Website Setup dot net

Full Service Website Engineering

about my services



A professionally trained programmer, John Kieken has been building powerful websites since 1999.  With a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and decades of success, he’ll give you custom markup fully compliant with W3C standards.



Affordability for everyone from individuals and sole proprietors to small/medium size organizations.  Contact me today and we’ll work together to find a solution that meets or beats your budget.

full service

full service

Website maintenance and programming front to back, from graphical interface to database implementation, utilizing only the best up-to-date coding practices for search engine optimization and cross-browser compatibility.



Utilizing the latest trends in website design combined with a “responsive” layout, which include dynamically adjusting to mobile devices and screen sizes.

some of my expertise...

personal consultation

  • domain name & site hosting selection
  • best practices for search engine optimization
  • one-on-one training
  • face-to-face meetings near Chicago

on the server

  • Apache®/Linux hosting with cPanel
  • MySQL® database
  • PHP with CodeIgniter framework

in your browser

  • jQuery JavaScript animation
  • HTML5 compliant
  • CSS3 styles and transitions
  • cross-browser reliability & consistency

dynamic & rich experience

  • proficiency with Adobe Photoshop
  • graphic design & logo creation
  • seamless interaction via ajax
  • “responsive”, mobile-friendly layout

works well with others

  • PayPal integrated solutions
  • Facebook & social media integration
  • MailChimp® mailing lists
  • reCAPTCHA anti-spambot
  • RSS newsfeeds

manage your own content

  • WordPress
  • shopping carts & e-commerce
  • discussion forums
  • photo galleries

my portfolio

Water Softener Sustainability Program

water softener sustainability program

Centerpiece of a statewide public/private education initiative for the Arizona Water Quality Association.

Healthy Connections

sacred ground center for spirituality

Healthy Connections mental health clinic helps people build healthy connections within themselves, within their families, and within the world. Utilizing a modern and responsive WordPress design.

Sacred Ground Center for Spirituality

sacred ground center for spirituality

Sacred Ground has a fully revamped and modern WordPress design, properly integrated with a new MailChimp account.

Mosier Gutters

mosier gutters

Family owned and operated for over 30 years, Mosier Gutters offers continuous seamless rain gutters manufactured and installed onsite.

Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus

illinois doberman rescue plus

The largest Doberman rescue and adoption organization in Illinois gets a highly customized WordPress site that allows its volunteers to create profile pages for these rescued animals.  A separate database driven adoption system allows users to save their forms for later completion and permanent archival.

A Walk in the Park Pet Care

a walk in the park pet care

A simple site, featuring the owner’s services and photographs, that is fully responsive to mobile screens.


dps wax

DPS Wax in New Lenox, IL has a shopping cart and product database built from the ground up, incorporating complex quantity discount algorithms and UPS shipping estimates.

Will County Farm Bureau

will county farm bureau

The county Farm Bureau® received an updated presence on the Internet complete with a modern logo and vendor directory so the public can search and shop local farmers.  Some extra bells & whistles include a membership registration form, calendar of local events, photo gallery, and colorful interactive Google Map of the county districts.

GenuWIN Sports Training

genuwin sports training

Marcy needed to get her website updated on a strict budget and wanted to be able to manage an online store as well as update content by herself.  WordPress with the WooCommerce plugin, along with a fully customized theme capturing the spirit of her business, are the perfect solution.  Some brief training sessions via telephone and her employees were quickly up to speed.



One of the best local bands in the Midwest wanted an affordable website where they could maintain their own content.  WordPress provides them with the ability to post song clips, photos, videos, and most importantly, their upcoming events.

Dragons Speed Shop

dragons speed shop

Greg restores and rebuilds Harley-Davidson® Big Twin motorcyle engines.  This custom website, with the look and feel of chrome and brushed metal, is the place to find his professional services and technical information.


Douglas Oberhamer

John did a masterful job listening to and meeting the needs of three website stakeholders – a government grantor, a trade association grantee, and the competing members of the association.  He demonstrated patience with all stakeholders and was always responsive in making revisions until a consensus was reached.

Just as importantly, John always represented the user of our website, creating form and function for better usability.  This resulted in a final product that provides information and interaction quickly.

With his professional guidance we have a website that fulfills our specific needs in a most effective way, that is easy to read, easy to digest, and easy to navigate.

Douglas Oberhamer
Arizona Water Quality Association

Lauren Kelliher

When we needed to rebuild our animal rescue’s website, John was fantastic to work with!  He’s a fantastic blend of his own innovation coupled with the ideas we had, and collaborating with him resulted in a top-notch website!  It’s gorgeous to look at, easy to use, and simple to update.

Whenever we have a question or issue, he immediately takes care of everything and ensures everything is constantly running smoothly.  Whether our request is big or small, he is happy to make sure our site is exactly what we need.  John is a pleasure to work with, and we are lucky to have such talent behind us.

Lauren Kelliher
Illinois Doberman Rescue

Pat Honiotes

It is my pleasure to recommend, without reservation, John Kieken and the website services he provides.  I have been a client with John for 15+ years and have always been more than pleased with the caliber of his work as well as his timeliness in accomplishing the work.

I am somewhat technologically challenged and John has patiently been an ongoing source of support for me and my business around my website and all the supportive tasks included in keeping me current and up to date.  John has taken the initiative to make me aware of potential problems and has gone out of his way to take care of them before they become serious.

Pat Honiotes

Stephen Douglas

I want to thank you for all the improvements you have made to my website, which was pretty messed up before I hired you.  More people need to know what a great service you provide.

It’s also nice that you take the time to talk to your customers on the phone, so that you know their products, services, and what they are trying to convey on their website.  I am very happy with you as my webmaster and I would hate to try to replace you.

Stephen Douglas
Popcorn On A String

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27412 S. Walsh Rd.
Manhattan, IL  60442-9682