A happy announcement

I’m pleased to announce that Preston Winfrey, a Missouri father of three and founder of a remote software and web development company called Ready Launch (website | Facebook) has volunteered to redesign the Charley Project’s website and drag it into the 21st century. At present, technology-wise, it’s stuck firmly in the mid-1990s.

This has actually been on the books for awhile but I didn’t want to say anything because I wasn’t sure it would go anywhere. I can’t pay Preston for this, so this is a strictly volunteer project, and in the past I’ve had people promise to redesign my site and then lose interest and disappear. But now I’m confident that Preston will follow through.

Preston is, of course, a true crime enthusiast and said he wants to “help in any way I can bring visibility to missing persons and want to fight for justice for those who can’t fight for themselves.” One of my own personal mottoes (a quote often misattributed to Theodore Roosevelt) is: “Do what you can with what you have, where you are.” With his mad skillz at programming, Preston is doing what he can with what he has where he’s at, and that’s all you can expect from any of us.

He has already shown me a prototype of what the site might look like — with help from web designer Rick Brewer of S03 Creative.

He wants to make my website mobile-friendly, and searchable in all kinds of ways, and both more user-friendly and operator-friendly. I look forward to working with him.

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7 thoughts on “A happy announcement

  1. Deb September 8, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Yay! So excited for a searchable Charley! Congrats Meaghan and thank you Preston!!

  2. Margie September 8, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    Fantastic! Thank you Mr. Winfrey!

  3. Laura Nichols September 9, 2017 / 9:10 am

    That’s awesome! Just out of curiosity, is there some way we can maybe donate something to him for doing this?

    • Meaghan September 9, 2017 / 9:18 am

      You’d have to ask him, maybe on his company’s Facebook page.

      • Laura Nichols September 9, 2017 / 9:18 am

        Ok, thanks!

  4. Christy September 10, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    Great news! Very generous of him!

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