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3rd Ear Provides top notch web site design services.

Besides having held several positions as an in-house programmer and web site developer for several Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies, owner Kurt Tischer has been a freelance programmer and developer, providing contracted web design and software development services since 1990, and maintains a network of highly qualified freelance designers and programmers to help meet your needs.

The experience of this network of individuals includes (but is not limited to) Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 administration and API programming techniques; UNIX/Linux and Apache server administration; MS-Visual Basic, HTML, XHTML, CSS, ASP, XML, Javascript, VBScript, MS-SQL Server, MySQL, VBA, COM/COM+, RDO/ADO, PHP, C/C++, FORTRAN, Perl, SOAP, Macromedia Flash & ActionScript; as well as desktop publishing and graphics applications like Acrobat, PhotoShop, Illustrator, CorelDraw, and 3D modeling tools like PovRay, 3D StudioMax, and Bryce.

Kurt is a Content Management Systems, Database Design, and Software Development expert familiar with a number of systems and frameworks including Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress, CodeIgniter, and CakePHP. With an unwaivering dedication to thoughtful, themed, user-friendly (usually database driven) web site designs, whatever functionality is desired including forums, polling, e-commerce & shopping carts, guestbooks, etc. can be incorporated.


  • Completely database driven site engines
  • News, products or services sections fully editable and manageable
  • Topics sections can be added to by contributing authors
  • Fully customizable layouts
  • Browser upload of images to your own library for use anywhere in the site
  • Dynamic Forum/Poll/Voting booth for on-the-spot results

Extensive Administration:

  • Change order of objects including news, FAQs, articles etc.
  • Random Newsflash generator
  • Remote author submission for News, Articles, FAQs and Links
  • Object hierarchy - as many sections, departments, divisions and pages as you want
  • Image library - store all your PNGs, PDFs, DOCs, XLSs, GIFs and JPEGs online for easy use
  • News feed manager. Choose from over 360 news feeds from around the world
  • Archive manager. Put your old articles into cold storage rather than throw them out
  • Gig Manager. For bands, audio pros, and agents. Remembers your venues, provides ticket purchasing links and more.
  • Podcasting component.
  • Email-a-friend and Print-format for every story and article
  • In-line Text editor similar to Word Pad
  • User editable look and feel
  • Polls/Surveys - Now put a different one on each page
  • Banner manager. Make money out of your site
  • Syndication and sharing of your content via RSS, ATOM, or OPML


Web Design Pricing

One of the great things about 3rd Ear is that our low overhead and network methodology allows us to provide some fantastic savings in both time and money and pass that along to you (especially if you're a musician on a tight budget, but need a professional looking web site). While each project is different, turn around times are very quick, so "going-live", even with a site with lots of content, is sometimes only a matter of days. Because almost every site we do is database driven, we don't set limits or price breaks based on the number of "pages" for your site. Generally, most sites are built at a rate of $20 per hour (per individual, if we've put a team together), or $30 if time is of the essence. Therefore, you should Contact Us about your specific needs and we will provide a quote based on +/- 10% of our estimated billable hours for your project.

If you've also taken us on to maintain the site with updates to content or to alter the design after it goes live, those services are also $20 per hour with a one hour minimum.