Hey, sometimes people say nice things about me.

Al Fielder

I am amazed at how professional the website is, the functionality and creativity put into it exceeded my expectations. I have no hesitation recommending Daniel to anyone needing a professional website designed and built.


Tim Monroe

We hired Daniel to rebuild our company website. Dan was great to work with and resolved our issues thoroughly. We needed a fast turnaround, and he was not only timely but informative and within budget.

Velocity Creative

Kathleen Ferrero

Our new website is clean, fresh, bright and does exactly what we need it to do. The ability to change and update on our own is invaluable!

Jeremiah Development

I craft web solutions.



Thanks for stopping by.

I’m Daniel (AKA Hoppities), a web developer based in Rockford, Illinois, who works primarily with small businesses to improve their sites or to create their first one.

If you have questions or want to chat, please get in touch.

My technical tools.


Laravel is a flexible, quick, object-oriented framework that makes development a blast.


It's a powerful Javascript framework...more power!!!


Wordpress is great for businesses that want an easy-to-use platform. It’s my go-to for small businesses.

Other Stuff

Sequel Pro, Codekit, and Sublime Text all make my life easier, and I don’t know what I would do without these tools.

I wish my website were _____________.

No need to wish. Let's make it happen.

Mobile first makes me happy.

Is your website making your mobile users happy? It can.

My recent projects.

01 ⋅ Grace Reformed Baptist Church

GRBC Rockford needed an update. Their old site was slow and not mobile friendly. I decreased load time and created a responsive design that works on all devices. A new sermons widget was also created by integrating with the Sermon Audio API. It's a cleaner, simpler design that offers easy access to the information visitors need. chevron_right chevron_right chevron_right

02 ⋅ Angular Calculator

I recently gave a talk at Rockford Web Devs titled "Up and Running with AngularJS." For that, I decided to build a Calculator with AngularJS, and I also used Google's Material UI, which I think looks great. chevron_right chevron_right chevron_right

03 ⋅ Tri-3 Timing

Tri-3 Timing wanted to move away from copying and pasting lines of HTML to a simple content management system. They also wanted the ability to upload and process race results as well as filtering and searching of results. I was able to build a clean, simple system that managed all races and moved Tri-3 Timing away from having to understand how to code. chevron_right chevron_right chevron_right

04 ⋅ Helpr

Helpr is an issue-tracking system, built at my day job. It's an AngularJS and LaravelPHP web app that offers role management for users, issue status tracking, a comment system, and a custom activity feed and dashboard for users.