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Leap of Faith Web Design

I’m a self-described content “passionista,” user advocate, and client champion.

A late bloomer, I didn’t see what all the fuss was about until high-speed cable came to town in 2000, and the Internet came alive for me. Newly addicted, I abandoned plans to become a technical writer, and promptly went back to school to become a web designer.

I began my professional career in 2004 at a web agency where I gained experience as a web graphics designer, project manager, CSS cheerleader, front-end developer, and content advocate. I wrote web content, functional specs, end-user documentation, and process documents. I preached web standards, tested fanatically, and took great pleasure in attention to detail.

In 2008, I founded Leap of Faith Web Design to specialize in website planning and content strategy. Today, Leap of Faith Web Design is committed to helping clients meet their business objectives by designing clear, concise and compelling websites that focus on content.

Larry A. Ball

I have nearly three years experience with web development in the form of freelance projects. I am currently pursuing a Web Development Degree from Illinois Central College (GPA: 4.0). I am trained to use a variety of web development tools including the Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, Flash, Flex/Flash Builder, and After Effects), TextMate, Aptana Studio, Coda, Microsoft Visual Web Developer and CSS Edit. I can program effectively in a wide range of web programming languages such as:

  • XHTML
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • PHP
  • Actionscript 3

I develop web sites that are cross-browser compatible and W3C standards compliant.