What we offer:

Software Consultancy

We help you build better web apps, websites, and other software. We focus on usability, speed, and ease of maintenance.

We look at:

  1. the full stack of hardware and software,
  2. your people and business processes,
  3. your back-office integration.

We can train your people to improve your products and user acceptance.

We are located in Howell, NJ, USA.

Meet our senior software architect André E. Veltstra.

Andé has become a usability expert due to 20+ years of user-centric software development. His motto:

Whether software is good, depends on how well people can use it.

Software Products and Articles

We showcase the websites, web apps, web games, libraries, and services we built, and what we learned while developing software.

We have a knowledge base and a portfolio.

We discuss all kinds of technical programming language topics, including but not limited to java, javascript, html, css, php, xml, xslt, ruby, sql, vb, vba, vbscript, and vb.net.

We also discuss other topics like content strategy, testing and quality assurance, algorithm design and optimisation, speed optimization, 3rd-party integration, coding guidelines, etc.

We won't claim that having been a software consultant for over 2 decades makes us an expert. We do claim that we have suffered through setbacks, and found solutions. We share these for your benefit.

Failure Notes - UI and UX Horror

Hall of Shame for misbehaving web sites, applications, products, services, and their management.

We showcase mistakes in web design, ui (user interfaces), ux (user experience), and usability.

We hope that our fellow webdesigers and ui/ux designers will benefit from understanding other people's mistakes.

If you don't put the customer first, you're doing it wrong.

Music Training and Compositions

A. E. Veltstra teaches music individually or en-group, writes music, and temporarily replaces brass musicians and conductors.

He started learning music in 1979,

he has composed music since 1988,

and has directed bands since 1993.

He shares samples of his music, music theory, reviews, and thoughts, for free.