Hello, you’ve found James Northard! I’m a business & technology developer based out of Indianapolis, IN.

I have designed, developed, managed and maintained IT strategic plans, asset and lifecycle management for hundreds of small and mid-sized businesses across a variety of B2B & B2C markets.

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My areas of expertise include: technology planning & execution, team leadership & development, and business marketing and project planning.

2010 - Present


Director of Web Services

Develop and execute leading‐edge e‐commerce and e‐business solutions, Internet technologies and telecommunications strategies to penetrate B2C markets across the Insurance Industry. Combine strong analytical and marketing expertise to provide outstanding performance in building new products, markets and profitable revenue streams.

2006 - 2010


Operations Manager

Lead development, implementation, and support of online insurance systems, performing development, design, and analysis of project modules for over 200 small and mid-sized businesses.

2011 - Present

Indiana Wesleyan University

Masters of Business Administration

Design solutions and strategies for complex business problems and opportunities; evaluate personal management capabilities and design a plan for economic growth; and integrate critical analysis with disciplines focused on management and economics.

2005 - 2008

Purdue University

Indianapolis, IN

The Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) educates undergraduate students to become the finest practitioners, managers, and leaders in the field of applied computer graphics technology and digital communication.

Jul 25th, 2014

Outlook Changing Visited Link Color in Email

Today I ran into an interesting problem and solution while creating an e-newsletter. Even though I had an inline color style set for a link, Outlook was changing the visited link color. After a bit of troubleshooting, I found that if you wrap your link with a <strong> tag, the link color would remain the… read more

May 28th, 2014

Authorize.net SIM Payment Form for WordPress

The Authorize.Net Server Integration Method (SIM) provides a secure payment form to make integration easy for WordPress merchants that do not have an SSL certificate. Important Information: You must have WordPress installed, and your website or hosting provider must have server scripting or CGI capabilities for PHP. You must have a merchant bank account that… read more

Dec 23rd, 2013

Convert database rows to columns using PHP

This code will convert (pivot) your MySQL database table from rows to columns. Here is an example of what this code will do: Original Table ID Name Color 1 James Blue 2 Amy Red   Converted Table ID 1 2 Name James Amy Color Blue Red  PHP |  copy code |? 0102<?php03mysql_connect("localhost", "database_user", "database_password") or04 die("Could not connect: " …. read more