I build custom websites that are easy for my clients to manage on their own. Every month, my work is seen and used by over 100,000 people. I am available for hire with building new web sites, and on an as-needed basis for help with updates, consulting, new features, training, etc…
Sometimes, it's easier to explain what you do by what you don't do: I am not a graphic designer. I am not an artist. I don't like talking to people about colors, and how they make them feel. I'm a programmer. I'm the guy who builds the websites. I make them work well. This implies that my projects will typicaly involve a 3rd party graphic designer, or a "stock template" (off the shelf design).
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. If you are interested in hiring me to build your next web site, please use the quote request form.
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 - All Versions (incl. CS6)
Microsoft Office - All Versions (including Access)
Greetings from the Poconos! We have some new features and options we’d like to share with you:
I recently had a conversation with a client regarding their “responsive” (mobile-friendly) website. They were requesting “pinch and zoom” capabilities to enlarge photos.
I recently received an email that is referenced in this forum thread. I was going to post my response on this other site but it tried to get me to sign up for a premium plan in order to post a response. Instead, I am posting it here:
"Thank you, too, for everything you've done with our site and helping us to get it launched so efficiently. We are very pleased the look-and-feel, the flexibility we have with content, and how mobile friendly it is. Thank you!”
We built a custom Drupal CMS theme for this site using Photoshop (PSD) files provided by a graphic designer. The layout is responsive (mobile-friendly) so that it performs well on any mobile device and ranks well with search engines:
"Blatt Communications with Nate Covington developed and executed our new B2B website and the entire Axcentria Team is thrilled with the results! The implementation, under a constrained time frame, was executed flawlessly and most importantly, on time." - Paul
We built this site from scratch using the Drupal CMS. It features a responsive (mobile-friendly) layout for maximum effectiveness and search engine visibility.
We recently received this announcement from Google, they are replacing the "old" reCaptcha system with a newer, smarter, easier to use system.
Many of our clients have asked about adding a reCaptcha anti-spam mechanism onto their site's contact page (get a quote form, etc) and our advice was typically as follows:
"As a small business owner I struggled to build and maintain a modern and functional website until I was referred to Covington Creations! Nate has established an infrastructure in Joomla that now allows me to easily and effectively keep our website current and up to date. During the development process Covington Creations was very responsive and helped explain things in a way I could understand. I would recommend any business big or small to call Nate for help with their website." - Brad
"Nate provided very attentive and professional web designing serves. His work is professional, his pricing very fair and he is responsive and accommodating. Utilizing his services to improve my own business was a great decision!"
Building optimized sites has always been a major part of our strategy: they are easier to maintain, easier to upgrade, and they load more quickly. I have never built a site using only Flash, and have always built sites using HTML-and-CSS based navigation menus. They are search engine friendly and easy to expand or rearrange.
With that in mind, I have recently come up with a few other ways to speed things up. A faster site will generally rank better in the search engines, plus it will have less people abandoning the site while waiting for it to load.
I think this might be my first post specifically about Drupal. I’ve been using Drupal for a few years now, but as many know, I’ve been a Joomla guy for a lot longer. One of the nice things about Drupal’s theming structure is their “content” is rendered as a regular block. So, when you’re managing blocks in the admin panel, you can assign a contact form block to the content area block area, and it shows up right below it. No need to tweak the template files create a new block area (in Joomla speak, a module position).