About Us

Hello There,

I'm Michael, the owner, and you want to know a bit about me and my firm?

My prior employers include Dell and Exxon, with prior clients including MasterCard International. In the '80 I was in the US Army, where I had a Top Secret (Special Background Investigation) security clearance.

I started Internet Design Alliance in 1996, and started working Drupal in 2005 (Drupal v 4.7).

I provide exemplary Backend development and maintenance, including custom PHP and custom Drupal modules. I do minor Frontend work, generally cleanup and tweaks. Extensive Frontend development I either outsource to those I know in the Drupal community, or provide guidance, as desired, to a client in selecting a reputable Frontend developer.

I can also help with monetization. I hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA ‘99) from the University of Texas - Austin (McCombs). When I last edited this, #17 of all US business graduate schools, and has always been in the top 25. [1]

I understand QA (Quality Assurance) and practice it extensively. Changes, modifications, and enhancements are done in their own, isolated testing environments and only rolled out to production systems when the client is happy with the results.

Each client is unique, and I solve your needs based upon your requirements. And to do that I go above and beyond what a traditional Developer / Hosting provider will do.

As a senior developer my established client bill rate is $80/hour, but you won't be charged the 3 hours it takes a journeymen or junior developer to do what I do in one hour. I'm also willing to take your call 24/7 and make critical fixes immediately. (But, please try not to call at 2 am unless it's an emergency.)

My job, as both an MBA and your web developer, is to offer you suggestions that have the potential for making your business thrive, voice concerns over possible problems, and then devote my efforts to making your decisions a success.

Looking forward to working with you,

Internet Design Alliance, owner
Emergency calls: 24x7

Other information that may be useful:

A short list of hosts I've interfaced with: Rackspace, HostColor, HostGator, 1&1, Bluehost, JustHost, Media Temple, GoDaddy, Network Solutions, and a slew of the tiny players in the market ...

My first use of a hex editor was in 1980, continuing on to COBOL, FORTRAN, Assembly, Pascal, BASIC, CASE Tools, FoxPro, Visual Basic, {a bunch I've thankfully forgotten}, and ending up at Linux (CentOS), Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Drupal.

I've lived in these countries: Honduras, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. With the short list of countries I've travelled through: France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, plus a few others, some of which no longer exist.

[1] https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/mba-ra...