• Scalable Business Solutions

    Start with a basic site and grow into something much more powerful

  • Data Visualization

    Do you have relevant data and need an easy way to display it that makes sense to people visiting your web site? Do you wish your statistics were better represented visually? We can do that!

  • Events and Conventions

    Event registration. Speaker track management. Exhibit hall booth maps. Custom banquet seating charts. Memberships. We can help with your unique need!

  • Custom Web Solutions for Health Care

    Data collection, data visualization, vendor portals, procurement tools. We can help with all the "other stuff" you need a good platform for!

  • E-Commerce and Ubercart Web Site Development

    Feature products associated with stories on your site. Sell subscriptions, memberships, access to content. Accept Bitcoin, Mobile payments, and more!

What We've Done

Geocko builds powerful tools that save time and increase engagement for nonprofit organizations. Geocko hired Freelock to build a system that would pull in information from designated social media feeds (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc) and display it in a grid of tiles.

The Olympic Peninsula Tourism Board came to us in early 2009 to assist them in developing a visually stunning and highly functional website in a Content Management System. The site needed to be flexible enough to be managed by the 12 partners of the OPTC represented by local Chamber of Commerces. This meant the system needed to not only be able of handling complex permissions, but also easy to use and train new members.

Littlestar Prints is one of our favorite sites. It combines some powerful drag-and-drop photo editing in the browser with e-commerce. We got to use both of our favorite software packages--Drupal and the Dojo Toolkit.

We worked with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s (FHCRC) Shared Resources Library staff and the eagle-i team to create a customized Drupal module. It was designed to reside within the existing Shared Resources website and copies the sites content to the local eagle-i node which then hands the data along to eagle-i central for inclusion in the master directory. FHCRC now only needs to create or edit content in one location (their Drupal site) and once published, key elements of that same material are instantly pushed to the eagle-i network.

Freelock was approached to build a website focused on the “Top 50” Day Trips from Seattle, based on rankings and reviews from users.

World Class Hunting hired Freelock to launch their website with membership levels, recurring payments, contests and advertising options.

RevEquip create 3D documents and design for the food service industry. We worked in partnership with graphic design firm Eben Design to build a Drupal website for RevEquip.

Robinson Papers hired us to build a centrally-managed web site with different personalities for each of their papers but shared control.

What we've learned

Another sales call today, with a prospective start-upper who thought Drupal might lower his costs

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We recently had a new client contact us and ask if we could move their sites over to Pantheon so

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We're starting to recommend Drupal 8 for some new upgrade projects, with the following notes...

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... this statement applies to just about any endeavor you can imagine...

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This is a collection of technical notes, tips, and tricks related to Freelock Computing's services and various open source projects. We document what sorts of things we do to get software to work, and keep it here for our benefit, but also for yours.

What we can do for you

Event management. Project management. Vendor management. ECommerce. We build sites to help you organize and get things done.

Sample checklist

We solve problems.

Lots of our business comes from people who have been unable to get the job done elsewhere.

The challenge with any web project is usually budget -- getting a polished, usable product to match a specific design can take far more budget than people expect. Our approach to addressing this concern is breaking down projects into Sprints, each sprint a focused group of tasks with a defined budget, starting with the things that will deliver the most business value as early as possible.

And then when the first sprint is done, we've delivered something of business value, we plan out the next one.

The launch of a new web site is the start of the project, not the end. You don't stop marketing when you've opened a new store -- marketing is an ongoing activity to keep the world aware you exist.

And even if a site is purely for internal use, organizations change and evolve over time. Most of our clients work with us on a monthly retainer basis, setting aside budget for steady work towards the current business goals.

Sample TCO

When you work with Freelock, you're not just getting a passive subcontractor. We bring opinions to the table. You hire us because we have decades of experience in a variety of industries, and knowledge of things that work and things that don't.

We partner with our customers to find the best solutions to help them succeed. And we're not shy about advocating some approaches over others, or pushing back when we think you're heading down a dead end.

We're not the cheapest shop out there, but with us you're getting more than just a developer -- you're getting a partner who can steer you clear of technology pitfalls, suggest possible new revenue streams or marketing outlets or workflow improvements -- we  deliver strategic value to your business along with our technical solutions.

Drop us a line or give us a call today!

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  1. I had the privilege of working with John and Freelock in launching a new Little League website. The process was flawless and the end product was magnificent exceeding our expectations. John knows his stuff! He had a wonderful ability to bring the perfect solution to our community based organization. Being volunteer run, we needed some special considerations in the way our website works, John understood this and delivered solutions that were perfect for us. We now have a cool website that also has the ability to grow with us into the future. I highly recommend John Locke and Freelock Computing.

    Brian Boone
    Pacific Little League

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