Steaming Mules

...because looking pretty is not enough.

services :

Design · Development · Imaging

Thomas Bachand offers web and IT services for corporate enterprises and small businesses seeking professional, effective, and responsive intranet or Internet presences. He has been creating front-end designs integrating server-side functionality since 1997 and serves on the adjunct faculty for Advance Web Design at Peralta Community Colleges.

web design

logos · graphics · navigation · mobile & desktop

Site design should not come between the client and the information they seek. Their visit should be informative, efficient, and visually appealing. The site must not only illustrate your professionalism, but load quickly and display properly given the complex variables presented by differing connection speeds, display mediums, browsers, and operating systems. Navigation must be intuitive and seamless. Whether your client is viewing your site from behind an office desk, in an airport, on large screen projection, or over a corporate intranet, the experience must be equally positive and compelling.

For these reasons, Thomas Bachand largely hand-codes his sites from the ground up. Design applications are used when they expedite the production process or as requested by the client. All sites are verified for browser compatibility and adherence to universal web standards, as well as streamlined for efficiency and trouble-free execution across the Internet or corporate intranet alike.


  • Professionally and credibly communicate your message
  • Found by search engines
  • Navigate intuitively
  • Download quickly
  • Responsive designs target all devices
  • Corporate intranet web site design and integration
  • Corporate training and in-house maintenance
  • Over 20 years experience in IT, corporate intranets, and communications industries

web development

advanced coding and page construction · interactivity · html5, CSS3 & jquery · CMS & blogs · search engine optimization (SEO) & marketing · integration of back-end technologies, including jsp, php, and databases

By understanding both front-end and back-end technologies, Thomas Bachand utilizes core design and development strategies that best facilitate an organization's interaction with clients. The goal is not only to anticipate and meet the needs of your audience, but also those of the team. Expertise in key office applications allows for Internet and intranet integration into office workflow, thereby increasing productivity, outreach, and client satisfaction.

  • Front-end technology: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript, XML, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and PDF
  • Google API, including Adsense, Analytics, Docs, Earth, and Maps.
  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Workflow integration so that your web site enhances office productivity
  • Integration with databases, PHP, Perl, Java, and JSP
  • Corporate intranets web development


animation · photograhy · retouching & optimization · image archives · quick time virtual reality environments

Thomas Bachand's 25 years of experience in photography, digital imaging, virtual tours, and multimedia allows him to fully utilize the web's visual impact when implementing your visual project. Onsite graphics production, workflow optimization, and color management services are also available.

Portfolio site: Thomas Bachand Photography »»

  • traditional and digital photography
  • graphic design
  • animation
  • quicktime vr virtual tours and panoramas
  • onsite training
  • graphics creation
  • color management

Serving Albany, Berkeley, Concord, Emeryville, Lafayette, Oakland, Piedmont, San Francisco, San Leandro, Walnut Creek, and communities throughout Northern California.