Our clients include a vast array of different businesses, and business owner styles. However one thing they do have in common is that they appreciate our common sense, straight forward approaches to helping them establish their online presence, without a lot of nerdy gobbledygook. In each case Higher Source Sites spends free consultation time to find the best approach for each business.
From a Non Profit
We just put together our new nonprofit organization and we are not very computer savvy and really not web savvy. We've had lots of experience with nonprofits and their websites so we knew what we wanted. Ed listened carefully, asked good questions about our plans and then helped us through the whole process with a little hand-holding, well, maybe it was a lot of hand-holding! He was always very prompt in returning our phone calls and emails.There is a lot of terminology used and steps to be taken that sometimes made it difficult to communicate (because of our lack of knowledge) but Ed patiently worked with us and in the end we ended up with a great product (and a great appreciation for the whole complicated process!). His prices were very reasonable and we will continue to work with him on a monthly basis to keep our website fine tuned, updated and safe. Definitely give him a call if you're interested in web design!
Bill English, Project-Quetzal.org
TESTIMONIAL ON THE EXCELLENT WORK OF ONE ED ROSENTHAL, WEBMASTER AT LARGE—
When I made the decision to have a website built I contacted about seven companies in the Sonoma County area for bids, Ed Rosenthal being one of these. Six of the webmasters submitted bids that gave the distinct impression that they were not responding to my clearly stated goals, objectives, and budget, but rather they were trying to make me fit their agenda and conform to their needs and their preconceived notions about the what this website might be. When I spoke to them about the details of their proposal they presented themselves as ‘techo-drones’ spouting jargon, throwing concepts around, &c., more to confuse than to edify.
The proposal that Ed submitted was different. He listened to me and created a proposal that actually responded to my needs and he described the general approach in comprehensible language. When I saw this my decision was easy. We quickly created an outline of a proposal and went from there. Working with Ed was easy, he did what he said he was going to do, he listened to all my questions and responded with patience and clarity, he made excellent suggestions throughout; in short he delivered more than he was required to under our agreement, and best of all, I received a website that exceeded my expectations.
- Paul W. Christian-Dream-Interpretation
I just visited the site again, and I am so pleased with the polish and pizazz. What an amazing and incredible job!
- Jan M. Schwartz, Ph.D LastSummerwithoscar, White Collar Corruption
“Late in the afternoon on a Friday, I got a call from a client who needed an update on her website. She needed an event listed, a separate page created for the event, as well as creating links to PayPal for purchasing tickets or donating—and she wanted this by Sunday. When I emailed Higher Source Sites on that same Friday afternoon with the request, I had little hope of being able to report back to my client with good news. (The client’s regular webby was unavailable, and I suspected that finding a replacement to step into an existing website might be difficult.) However, I was delighted to not only receive a quick response, but also hear that Ed would be able to accomplish this by Sunday!
“Ed was one step ahead of me, and completed this on Saturday. Then on Sunday, I had another request—that I would need an emailable version of the event page with active links. This turned into a more complicated project and took much more time than originally anticipated, so Ed’s Sunday afternoon was devoured by me and many emails.
“The project was completed in record time, and Ed’s patience with me and the project was remarkable—not to mention the fact that he sacrificed his weekend to help me and my client. My client is thrilled with the results and with me, and I have Higher Source Sites to thank.”
-- Katy N. Petite Designs
I send my warmest appreciation to you. It is a joy to work with you!
ed- yes, that's it. i just went to the site and i see you have made the necessary changes. thank you.
before i sign off i want to tell you that you have been a terrific help, always available and offering clear and concise explanations.
ed- you are a real find...please take this as a sincere compliment. (no need to reply).
as the lubavitch would say...tank g-d!
have a great day,
He is always on hand to answer my questions and has a unique way of sending me images on how to solve my problems. I am not a techie so I do not know how I would have been able to get my site up and running using wordpress without his clear and concise directions. Eddie is generous with his time and totally trustworthy. I have been so fortunate to find him. I recommend Eddie without reservation."
- Mel M.
"It was a joy to work with Edward of Higher Source Sites. We committed to a website project on a Friday afternoon, and just two days later my site was completed! His high level of professionalism and keen ability to communicate enabled the project to flow very easy. This company's standard is truly one of excellence. Ed also provides a unique feature to his clients: he offers detailed instruction on the introductory steps as well ask the how-to's of basic updates. I was amazed at his warm and generous sharing spirit. Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly recommend him to others, and extend my very best wishes for much continued success."
