Zieak’s web design. Below I have some screen captures of websites I have done some portion of the design and creation for.

Petersburg Pilot

The Petersburg Pilot launched a new design in early March 2004. The redesign features a front page with headlines and news snippets, a photograph, weather, a search feature, and state newsheadlines. Story pages had links to related stories and websites (when I updated their site for them – now that they are doing it they have stopped archiving the pages). I update weekly with a selection of photos and stories from the previous week’s paper. I created all of the page templates and style sheets and optimized the site structure to be cataloged by the Google news aggregators (no longer done by their staff).

LeConte Outfitters

Dave and Wanda Helmick wanted a site to promote their LeConte Outfitters service providing hunting, fishing, sightseeing, and transportation services. The site was officially launched in October 2004. Using photographs the Helmick’s provided, I scanned images and created a fluid feel to their site. All graphic design, page layout and stylesheets were created by me.


The Petersburg Economic Development Council website largely had content ready for publishing. They used photos available for public use from the state and had a logo on their letterhead. I simply connected the pieces and then collected a number of links for businesses to use. This site was launched in the summer of 2004.


As a volunteer in the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department I took on the creation of a department website to provide information to members and the public. The site features a forum for discussion.

Petersburg, Alaska forum

With the demise of mitkof.net I decided to register
to provide Petersburg, Alaska with a constructive resource for community discussion, buying and selling, and providing information to residents and those interested in Petersburg. The site is driven with a database providing the forum, photo album, calendar, and other resources for members.

If you’re interested in my services for web design please email me at zieak at alaska dot com or call for more information.

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Ryan "Zieak" McFarland dabbles. Beards. Making things. Travel. Genealogy. Frugality and excessiveness. Fitness and fatness. He's a PE teacher in India, usually calls Alaska home and is a happy father to two boys and the husband to a suddenly crafty wife.

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