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About Darsow Web Design in Billings, MT
Darsow Web Design is owned and operated by Dave Darsow and is located in Billings, Montana. A division of PC-Solutions, LLC we are proud to offer the finest computer repair solutions in Billings, MT at the most affordable rates. If you are using anyone else you are paying too much. period. Providing a wide range of website design and other computer related services to both residential and business clients in the Billings area, my primary goal is make sure that each and every client is 100% satisfied. Since I am the owner, operator, and sole employee it is not too big of a challenge to make certain that each and every client gets the personal attention they deserve and that each and every one of their needs are completely met. Computers are my passion. While I am not going to lie and say I do it solely out of the goodness of my heart (I have to eat you know!) I do keep my prices below the competition because I truly enjoy working with my clients and their computers.
about Dave Darsow:
I have been interested in computers and technology in general for quite some time and got my first computer, a Commodore 64, in 1983. Although this machine which got its name from the (then impressive) 64k of RAM had a processor speed of only about 1MHz (no that is NOT a typo!) and had no hard drive at all, I was quite enthralled with the ability to write my own simple programs on it using BASIC and to create animations using up to 8 separate layers of sprites. Some of the first programs I wrote included: a simple game where cars raced around a track, a Dungeons & Dragons type game where you encountered and did battle with various monsters while in search of treasure and experience points, a score keeping program for a dart game called Cricket, and a program to figure out what day of the week any date from 1699 - 1999 fell (or would fall) on.
Although I never pursued a career in the technology field, I have always kept up on current trends in computers and the Internet for personal interest if nothing else. To that end I have kept a close eye on W3C trends over the past decade and, most notably, the use of cascading style sheets (CSS) to separate the layout and formatting elements from the content on a Web page. I also use PHP for creating web pages with dynamic content and for making the task of updating a large site much easier.
about the software I use:
For creating web pages, even complex ones, I prefer to use a simple text editor (Gedit) and writing the code by hand. Although it requires a little bit more thought than using a WYSIWYG editor such as the ever popular DreamWeaver or other similar programs, I find that it results in much cleaner code and makes creating W3C compliant cross browser capable documents much easier. Similarly, I do my PHP coding in a plain text editor as well. I use Gedit with line numbering and syntax highlighting enabled, but you will never catch me making a website with a "program." I write my own code, and am very proud of the fact.
Being a Linux fanatic, I use open source software for almost all of my projects. Most of my graphic design work, for instance, is done with InkScape and the Gimp. InkScape is a vector graphics tool similar to Adobe Illustrator, and the Gimp is an image editing program almost identical to PhotoShop.