"Higher Source Sites has become an integral part of maintaining my website. Before meeting Eddie Rosenthal my web presence was not even coming close to my much needed potential. Eddie examined my website for effective word content that related to my desired demographic of customers. He helped me realize that I had invested too much attention to graphics instead of concentrating on greater marketing potential through key word content. Higher Source Sites will not only yield amazing results but also educate the customer to understand how to get your business to the top of your category for web search. I had wasted years of underpowered web content that didn’t work…now it does."
Thank you Higher Source Sites for helping my customers find me.
Cary Hiner CPT NASM-PES,CES
Cary On Fitness
"I used Higher Source Sites (Web Designer Eddie Rosenthal) to maximze my search engine web presence for my business as a Nurse Observer. Eddie got my website at the top of the natural listings for Nurse Observer -- check it out for yourself!"
Eddie Rosenthal is fantastic as a web designer and SEO expert!
You're in good hands with Higher Source Sites. He's also a wonderful person to interact with...
My web presence and ability to attract clients has soared since he has been my go-to person for web-related issues!
Hannah Caratti, M.A.
Higher Sources Sites has built and maintained the website for Chess For Kids for the past few years. We are extremely pleased with the design, ease of navigation, and the responsiveness of the webmaster. We would highly recommend this service to anyone interested in a quality website.
"I was very satisfied with the overall process (which was troubleshooting the backend of a client's web site that was having problems). The situation was remedied within a two hour period and you were a pleasure to work with. Thank you!" --Kimber
"Very competent guy, always helpful and friendly. He knew what I meant with every e-mail." Chuck B.
'I am more than pleased with the finished product. The design is much nicer than I could have envisioned and I am confident it will help my company grow!'
"Professional, Creative, emphatically recommended. Ira S."
The Word mock-up draft communicated what we wanted for the overall design process but the in-person office visits were essential for sorting out the more detailed requests. The finished result met the design goals of the draft."
"The in-person office visits and the fast email correspondence were very helpful, not only in revising and fixing the site but also in the clear explanations about the web tools being used like the database."
"Knowledge: Set up the domain and hosting, programming the html, added the content, graphic layout, the tracking info, the media players, and many other things that I'm probably not aware of.referral: Craigslist useagain - Yes"
"Fees: With the addition of the database we were prepared for the higher total cost. The rate was fair.referral: Craigslist useagain - Yes"
"Eddie Rosenthal of did wonders in search engine optimization in the web design and development of my website for my primary search term nurse observer--got me to page one of Google, what better example of the excellent service can I give?" – Michael
Testimonial for Ed Rosenthal
It was my great pleasure to work with Ed on the website for Rotary District 5130’s Youth Exchange website – www.youthexchange5130.org. We were moving from a website that was difficult to change and only one person had the access and skills to update to a Word Press site that would allow us more flexibility to update and change.
Ed transferred over the current content quickly and provided suggestions and ideas to improve the flow of the site. For example, we had pages with a lot of text and Ed recommended putting this information into boxes with tabs to reduce the amount of scrolling needed.
As with many nonprofits, there was a committee of people who wanted input on both the content of the site and the look and feel. Ed was amazingly patient with needing to do revisions, change colors multiple times, updating photos, and everything else people could think of to change.
In addition, Ed went above and beyond, spending time to train me on how to use the basics of Word Press so that I could maintain the site without having to pay him every time we had a small change that was needed.
Finally, when I got a note from Sonic where we host our site that we were over our data usage, Ed explained to me how to remove the old site to a flash drive. A week later, he followed up with me to see if I had done it and when I hadn’t asked me for a flash drive and did it himself! This was a couple months after the job was over!
Ed takes pride in his work and ownership of the websites he designs. He does an excellent job and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to update an existing site or build a new one.
A big fan!
Rotary District 5130 Youth Exchange Chair
and State Farm Agent
"Silly Willy you were just supposed to tell me how to do it - not do all the work! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You're brilliant. Looks nice and clean..."
Ed Rosenthal just finished building a terrific Writing & Art site for me - davidcomfort.org. He presented me with many formatting options, especially in WordPress, clearly explaining in lay terms the pros & cons of each, helping me isolate the best for my unique needs. With great expertise & tenacity he solved many tech problems, especially relating to crisp, dramatic, uniform art photographs. He was in constant touch w/ me every step of the way. Of the web designers I originally contacted, Ed - a formidable 40 year geek, not to mention chess master and poet - was by far the most reasonably priced and, I'm convinced, the best. -David B. Comfort
"Ed is dedicated, fast and very tech savvy. He's been taking care of my website for over a year now and keeps everything running great. You can count on him to keep up with the latest technology. Recently I needed to expand my website: Ed worked with my pre-exsisting design and found ways to make it more efficient—which I really appreciate. I appreciate the way he structures his rates which really give his clients a great value for the services they receive. Thanks Ed!"
-- Cathy Wild Cathywild.com