Every month, my work is seen and used by hundreds of thousands of people. I am available for hire with building new web sites, and managing existing sites, help with updates, consulting, new features, training, etc…
I work with directly with business owners to build streamlined, effective web sites. I also work with advertising agencies and marketing consultants on their clients' sites.
The large majority of my projects are built using Wordpress, Drupal, and Joomla, although I also support Magento, OSCommerce, and almost any other open-source platform.
Covington Creations, LLC (CEO)
Builds and maintain web sites for small and medium businesses, mainly in the PA/NJ/MD area. Main focus is customizing open-source content management systems, frequently working with graphic designers, photographers, copy writers, and project managers to produce and implement cutting-edge web applications. Over 15 years of programming experience.
Mangos, Inc. (Internship in Account Management)
As an intern with Mangos, an award-winning full-service ad agency, I assisted account managers with competitive research, worked alongside creative directors, as well as various designers, writers, and managers. Worked within all three major departments – account management, creative, and production.
Graduated from the Marketing Program at Shippensburg University with a BSBA. During his final semester, was hired by the College of Business to redesign the school’s web site. Coursework included a concentration in sociology, psychology, and art.
Programming (HTML, CSS, PHP, etc)
Mac and PC
Adobe Creative Suite
Microsoft Office (including Access)
Slack, Asana, other collaboration tools
"Our company has used Covington Creations for years. Recently, we asked Nate to update our website from scratch. He did not disappoint at all! Everything we asked for came across in the design and we are thrilled with the result! Thanks, Nate!"
Many common vulnerability scans are now requiring and recommending HSTS security enforcement. How easy is it to fix?
Assuming your site already has an SSL certificate installed and working, this is a pretty simple fix.
I've seen many sites recommend using 1280x720 resolution but I'll do you one better: 1920x1080 (full HD). Logic being, you can always shrink it later and not lose quality.
I frequently receive emails from various SEO partners that ask me to add links on my articles to their client's site, a pretty normal "link building" technique. This one caught me off guard because this is the type of thing that requires finesse, not threats.
Nevertheless, this guy asked for a link back to his CBD client, a 5 star GMB review, a 5 star Trust Piliot review...
Users of the web hosting service GoDaddy had their accounts compromised for months before learning about the breach. The attackers were also able to compromise websites’ security certificates.
SCAM ALERT! Coming from PaulGoldberger.com domain:
Below is a copy of the (horribly written) message that I received -
This Notice for: yourcompany.com will expire at 11:59PM EST, 5 - Nov. - 2021 Act now! Choose your package: https://paulgoldberger.com/domain/?domain=yourcompany.com
Attention: Important Notice , DOMAIN SERVICE NOTICE
Beware of these types of messages that are coming through website's contact forms:
Message: Hi, I'm Donnie,
I recently saw that there's the "error 500" showing on many of your website pages. I'm positive that all these errors will not be appreciated by your current customers and you are literally losing profits as a result, and additionally they can significantly decrease the volume of visits from Google.
Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by our company
I've been getting these spammy messages through my contact forms lately, figured I would share so that others don't get rattled by this type of nonsense.
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