steve thompson

Professional Web Developer


my personal info

Seasoned Full Stack Web Developer with comprehensive technical skills and expertise in Web Design, HTML, CSS, PHP, WordPress, Magento, vBulletin, jQuery, Server Administration & Security, MySQL, SEO, PhoneGap, Usability and IT Applications. Proficient problem solver that has creative ideas, a strong passion for work, team development and leadership.

personal info
  • Name : Steve James Thompson
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Location: Columbia, Missouri, USA
my story

I love anything 'web' and have been doing it for almost 20 years! Ever since I made my first fan website, I have made hundreds more. I know everything from design, code, to server administration and continue to learn new technologies and stay up-to-date with coding trends.

I am a graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Computer Science. I currently work full-time as an Independent IT Consultant with my business Fishline Media. I am always looking for new opportunities and look forward to contribute my skills in any way I can.

Steve J. Thompson
my hobbies
work hard, play hard
  • coding

    I enjoy working on side projects and learning new web frameworks.

  • family

    Spending time with family and friends.

  • music

    Love playing guitar and piano during my free time. I used to play in a local band called LuciDream.

  • cinema

    Enjoy watching movies and baseball.

  • gaming

    My guilty pleasure is playing video games ;)


professional profile


  • Proficient problem solver that has creative ideas and won’t stop working until something is complete. A strong passion for work, team development and leadership.

  • Motivated, charismatic personality who works well with people and creates project deliverables in a timely manner.

  • Strong leadership, management and organizational skills, can project manage and strategically plan web operations.

  • Extensive knowledge on the 'entire' web development process (paper to production) with over 15+ years of hands-on experience.

  • Extensive knowledge in following PHP scripts: vBulletin, Xenforo, OSCommerce, Magento, WordPress.

  • Extensive knowledge in Server Administration: Windows 2003/2008, Linux RedHat/CentOS/Debian, Shell Scripts, Server/Network Security, Plesk and cPanel.

Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • University of Missouri
  • Columbia, Missouri

This degree is from the Truslake Business College, University of Missouri. I also have completed 30 hours in Computer Science courses fromt the College of Engineering.

high school diploma
  • Rock Bridge Senior High School
  • Columbia, Missouri

Rock Bridge is a student-centered comprehensive high school where students achieve at high levels. The unique culture at Rock Bridge features a commitment to shared decision-making, collaboration, and a focus on student learning.

Programmer/Analyst - Expert, Web Manager
  • University of Missouri Health System
  • Columbia, Missouri

Extensive web development and programming for MU Health Care and the School of Medicine. My duties included oversight of all web operations, including server management and implementing a consistent brand identity.

Programmer/Analyst - Expert
  • MU School of Medicine
  • Columbia, Missouri

Collaborated internally to ensure communication and consistency for the web school-wide. Introduced a new ‘identity’ with a uniform design and was able to get 18 out of 22 departments on board using strong interpersonal skills.


what am i good at

I have accumulated many skills over the years that I feel helps make me the 'complete package' when it comes to web development.

server security
server networking
virtual/cloud hosting
  • Google Analythics & SEO
  • WordPress Development
  • E-commerce Platforms
  • Forums & Bulletin Boards
  • Web Usability
  • User Experience
  • Content Management Systems
  • Code Validation
  • GitHub
  • Mobile Development
  • Web Accessibility
  • Database Optimization
  • Responsible
  • Leader
  • Reliable
  • Hard-working
  • Creative
  • Funny
  • Great Communicator
  • Flexible
  • Personal integrity
  • Positive work ethic
  • Team oriented
  • Kind


what my clients get

When I freelance and work on my business - I make sure that not only do my clients get what they 'want' but what they 'need'. I help them explore and discover the web and understand what I am doing and how. To learn more about my business and services I offer, please visit website below:

Fishline Media

work process
how i work in my projects


highlighted projects

Below are some examples of work I have done throughout the years. Most of these projects I helped with design, development, hosting and maintenance. Most recent and highlighted projects are listed first.

featured work
My personal favorites

Steve is not only an excellent web designer and computer expert, he provides an exceptional level of customer service. I can always count on Steve to treat my projects with a sense of urgency. He’s unique perspective on web design and high level of creativity have directly impacted my site traffic. He is a true pleasure to work with and has been a valuable asset to my organization’s growth.

Julie Deane, President
JDeane Restaurant Services, LLC

I can always count on Steve to get the job done and done right. He's a great web developer and he's had a wide range of experience. We've collaborated on countless projects, and his uncanny knack for understanding others' thought processes ensures he always delivers an outstanding product.

Matt Finazzo, Cyber Systems Engineer
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Having worked so closely with Steve for the last several months we really feel he is part of our team. He is an amazing site designer/ developer and have never failed to deliver. We arent the easiest team to work with...(Ok, now move it 1 cm. to the right kinda people) but Steve has never not brought his A game to the plate.

Gary Tripp, CEO
Inside Hospitality, LLC - GuestPulse

Steve did what I needed, when I needed it, and how I needed it! His professionalism and attitude made the project a breeze. The ehnacements he made to our website were critical to our business's marketing needs.

Matt Thompson, Owner
Shift Note

Day, Night, or even at 3am... Steve's amazing dedication and quality knows no time limits! His personable yet highly detailed work style is the key to his success! We are each other's "ying" and "yang" of servicing our clients with top-quality interactive creative and marketing services! His ability to understand and interpret the online needs with little direction and short turnaround has been a life saver. Consider your business lucky to have him on the team... I know I do!

Melissa Fulkerson, President
Inspire Marketing

We here at Upfront Music Group which is an independent artist development and record label have used and relied on personalized websites to handle all of our online web design and hosting needs, and have been very pleased with the service in which they have provided for us, most notable the timely updates and quick response to our concerns. we highly recommend personalized websites for your online web services.

Edward C Cohens, President
Upfront Music Group

Steve is a very capable and knowledgeable worker. He is always willing to go that extra mile or put in that extra hour of work to make the project look just right or add that final detail that was asked for at the last minute. Also, Steve always has a very upbeat attitude towards every task. A real joy to have around the office.

Michael Lipinski, Senior Software Engineer

Steve works hard into the night. He burns the midnight oil to get a lot of things done with his personal web endeavors. Hard worker with a lot of creative ideas.

Scott M. Thompson, Assistant Professor
Mississippi State University


get in touch with me

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