• 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

We have great data for each of our projects and each team member, but it was time to add data visualization for more efficient and “at a glance” reporting. We wanted to know how many different projects we work on in a week, and who spent their time on what. Since we pulled from existing data we can pull the same report for 5 years ago to see how we have evolved.

In December of 2013, we were contacted by Lease Crutcher Lewis to take over their hosting. Their site is a great contender for Drupal 8! They were also interested in our Drupal maintenance plan and our Drupal Site Assessment.

Queen City Yacht Club website

Our friends at Queen City Yacht Club approached us in April of 2015 regarding their Drupal 5 website. It was at the end of life and they wanted to upgrade. Their motivations were that they wanted a website that was mobile responsive, yet similar to their old design. We decided to do a straight upgrade/migration to Drupal 7 instead of 8, because Drupal 8 wasn't yet released.

Another large scale project by Freelock Computing, the Organic Materials Research Institute tested our abilities to work with a variety of sources and the Drupal system. The project brought their old public facing website built on PHP to the Drupal CMS and is still synced nightly with their internal master database built on Access.

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.

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

Joey Klein's team approached Freelock to rescue their website revamp. Through the course of their planning stages, the original developers found that they had reached a point where they did not have the capacity or expertise to complete the project as agreed upon.

Freelock entered the picture and delivered a sophisticated event registration, member subscription, and CRM system.

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.

What we've learned

In 5,000 years, will anybody be able to read (or even access) things we put online today?

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I learn best when I have a problem to solve, and with one of our D8 upgrade projects, we had a me

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Yesterday the Drupal security team gave a dire warning about extremely dangerous security vulnera

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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. As the coordinator for the Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission, I direct staff and contractors in projects for the OPTC, including the contractor selection, design and build of the new website. Freelock was chosen and did the work as expected with great results. I heartily recommend them for other work of this nature. Their customer service and personal approach sets them apart from the crowd.

    Diane Shostak, Executive Director
    Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission

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