four more than the competition

  • website design and development
  •    website maintenance
  •       websites that work for our clients and their customers

Website Design & Development

5 happiness webmaster ("5happy") is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 1996 we have built over 450 websites, handling everything from e-commerce to custom content management. We've been down the road many times... we know the way!

Website Maintenance

Need help keeping your website up to date? While we provide content management (CMS) with all of our sites we understand that people get busy. Let us know how we can help!

Websites That Work

When we say 'websites that work', we mean "websites that attract, maximize the marketing moment, re-enforce the brand, drive customers and revenue, and are easy to maintain for the site owners.

Why 5happy?

We understand that we’re not the ones who have to live with what gets built. As a small team, we deliver larger agency quality without the overhead and additional expense of supporting larger agency infrastructure. And, there is no separation between the development team and the project managers; we are one and the same!

"I’ve known Bruce for many years and confidently refer clients to him without hesitation. He’s professional, transparent and insanely talented. While he can and does do big projects with expertise, he also plays well at the low end of the range other developers don’t want to touch. He literally sits down with a client by his side and becomes a part of their thought process so he can manifest their website as desired. He’s kind, smart, funny, and, which I adore most, he speaks truth to real results."
-- Beatrice Stonebanks, Business Development Specialist

Geeks, But Intelligible

Being up on the latest and greatest technology is just something you do when you're a professional. What sets us apart is our ability to articulate complex technical choices so our clients can make informed decisions.

Best Practices

Your site needs to look and work the same across operating systems and browsers. It needs to be tailored for viewing on phones, tablets and larger screens, and built to allow easy maintenance. The code needs to be clean, and commented clearly. We have your back.

"Thanks so much for all the hard work you put into our new website. We really like what you have created. The site works great, and adding and editing info is so easy."
-- John Norheim, Norheim & Yost Commercial Real Estate


5happy does not advertise; we depend on word-of-mouth referrals for business. Because we deliver as promised... empowering our clients by building smart websites that work as planned... we are able to offer stellar references upon request.

Security & Peace of Mind

authorize.net resellerFrom password-protected logins and previews to encryption and best database practices, the security of your website and business information is paramount. In addition to SSL certificates, 5happy is an authorize.net reseller.

"Hi Bruce, Guess what? I actually was able to upload pictures to my web site all by myself with the help of the notes I took in my meeting with you. Thanks for making it so user friendly."
-- Nancy Callahan, Callahan Design Group

Not Seduced by Cool Stuff

While new technologies and methodologies allow site builders to do all kinds of cool stuff, the ability to do something doesn’t make it the right thing to do. The art and smart of translating objectives and requirements into effective websites is in making the right choices. Let us guide you.

Measure Twice, Cut Once

We take extra care to ensure that all requirements have been captured and their implications fully considered before we start designing or coding. We take pride in setting appropriate expectations and then exceeding them.

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