About Doug Addison

I am an independent, Austin-based web developer who has been building websites since 1996. My business focuses on assisting businesses and organizations with how their websites are organized, what they do, and what they say. My clients rely on my 15 years of experience in web design — combined with strong editorial sensibilities and broad technical capabilities — to help them make the most of their online endeavors.

Lately, I've been specializing in an open-source CMS called Drupal, which allows me to leverage my experience with other open-source web server software (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) to create feature-rich websites that are easy to deploy and maintain. I also maintain a handful of websites using Dreamweaver (sometimes in combination with Contribute). I'm savvy with Unix admin, DNS, javascript, PHP, perl, MySQL and Photoshop, too.

My clients range from small startups to the state of Texas and the University of Texas McDonald Observatory, for whom I manage the website for the popular public radio program StarDate.

My background includes newspaper reporting and magazine writing and editing in the business and science fields. I earned bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University, I have written two books about web design: Web Site Cookbook (O'Reilly, 2006) and Small Websites, Great Results (Paraglyph, 2004)

Books by Doug Addison

Web Site Cookbook (O'Reilly, 2006) Order your copy today.
Small Web Sites, Great Results (Paraglyph Press, 2004)