• 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

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

Max Dale's Steak House is a popular restaurant a few dozen miles up the road in Mt. Vernon, Washington.

Skagit Media Marketing led the design effort, and partnered with us to deliver the first of our new Basic Business Sites.

Alaska Fishing Jobs Center hired Freelock to build their website. Freelock implemented design, functionality and added Ubercart for membership purchases.

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), a non-profit collaboration between the University of Washington and the University of California, San Francisco. ITECH came to Freelock for help building an internal system to improve collaboration and communication within their organization.

For the Bellingham School District, Freelock put together a large, multi-faceted Drupal site for district-wide information and standardized sites for schools within the district containing individualized content. Freelock created custom department menu functionality and directory lookups for the district site, as well as providing extensive training material, ongoing consulting, and importation of several thousand pages of content previously managed using Dreamweaver.

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

Freelock worked closely with Consumer Media Network to create a content management system (Hydra) that can track assignments and submissions.

Ply Interactive came to Freelock for assistance theming the Crossfit Games site, because of our Drupal expertise and the tight schedule for the project. This site was built from the ground up in Drupal 7, with integration to another application that stores the actual results. Ply did the design and CSS, while relying on us to generate the appropriate HTML for this extremely detailed theme.

What we've learned

Kicking off some posts about various performance challenges we've fixed.

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Heartbleed. The end of XP. Zero-day Internet Explorer attacks.

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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 wanted to touch base and thank you for your team’s quality work on the FHCRC eagle-i connection project.  The system is live and in production – pushing our Drupal content automatically to Harvard’s system.

    We’re very grateful for all the efforts your crew put into this project! Freelock is on my speed dial for future projects!

    Ann Marie Clark
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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