Dan Dreifort

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SEO and Usability Consulting & Training

I'm able to increase almost any entity's natural search ranking and convert more visitors into purchasers. Current clients range from multinational and national to boutique and mom-&-pop outfits. I deliver excellent, measurable results and increased sales. I also blog about SEO.
FrogNet

FrogNet

My 10 years with FrogNet were formidable to say the least. My department oversaw all external communication and much of the internal documentation. My and others' efforts to wiki-ize the corporate intranet were rewarded with increased staff participation and knowledge-sharing.
Eden Marketing

Eden Marketing

I formed Eden with my partner in 2001 and then promptly handed him the reins in 2002 when my 'real' job required more of my time. I'm happy to be riding part-time in the Eden boat again, helping with UX, SEO and research, as needed.
Japan Gallery

Japan Gallery

This was my first foray (with training wheels) into the world of AJAX to dynamically load external content into a page without the kludge of reloading and re-rendering content. I've since used it to add to the user experience for a couple clients. (2005)
Bud Dry

Bud Dry

More idiocy than not, it's buddry.com. My cohort and I write, produce, film and star in these anti-jokes. View the page source to witness behind-the-scenes email trickery preventing spam-harvesting bots from exploiting email addresses. It works and it's transparent to the end-user. (2005)
Fur Peace Ranch

Fur Peace Ranch

In 1997, I managed the development of an online store for Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane,) and company. I've been working with them on and off ever since. Their online music lessons bring rock stars into your living room.
Ned Beatty Interview

Ned Beatty Interview

Ned's here because he's a big name. The article is short and entertaining. This interview was a challenge to edit. My source material was considerable while allowed column-inches weren't. Relish the soul baring as I delve into the psyche of the world's greatest character actor. (2001)
Cactus Pears

Cactus Pears

We wanted a bleeding-edge band web presence. I accomplished this with an interesting (but only moderately usable!) navigational aesthetic. Though this page is still fun, it's showing its age. (2001)
Cabo Action

Cabo Action

Creating a quick page about my travels accomplishes several things. Vacation memories are preserved, tourism advertising revenue falls into my AdSense account and I'm able to write off many vacation expenses. I receive many "thank you!" emails from this site's readers. (2006)
NNFA Coverage

NNFA Coverage

This National Nutritional Foods Association exposé is one of my favorite freelance pieces. The style (inspired by Hunter S. Thompson,) makes the audience forget they're actually learning something. (2001)
Dirty Rag

Dirty Rag

I like editing. The Dirty Rag was an exercise in open source media long before the term existed. Contributors ranged from US Presidential Advisors to UFO 'experts' and everywhere in-between. Massaging some of the naked content into near-publishable prose was a challenge. (2001)
Maya Lin

Maya Lin

I needed an excuse to practice a tight, concise CSS layout. Maya Lin provided the inspiration. I made it pink. (2006)
Personal Portal

Personal Portal

Do you want a browser start page to display useful links? I did. Other people found it useful too. I monetized it and added others' links too. ...Then the web changed. I still use mine, but the other iterations fell by the wayside with the advent of social media. (2002)
Free Foam Bed!

Free Tempur-pedic®

Reasonably clever ideas are fleeting, and maybe that's a good thing. For better or worse, amongst more marketable feats, I put lots of goofball content online. My old pages often rank well in Google for keywords from 'NNFA' to 'Ned Beatty interview.' (2004)
Tubs and Pots

Tub and Pot Club

This page highlights little, but it contains my now-ancient first Flash creation. Though it pains me to read some of my old copy, this site is an often-humorous archive. (1998-2000)
Vellumn

Vellumn

A simple site. Its size on the page belies its, um, I got nothing. The (borrowed) javascript trick upon loading the page is the only gloss on this minimalist extravaganza. (2003)
An AJAX Footnote
Move your mouse and it fades away...