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Alaska Office Specialists can provide Consulting , Documents & Spreadsheets , Website Building , Website Maintenance & SEO services.

Consulting

MS Office Workflows
Technical Writing
Process Development
Process Improvement
Policy Development

Documents & Spreadsheets

Custom Templates
Form Design
Project Trackers
Data Collection
Charts & Graphs

Websites

Landing Pages
Small & Medium Sites
Ecommerce Sites
WordPress Management
SEO on Current Site
Social Media Setup

Maintenance

Site Maintenance
Site Redesign
Analytics
Social Media Management
Marketing Campaigns

Portfolio

Photography

Lady Code Monkey

Interesting Articles

Project Planning

Planning a website is an incredibly important task. Without at …

Landing Pages

Old and newer pages with some dating into the late …

Open Source Programs

Screenshot of all the software found in the Open Office suite a free alternative tool to MS Office.

Open source tools are great alternatives for new businesses. If you are bootstrapping your business then free and low cost open source tools are the way to go. Most if not all Open Source tools are cross platform or even portable applications which means they are less resource intensive on your machine as well as being free.

One of the great things about Open Source tools is the community. You can head for the website for any Open Source program and as questions. You can also find some great additional resources such as extensions and templates. You can create your own and share them with others! Some great tools are below:

Screenshot of all the software found in the Open Office suite a free alternative tool to MS Office.
Open Office Suite

Open Office

Open Office feels and looks like an older version of MS Office but has the functions and bells & whistles of the latest version. It has standard menus and not the Ribbon of Office 2007 and later but the same functions are available. It may take a few minutes to explore the menus to find a tool but it is worth the effort as your PC or laptop will be more responsive. You will find that the later versions of Office are not as stable and crash frequently, with Open Office you open it and can do my work without fear of it going **poof**! It is fully compatible with Office and Google Docs and just about every other office suite on the market.

Inkscape
Inkscape

Inkscape

Inkscape is for vector graphics like CorelDraw or Illustrator only with half the system resources used. Again it has all the bells and whistles of the paid programs but without the price tag. Some of the tools are in different places or might be called something different but once you are used to the layout it’s like any other graphics program, incredibly powerful!

Scribus
Scribus

Scribus

Scribus for desktop publishing and layout work like Publisher and InDesign. While I am familiar with Publisher, Scribus is a lot like it in layout and feel and so I am very excited to be learning this Open Source tool. You will love doing layout work and usually have worked in CorelDraw or Inkscape to do it but the tools in Scribus are built with layout in mind so I’ll be creating my assets in Inkscape and doing mock-ups and layouts in Scribus from here on. I might even be writing a book in it at some point. 

Recent Tools

Web Development History

Shirley’s Creative Designs Summer 1995 In the summer of 1995 I became interested in creating websites and started developing Shirley’s Creative Designs.  Sue’s Tiny Costumes Fall 1995 In the fall of…

Project Planning

Planning a website is an incredibly important task. Without at least a skeleton of a plan you jump from task to task and run yourself in circles trying to put…

Open Source Programs

Open source tools are great alternatives for new businesses. If you are bootstrapping your business then free and low cost open source tools are the way to go. Most if…

Blog Post Planner

This Blog Post Planner Tool is designed to track the skeleton pieces of post topics and outline your posts. If you are at all like me multiple topics hit you…

Weekly Planner

This is a full size weekly planner. It has no real bells or whistles to it but sometimes a simple planner is what we need most! Feel free to add…

Shopping Comparison Tool

This is a shopping comparison tools I built for shared shopping trips and price comparison between stores. You can change the name of the stores on both sheets but only…
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Prices

Contact us today for all your website, digital marketing, social media and template creation today. Consulting services are also available.

