Hi, I am Matt Anderson, an internet developer based in the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. The name Tonka Park was inspired by the state park here at the Lake of the Ozarks. I have built TonkaPark.com to be my business home for web development, e-commerce projects and Big Cartel Themes.
I am focused on helping independent artists and small businesses setup their Big Cartel, Storenvy, Shopify, OpenCart or other online shopping carts as well as WordPress blogs. I am currently selling 12+ Big Cartel Themes, helping integrate the look of shops with existing wordpress blogs and am creating custom templates for those who want something slightly different.
I am interested in development projects using Ruby and you can find out more about how I have used Ruby to build tools that help Big Cartel shop owners improve their experiences running an online store. My Big Cartel Theme Previewer was built using Ruby and Sinatrarb on Heroku. Also I built a small community site for t-shirt designers that was a fun side project using Heroku and Ruby on Rails. My latest project is Parkestry, a companion tool to help optimize and design your Big Cartel shop.
I blog regularly on e-commerce topics, typically with a focus for small business owners. I run my own Big Cartel shop, integrated with Pulleyapp to sell my themes and have setup or worked with over 100 big cartel shops. So my blog will focus mainly on those topics. Read the Tonka Park Blog.
I am available for hire for any web design or application development project you might have.