“Kathy Barnes at E. Crane Web Design Studio has been my web developer for more than 10 years now and I cannot say enough about the quality of our website which she not only services on a daily basis, but created for our company. The feedback from our clients has been overwhelmingly positive.

I have a small, but very busy real estate practice. It is important that new properties that we have begun representing get their exposure on our website in a timely fashion, moreover, as prices change or details need to be altered, Kathy is quick to respond and is always willing to accommodate the client’s needs. She has assisted us with the quality of our photos and has given us valuable feedback and suggested changes with the fast paced – ever changing real estate climate.

Kathy has done quite a bit of hand-holding with our company as we changed servers, design and overall approach on our website. She promised that it would be a seamless transition and , indeed it was – but would not have been without her constant attention to detail and great wealth of knowledge of the industry.

We could not do what we do without Kathy Barnes! She is a treasure and we were delighted to have found her. She is an integral part of our development team!”

Mary Skoby Cowan, Cowan and Zellers Real Estate Professionals


“I have been working with Kathy Barnes at E. Crane Web Design Studio for several years and found her to be extraordinary at her job. She completely overhauled the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians’ web site to make it more relevant and user friendly. She gets updates done almost immediately and always has great suggestions for improving the changes I send her.

She also made changes to the site to make my previous tenure as Secretary and Executive Director much easier for processing memberships, other association sales, and posting events. I completely trust her with our site and look forward to working with her for many years to come. “

Dr. Melissa A. Kling, DVM, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians


“Kathy Barnes at E. Crane Web Design Studio designed our website in 2007 and continues to update and improve it. We are continuously solicited to consider other vendors but we choose to retain Kathy because she is extremely responsive and gives us grounded, unbiased advice.

Many aspects of Kathy’s service defy the typical website development experience. Kathy possesses the unusual knack of being able to interpret our ideas and translate them into functional utilities. When we don’t have the time to create a draft she will do research and make smart suggestions. This is such a huge timesaver for us. She is also very responsive when updates need to be made.

The internet is constantly changing and new ways of working keep emerging. Kathy helps us to determine which things are important for us to pursue. We recently wanted to improve our mobile experience and introduce an appointment request form. Kathy delivered both these custom upgrades on time and under budget.”

Andrew Hatch, Proprietor, Lotions n Potions LLC


“We have been doing business with E. Crane Web Design Studio for approximately 15 years and been always impressed with their responsiveness, creativity and diligence. They come to us with suggestions for improvements and changes that don’t just respond to trends in web design but anticipate them. They are innovators who understand the technical side of web design but also bring expertise in composition and language so that the end result is user friendly and clearly articulates our purpose.”

Nancy Zimmermann, Lane Science Equipment


“Kathy Barnes at E. Crane Web Design Studio did an outstanding job creating the Conservation Lands website for the Hopkinton Conservation Commission and Open Space Committee. She listened carefully to our ideas, asked probing questions that helped clarify our goals, and designed an interactive site that far exceeded our expectations – all within a very tight deadline. The site is easy to navigate with descriptions and photographs of Hopkinton’s conservation lands, and links to trail maps that can easily be printed and taken into the field. The number of “hits” each month is proof that the website is successful.”

Lucia Kittredge, Hopkinton Open Space Committee


“Kathy Barnes is a wonderful designer. She has and great eye for color combinations and her layouts are clean; they achieve the balance of catching the eye but not distracting the reader. Kathy keeps the end-user in mind at all times. I also appreciate how helpful she is with making design decisions. Meetings with Kathy stay on track so that projects move forward rather than sideways! She offers wonderful customer support and site revisions are handled promptly.”

Whit Symmes, Adelja Learning/Word Voyage