Consulting Services

Business Consultant

Contact for estimate / project
  • MS Office workflows
  • Technical writing
  • New process development
  • Process improvement
  • Policy development

Document Creation

Contact / project
  • Form Templates
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Process Diagramming

Excel Tools

Contact / project
  • Tool Design
  • Tool Setup
  • Charts & Graphs

WordPress Website Development​

New Website Design & Development - Landing Page

Contact / quote
  • Discussion on layouts, page needs, color and purpose of site.
  • Single Landing Page, Privacy and Terms of Use pages.
  • SEO of pages and images

New Website Design and Development - Service Based Business

Contact / quote
  • Discussion on layouts, page needs, color and purpose of site.
  • Mockups of each page for approval.
  • Up to 7 pages which can include a Landing Page, Privacy and Terms of Use pages.
  • SEO of pages and images

New Website Design and Development- E-Commerce Business

Contact / quote
  • Discussion on layouts, page needs, color and purpose of site.
  • Mockups of each page for approval.
  • Up to 15 pages which can include a Landing Page, Privacy and Terms of Use pages as well as Product Categories and Product Description/Purchase pages
  • SEO of pages and images
  • Also includes PayPal cart integration.

Custom Website Modifications

Contact Us / month
  • Blog
  • Content Additions
  • Additional products
  • More Pages
  • Additional SEO
  • Other Web Tasks

Social Media Management​

Social Media Account Setup

Contact / quote
  • Setup social media channels including profile, images & blurbs
  • Connections to accounts from a social media manager system
  • Additional connections from new or current website to feed content from website as a source
  • Includes monitoring first 10 posts per channel to ensure connections
  • Analytics

Social Media Account Maintenance

Contact / quote
  • Up to 5 channels
  • Up to 35 scheduled posts per month per channel
  • Monitoring accounts for interactions & alerting client to interaction needs or questions
  • Analytics

Social Media Custom

Contact / month
  • Additional Accounts
  • Custom Facebook Apps
  • Custom Twitter Apps
  • Additional Analytics
  • Other Social Media Tasks

Website Maintenance​

Small Website Maintenance

Contact / quote
  • Minor changes to menus
  • Additional site functions
  • Additional 10 pages
  • Analytics
  • Up to 5 hours per month

Medium Website Maintenance

Contact / quote
  • More complex changes to site
  • Up to an additional 15 pages added to the site per month
  • Analytics
  • Total of 15 hours per month

Large Website Maintenance

Contact / quote
  • Website revamp from current content and system
  • Analytics
  • Up to 30 hours per month

Other Custom Maintenance

Contact / quote
  • New plugin configuration
  • New theme configuration
  • Other tasks
  • Analytics
  • May not be part of other Maintenance services

Email Marketing & Other Services

Email Management

Contact / quote
  • One or more email address monitoring
  • Categorizing of incoming email.
  • Analytics

Email Marketing Campaigns

Contact / quote
  • Setup and monitor marketing segments using A/B testing.
  • Scheduled newsletters
  • Analytics

Website Domain & Hosting

Contact / quote
  • Hosting
  • Domain setup
  • SSL certificate installation
  • Up to 5 email addresses

Changes to Services

Contact / quote
  • After contract is signed off additional changes are at a fee

Web Development History

Shirley’s Creative Designs Summer 1995 In the summer of 1995 I became interested in creating websites and started developing Shirley’s Creative Designs.  Sue’s Tiny Costumes Fall 1995 In the fall of…

Project Planning

Planning a website is an incredibly important task. Without at least a skeleton of a plan you jump from task to task and run yourself in circles trying to put…

Open Source Programs

Open source tools are great alternatives for new businesses. If you are bootstrapping your business then free and low cost open source tools are the way to go. Most if…

Blog Post Planner

This Blog Post Planner Tool is designed to track the skeleton pieces of post topics and outline your posts. If you are at all like me multiple topics hit you…

Weekly Planner

This is a full size weekly planner. It has no real bells or whistles to it but sometimes a simple planner is what we need most! Feel free to add…

Shopping Comparison Tool

This is a shopping comparison tools I built for shared shopping trips and price comparison between stores. You can change the name of the stores on both sheets but only…
1and1.com

Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Contact us today for all your website, digital marketing, social media and template creation today. Consulting services are also available.

Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

The basic pieces of information this site collects are as follows:

  • Google Analytics
  • Akismet anti-spam
  • Wordfence Security
  • Jetpack

Each is a Third-Party Service or Plugin that all of our sites uses to control spam, see basic visitor stats such as what pages are visited and what keywords were used in searches. Below is a more comprehensive Privacy Policy.

What information do we collect?We collect information from you when you place an order or subscribe to our newsletter. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name or e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy..

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
  • To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
  • To process transactions

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. This is accomplished via PayPal.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Do we use cookies?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information

We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Third Parties include but are not limited to and are subject to their own Privacy Policy sites such as Google Affiliates, Amazon Affiliates, Commission Junction, Cafe Press, and Zazzle. Other affiliate link programs may be added at a later date.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on November 15, 2017

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

www.alaskaos.com

sue@alaskaos.com

Blog Post Planner

This Blog Post Planner Tool is designed to track the skeleton pieces of post topics and outline your posts. If you are at all like me multiple topics hit you…

Weekly Planner

This is a full size weekly planner. It has no real bells or whistles to it but sometimes a simple planner is what we need most! Feel free to add…

Shopping Comparison Tool

This is a shopping comparison tools I built for shared shopping trips and price comparison between stores. You can change the name of the stores on both sheets but only…

Web Development History

Shirley’s Creative Designs Summer 1995 In the summer of 1995 I became interested in creating websites and started developing Shirley’s Creative Designs.  Sue’s Tiny Costumes Fall 1995 In the fall of…

Project Planning

Planning a website is an incredibly important task. Without at least a skeleton of a plan you jump from task to task and run yourself in circles trying to put…

Open Source Programs

Open source tools are great alternatives for new businesses. If you are bootstrapping your business then free and low cost open source tools are the way to go. Most if…
1and1.com

Sample Sites

Web Development History

Shirley’s Creative Designs Summer 1995 In the summer of 1995 I became interested in creating websites and started developing Shirley’s Creative Designs.  Sue’s Tiny Costumes Fall 1995 In the fall of…

Project Planning

Planning a website is an incredibly important task. Without at least a skeleton of a plan you jump from task to task and run yourself in circles trying to put…

Open Source Programs

Open source tools are great alternatives for new businesses. If you are bootstrapping your business then free and low cost open source tools are the way to go. Most if…

Blog Post Planner

This Blog Post Planner Tool is designed to track the skeleton pieces of post topics and outline your posts. If you are at all like me multiple topics hit you…

Weekly Planner

This is a full size weekly planner. It has no real bells or whistles to it but sometimes a simple planner is what we need most! Feel free to add…

Shopping Comparison Tool

This is a shopping comparison tools I built for shared shopping trips and price comparison between stores. You can change the name of the stores on both sheets but only…
1and1.com

About

Sue Darby

Sue started coding before the internet was popular and didn’t even realize it. She was 8 when her parents brought home a TI-994A console system.

It was chosen over the Atari as there were educational games in the line up of available titles. It was also chosen because it could be programmed.

At first her dad did the programming but over time Sue started to also get in on the fun programming Matilda and later on other small things.

Fast forward to high school and the introduction of an IBM based PC along with a 1200 baud modem and websites became the facination as well as chat rooms and research. “Get off the computer, I need the phone!” was probably her mother’s biggest complaint at some points.

As time went by Sue did more and more with old school HTML and a little bit of CSS. She then discovered WordPress and for a long while, while raising her own children, used that CMS to manage 14 websites of her own.

Now Sue would like to apply all this experience to your website and build something that will increase your bottom line.

Web Development History

Shirley’s Creative Designs Summer 1995 In the summer of 1995 I became interested in creating websites and started developing Shirley’s Creative Designs.  Sue’s Tiny Costumes Fall 1995 In the fall of…

Project Planning

Planning a website is an incredibly important task. Without at least a skeleton of a plan you jump from task to task and run yourself in circles trying to put…

Open Source Programs

Open source tools are great alternatives for new businesses. If you are bootstrapping your business then free and low cost open source tools are the way to go. Most if…

Blog Post Planner

This Blog Post Planner Tool is designed to track the skeleton pieces of post topics and outline your posts. If you are at all like me multiple topics hit you…

Weekly Planner

This is a full size weekly planner. It has no real bells or whistles to it but sometimes a simple planner is what we need most! Feel free to add…

Shopping Comparison Tool

This is a shopping comparison tools I built for shared shopping trips and price comparison between stores. You can change the name of the stores on both sheets but only…
1and1.com