, Engineers and Craftsman Rocca intertwines innovative designs, cutting edge materials and modern technology with efficient, time-tested building techniques to create one of a kind homes. Since 1995 they have designed, remodeled and constructed homes in Iowa City and the surrounding communities.

A Little History

Lacourse Design Company is the official business name of Web Designer & WordPress Developer Mike Lacourse. I’ve worked in all areas of the web, from coding complex social networks, to looking at how brand experiences take shape on the web, to designing beautiful, engaging web interfaces. Bringing together perspectives from development, design, and marketing inform and deepen my overall approach and give my clients uniquely powerful web solutions.

Email mikelacourse@gmail.com or call (512) 705-8010 to talk through your project and get a free quote. Please include timeline, budget, and any special project needs when emailing.