- A native of New Jersey, I
am a graduate of the Pingry School, Bowdoin College (A.B. in
Mathematics) and the State University of New York at Albany (M.S.
- I started my programming
career in 1966 with a two-and-a-half year assignment as a commissioned
officer in the United States Public Health Service.
- Following that, I joined
IBM and began a twenty-five year career in programming and middle
management. I was the architect and development manager for the
human resources system which IBM still uses today. My specialty
became management of large-scale conversions of major portions
of IBM and its acquisitions from one human resources/payroll
system to a new one.
- I retired in 1993 and almost
immediately joined Technology Service Solutions (TSS), a start-up
company funded by IBM and Kodak, whose goal was to become the
premiere provider of personal computer service in the country.
For five years, I served as their Director of Human Resources
Information Systems. In 1998, my desire to become my own boss
led to my establishment of Ted Strauss Websites, LLC.
- In the past fifteen years,
I have been so fortunate to have developed a wonderful following
of artists, artisans, antiques dealers, horse farms, ambulance
corps, bed and breakfasts, real estate offices, fine art dealers,
retail stores, consultants, cartoonists, jewelers, and many other
small business people searching for someone who will develop
a high quality, professional website for them at a fair price.
I am pleased to say that many of my clients have come as a result
of personal referrals from other clients.
- You will also find that while
I am able to converse technically, I limit that when speaking
with my clients, most of whom use a computer as a tool and not
as a business in itself. I want to impress you with my ability
to communicate, and not use the latest computer jargon. One of
my clients says by analogy that she has no interest in how a
refrigerator works; all she cares about is that it keeps the
food cold. Amen!
- Unlike many others who develop
sites, I am a full-time web designer with a wealth of business
and technical experience in this field. I've always thought it
is important to focus on the area in which one's skills lie,
and not be a jack-of-all-trades. Thirteen years in the web design
business, however, has given me a strong appreciation for the
work of my small business clients. As a small business owner
myself, I understand the business problems and pressures, and
try to make my clients' portion of the design process as easy
- My business is committed
to your total satisfaction. When you have a site developed by
me, all design, implementation, and testing is done by me personally.
I stand behind every page of every site that I design.
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- Since 1977, Janice, my wife
of forty-one years, and I have lived in a Connecticut saltbox
colonial built in 1734, which we have painstakingly restored
and which has now been listed on the National Register of Historic
- When I'm not working on your
website, Janice and I (and almost always our cat Linus) can often
be found sailing our classic Sabre 34 sloop Eagle's Wing
between our home port of Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club in Westport,
Connecticut and the waters of the North Atlantic as far north
A sample of one of the websites
I have designed:
John Bluebottle Fine Art specializes
in antique European and American paintings in Arles, France.
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