• 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

Booktrope's goal of getting online books to as many people as possible (for free!) was a project right up our alley, fitting nicely with our open source foundation.

DanceSafe hired Freelock to perform maintenance and upgrades to their Drupal website. DanceSafe is a non-profit harm reduction organization promoting health and safety within the rave and nightclub community.

WestSide Baby, in partnership with the Puget Sound community, provides essential items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, toys and equipment. They partner with established social service providers who assess the needs of their clients, place orders with us and then deliver them to the families they serve.

The folks at WSFZ needed a directory-based website that was easy to maintain and easy to use. WSFZ wanted a clean, simple design that allows for blogging, reader comments, and advertising.

Freelock was approached by Seattle creative design agency Tether, to build a new website for their client IslandWood. The website included integration with multiple external services while keeping a brochure style site feel.

Bonavita World Homepage

In early 2014, our friends at Bonavita came to Freelock requesting that we help manage their main website Espresso Supply. Soon thereafter, they wanted to launch a website for one of their brands, Bonavita. But it wasn't until early summer that they were ready to realize those dreams. 

Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Freelock built a website that facilitates and supports the community through membership, training, classes, and merchandising.

Housing Action Fund.org

The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance Action Fund first talked to us about building a new site last October, but they were not ready to proceed. This summer they were finally ready, and used our Base Business Site plan to get a site built and launched quickly.

What we've learned

Just a quick note of how we resolved an issue related to an upgrade to Date.

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"Hey, since the upgrade, I can't use the power edit feature anymore!" came the request. Ok.

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One of our clients wanted to regularly update a list of dealers along with the parts carried at t

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Apparently there's some FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) being sown by a few Drupal shops who ar

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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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