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Captive Coder has extensive experience with:

  • WordPress and SquareSpace setup and custom coding
  • Custom open source programming: PHP, Perl
  • Linux (admin tasks, automated jobs)
  • Databases (MS, MySql, IBM, PostgreSQL)
  • Project Management


Some past projects:


“Chris Graber caught my eye while my husband and I were co-involved with the iseai.org website (I designed the logo for ISEAI). He created a great site for them, and I watched his commitment and follow through. He works so fast and thorough, seeming to drive everyone to focus and complete the project at hand. I liked his sense of style and layout he did from scratch. He has many skills and graphical/media solutions to accommodate single users to large multi level companies.

I needed to upgrade my existing older website to be able to be a device “smart site”,  to differentiate between a cell phone user to a desktop user. I enlisted Chris to help me based on what I saw him accomplish with iseai.org. I am so pleased with everything he did! He found a great template based company and after I choose a template, it seemed effortless and exciting, it is exactly what I was imagining it be. I highly recommend Chris as he makes this process easy and fun.” – Natalie Levin, artist, www.nataji.com


“When Chris Graber took an interest in developing the website for our non-profit medical organization, we were thrilled. With his background in IT and Web Dev we were fortunate to get someone who felt like a top player in the draft.  Our Board of Directors is scattered around the world. We used Basecamp to communicate, plan, and get things done. During this process Chris was the driving force in the development of our website. He helped us hammer out our goals and objectives, and anticipated our needs for hosting, security, choosing a template, developing content, use of imagery, installing and setting up our plug-ins, and documenting everything we’d need to know to work with WordPress, take advantage of SEO, monitor member registration and dues payments, stock our online library, and more. He has been a kind and cheerful mentor on a wide range of topics throughout our association. He set up social media connections and encouraged his own friends and colleagues to engage with our Facebook site, which drove up our likes and followers. We were blown away by his professionalism. Turns out we were wrong about Chris on one thing. He wasn’t a top player in the draft–he was the best possible player in the draft who became our MVP.” – Keith Berndtson, Treasurer https://iseai.org


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“Working with Chris was such a pleasure. The website he created for me is beautiful, artistic and flowing, but also practical and easy to navigate. If you’re looking for a brilliant, easy-to-work-with web designer, I highly recommend Chris.” – Sara Riley Mattson, http://sararileymattson.com


“Chris created a gorgeous website for me and was a pleasure to work with. Over and over, he came up with ideas that hadn’t occurred to me, and he turned the ideas I did have into reality quickly and smoothly. He also communicates well, explaining the technicalities I needed to know while sparing me those I didn’t. I couldn’t be happier.” – Julie Rehmeyer, http://julierehmeyer.com

(San Diego County projects)

“Chris was an impressive asset to our team in building large application projects for the County of San Diego. These involved full life-cycle development from initial requirements gathering to design, building, testing and implementation. In addition to his excellent programming and project management skills, he is passionate about programming and is dedicated to creating high-quality, user-friendly solutions on schedule. He works well independently and also in a collaborative manner with great interpersonal skills. We enjoyed working with Chris very much and look forward to future projects with him.” – Denise Urick, DSTech Solutions


(Integrating back-end technologies, Salesforce, etc)




(Prior WordPress site creation)


(WordPress site creation)


(Chris G Art Painted Pet Portraits Facebook)