Hello, my name is Mike Stratton

I develop high-end websites and web applications

PHP, JavaScript, Google Maps API, jQuery, CSS,
MySql, PostgreSQL, Linux, Apache,
Geographical Information Systems
Drupal, Wordpress

Computer Science & Mathematics

Freelance Web Developer

I write code.

When not writing code,
I dream of writing code.

Find Me On GitHub


The PHP Framework for Web Artisans





 Michael A. Stratton, Sole-Proprietor


I am freelance web developer based in Akron/Cleveland, Ohio.
I develop websites for charities, non-profits and small to mid sized businesses across the globe.


My Latest Code

jQuery Quiz with Bootstrap

My Latest Project

MVC with Laravel

Please don’t tell my wife this, but, I am leaving her for Laravel. Don’t get me wrong, my wife is a God-send. The only problem is that she does not do beautiful code quite like Laravel does. No, I am not crazy, Laravel really is that powerful. PHP developers across the globe share my same passion for the eloquent, simplistic yet powerul properties of Laravel.

Considering my newly found passionate love for a PHP framework, I felt it was best to introduce everyone to her, in the programmatic spirit of a Github based tutorial.

Laravel is a PHP Framework For Web Artisans. Laravel is not WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, it is much, much more powerful in its ability to simplistically meet software use cases not covered by the aforementioned Content Management Systems.



Freelance WordPress Developer, Computer Science, Software

I love code as code is poetry. I am a Freelance WordPress Developer with a career focused on WordPress Design, WordPress Development, WordPress Customization, WordPress Installation, WordPress Training & Support, WordPress Consultations, WordPress Coding(MySql/PHP), and a few more things WordPress.


What is WordPress?

“WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.”
Source: wordpress.org

WordPress Statistics

  • WordPress software has over 409 million WordPress users viewing more than 18.0 billion WordPress pages each month.
  • As of December 21, 2014 WordPress Version 4.1 has been downloaded over 1,535,997 times. (Source: 
  • WordPress content is written over 120 languages world wide.
  • 71% of WordPress Sites are written in English.

Sources: WordPress.org & WordPress.com

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