WordPress development for the greater Sacramento area.

How can we help? Call (408) 601-0324 or send us a note:

  • Dimitrios Douros
  • Beth Haynes, MD
  • Bill Friegang


Firethorne’s design philosophy is mobile-first and responsive. That is, we start with mobile. This is important, not only because at least a third of your audience uses mobile as their primary Internet interface, but because the limited screen size and bandwidth enforces focus. There’s no room for extraneous content that dilutes your message.

And secondly, we design responsively, assuring that a single base code will display and perform optimally on mobile, laptop, desktop and wide screens. This is the world we live in.

Our range of service is wide. We interface and integrate. We create responsive email templates. We provide support, maintenance and security services.  Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Websites

    Our best tools when developing custom web sites are our ears. Only after listening carefully to your objectives and pain points do we consider a solution to your specific requirements.

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  • Themes

    Firethorne creates custom WordPress themes from scratch — modern, fully-responsive themes with features such as long scrolling pages. This capability is essential, allowing us to do anything, with no restrictions.

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  • Applications

    It’s well known that WordPress is the most popular content management system, with over 55% market share. It’s less well known that it’s also an application framework which can be used to create applications bearing little resemblance to even websites.

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  • Plugins

    Plugins are preferred for functionality, since they are portable and not restricted to theme. They can also be used in wider distribution.

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Recent Work

  • Benjamin Rush Institute website
  • South Bay Guitar Society website
  • Quickscribe Systems website
  • Doc Squads website
  • Unblind My Mind website
  • Dr. Joseph Warren Institute website


Firethorne competes on the basis of creativity, innovation and service — not hourly rate, although we take pride in providing excellent value. While project costs can be adjusted with scope changes, our rate is non-negotiable.

  • $60/hr for maintenance, updates, trouble-shooting or new development
  • basic sites run $1,400 – $2,800
  • estimated 40% at project start, remainder at project acceptance and intellectual property transfer
  • pre-paid monthly retainers available

About Firethorne

Don Huntley photo

Firethorne is a sole proprietorship founded in 2009 by Don Huntley. Involved in the Internet since joining an online payment processor startup in 1994, Don previously held senior marketing and technology roles at IBM and Disney.

Don has been developing content management systems for 15 years. Initially architecting an enterprise-level global CMS for Sun Microsystems which centralized content for the US and 40 other country sites, he appreciates the incredible value WordPress offers as a free open-source project, enabling small and medium-sized companies to leverage the benefits of content management once restricted to large enterprises.


Skippy manages site security and reception.


Firethorne is located in Gold Country, on the Western Slope of the Sierra foothills.

Firethorne Design
P.O. Box 4932
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

We’d love to hear from you! Reach us at (408) 601-0324 or send a note: