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ninth degree

Leading-edge web development that will take your company to the highest level.

Other web developers repackage third party plug-ins and off-the-shelf software. Ninth Degree offers custom technology that empowers our clients and transforms their business. Let us help you reach new markets and provide your existing customers with online services that will improve your bottom line.


We offer stunning site designs built on premier technology that has been road-tested for more than 16 years and tens of millions of page views.

Identity & Branding

Our site designs will establish and distinguish your brand within your target market.

Custom Web Applications

We can realize your business objectives in easy-to-use, database-driven web applications that will transform your customers' experience.

File Sharing & Cloud Development

We provide custom tools that will allow you to manage projects, exchange files securely, and track client interaction worldwide.

Mobile Development

We offer responsive and mobile-optimized interfaces that allow your customers to reach you from anywhere.

Content Management

The sites we build are maintainable through a drag-and-drop interface. Change your site layout, add new pages and downloads, and embed rich content.

Custom E-Commerce

Off-the-shelf shopping carts force you to do it their way. We provide a secure, customized shopping experience that is tailored to your product line.


We work with great brands. Here are some personalized experiences working with our lead developer, Michael Cranford.

  • Michael was originally engaged quite a few years back to develop an extranet for our launch team, to manage mission data and documents internal to Sea Launch. Years later, when it became necessary that we deploy a new web site, I contacted Michael to explain our business objectives for the site. A great deal of data and file content needed to be brought over and converted from our old platform and migrated into the new .NET framework. Michael executed the conversion and developed a custom content management system that was tailored to the needs specific to our business, including a turnkey interface for offering the site in Russian that allowed us to progressively add translated copy over time. Michael was available to us throughout the process, and we are thrilled with the final result and the enhancement it has made to our brand.

    - Peter Stier, Vice President of Marketing, Sea Launch -

  • As we have worked to launch two of my company's websites, Michael has guided me through every step of the way with his knowledge, creativeness, and unlimited patience. This was the first time I have been solely responsible for a website redesign, and Micheal has made sure that they will be absolutely perfect on launch date. My interaction with Michael has been primarily via email and over the phone and he has always made me confident in his expertise and comfortable expressing any concerns, which is extremely important when working on such a big project. He is very reliable and trustworthy. Michael has gone above and beyond what I feel most web developers would do to really teach me about the software and make sure I am comfortable, for which I will always be grateful. I am impressed with his work, diligence, and overall attitude. I look forward to continuing to work with him.

    - Gretchen Bahadur, Marketing Director, DUX Dental -

  • We worked with Michael on a detailed launch of a new company Website and CMS. We tasked Michael and his team with some very specific and challenging needs. Michael took the challenge head on and delivered exactly what we wanted on time and within budget. He is a pleasure to work with and communicates well. I highly recommend Michael.

    - Mike Smith, Vice President of Preconstruction, Johnstone Moyer -

  • A solid & reliable developer, Michael was hired in 2005 to produce a custom file sharing and project management platform for Westfield's Tenant Coordination Division. This platform has been used over the last nine years to provide robust file exchange, storage, approval, notation, and notification services for tenant projects at mall properties across the United States. Michael has provided enhanced features and ASP.NET version upgrades over the years, most recently adding archival capabilities and file storage in the Microsoft cloud, using the Azure platform. Working with Michael on enhancement projects, I am always impressed with how thorough he is with the complex coding involved and his ability to add valuable suggestions for new features. Westfield has been very reliant on his consistent development expertise and I highly recommend him.

    - Stephanie Au, Senior Director, Westfield -

Why Ninth Degree?

Michael Cranford, the lead developer at Ninth Degree, has been a leader in application development for 30 years.


He is a pioneer in the video game industry, developing numerous video game conversions across a number of computer platforms in the early 80s. In the 90s, he became involved in vertical-market software development, integrating database-driven applications with the newly emerging internet. Over the last 15 years he has provided business-critical, internet-based web application development to such national and global brands as Sanyo, Experian, Westfield Shopping Centers, ESPN, and Sea Launch. Michael developed technologies and code libraries used in hundreds of B2B and B2C web-based applications, as well as being the lead developer for third-party web service and gateway integrations.

  • Discovery

    We tackle business problems with intelligence. We offer strategic insight to develop solutions that meet your needs.

  • Design

    Your online brand is a representation of your expertise and dependability. We can help improve your market penetration.

  • Implementation

    Our strength is in our ability to offer custom programming solutions to improve your bottom line.

  • Deployment

    We provide unit testing, load testing and user-experience testing to lead to a seamless deployment of your web site.

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.

- Douglas Adams -


We have built hundreds of corporate sites over the last 16 years for such clients as NASA, Ingram Micro, Sanyo, ESPN, Westfield, Melting Pot Restaurants, Behr Paint, Tilly's, Experian, Hobie, RSI Home Products, The University of Dayton, Hollywood Video, Iteris, Center for Literacy, Kobe Japanese Steakhouses, and Accor. Here's some of our recent work.

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DUX Dental

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Sea Launch


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Mondavi & Family

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Johnstone Moyer

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Rollem USA

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Premium Nut

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Caltrans Stormwater Portal

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Kinney Construction

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San Clemente, California

Contact / RFQ

Ninth Degree is not currently taking on new clients for web development, but feel free to get in touch.

Mailing: P.O. Box 426, San Clemente, California 92674
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