John Sharkey


I found Robert when he was announced as the webmaster for the website of the prestigious New York-based Collectors Club, one of the premiere philatelic associations in the world. Our philatelic association, which specialized in the stamps of Ireland, was much smaller and losing members, and our old website was no help. Its design was antiquated, static, and our then webmaster took weeks to update it.

We retained Robert at the beginning of 2014, and our organization took an immediate leap forward. Robert encouraged us to publish our quarterly auctions on the site and helped us come up with a mechanism that makes it easy for our auction manager to upload dozens of auction lots to our site with the click of a button. We also created a members only side of the site, where members could log on and view membership lists. And of course, instead of resorting to our webmaster for updates, we can simply log in and update the site ourselves. Finally, we realized a long-established goal of having pdfs of back issues of our quarterly journal, the Revealer, available for download to the public.

The results have been noteworthy. Now, instead of declining, our membership is increasing. With the old site, I used to get an email inquiry once a year, maybe. Now I get an average of one a week from people interested in Irish Philately. What more can an organization ask from a website?

I can recommend Robert's services highly, not only as a website programmer, but also as a web strategist. He helped put the Eire Philatelic Association back on the map.

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Other Client Testimonials

I strongly feel that my web presence and Robert's accompanying counsel on content strategies played a significant role in an what many in the community are describing as an extremely successful term as mayor.

Ellen Dickson , (Former Mayor of Summit, NJ)

Our small local history society desperately needed an attractive, easy-to-navigate, and easy-to-update website — and now we have it. Robert was always able to find a way to accommodate our afterthoughts--and sometimes unusual requests — for features and I wouldn’t change a thing about the site now.

We get much positive feedback about the site and we are regularly contacted through it, with inquiries and new membership or renewals.

Lynne Ranieri , The Millburn-Short Hills Historical Society

The new site [built by Robert] gave us a big push into the 21st century. Our officers and trustees are delighted with the results. Donors are regularly complimenting us on our site.

Mary Schaenen, Co-President , The Madison Education Foundation, Madison, NJ

Robert's expertise and personal touch have made creating and maintaining my personal website and that of The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey a positive and successful experience. The look and feel are professional and expressive.  Information is clearly found and presented. His response to every issue or problem that arises is always quick and complete. His personal touch and concern help make the website personal as well as professional.

Robert Butts, Conductor , The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey

Robert built a new dynamic site on Drupal, and trained us on how to use it. The results have been remarkable. Thanks to this new website, our donations have increased and participation of new members from the community has gone up.

Helen Ann Rosenfeld , The Chatham (Borough) NJ Historical Society

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How to Become an Educated Consumer of Website Design and Development Services

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My new book, "How to Become an Educated Consumer of Website Design and Development Services," is now out and available on Kindle.

It represents the collective experience of over seven years of building websites for primarily small not-for-profits.