I specialise in websites that integrate the PHP scripting language and MySQL databases. While this is the foundation of WordPress sites I also frequently create custom websites entirely from scratch.
The process of designing and creating a website is done in three stages: Design, Development and Testing. I often handle all 3 stages alone or can work with another designer if necessary or desired.
The design stage is probably the most important stage. During this stage I consult with the client to understand the required functionality, technologies, desired aesthetics and appeal of the proposed website. I will provide the client with graphic mock-ups in iteration until the client approves the design.
The development process involves building the website using both code and graphics. This usually also involves the creation of a database for dynamic content, all of the code and scripts that make the website functional and creating web graphics and animations to make it appealing. Generally I would allow my client to view this when it's near completion.
The testing stage starts towards the end of the development stage and I encourage my client to participate and provide feedback on design and functionality. One both parties are happy with design and functionality the site will be launched publicy.
WordPress is a free Content Management System based on PHP and MySQL, it is not only useful for blogs but can be the backbone of almost any website. WordPress sites are ideal for businesses that want to update and manage the content on their website.
I do not rely on third-party plug-ins for custom functionality and do not overload my sites with plug-ins that may cause load time or security issues.
Website Management / Repairs
I am available to manage, update and repair websites that have been developed by other developers who are unavailable to manage./
In my experience a lot of businesses have a developer build a site and then due to any number of reasons the developere is unable to maintain the site. Over the last decade I have inherited, maintained and supported websites for many clients.
Is your site broken or showing errors? I can resolve your errors quickly, I take broken websites very seriously and will repair any errors as priority.
Responsive design is website design for multiple platforms and devices including desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Having one scalable website that resizes it's layout and content to fit the screen size of the device is faster and easier to develop, update and troubleshoot than having a seperate website for mobile devices.
If you currently have a website that has not been developed with mobile devices in mind I can create a responsive site using CSS, jQuery and HTML5 that will look great and perform on all devices.
I have been creating online shopping carts since the late 1990's (that's a long time!).
If you have a WordPress site I recommend WooCommerce, an E-commerce solution for WordPress websites that has become the most popular one on the net.
I have also experience installing and modifying OpenCart shopping solutions and am available to create custom applications and themes for this platform.
Development and maintenance of online portfolios for photographers, architects and artists. Completely custom website builds or Wordpress portfolio with a customised theme. Responsive and mobile friendly designs.
Flash Websites & Animation
I have been creating websites, interactives and animation in Flash since 1999. I have created porfolios for artists, photographers and architects.
My Flash portfolio sites contain dynamic content and include a secure backend where my clients can add, organise and update projects and images easily and quickly without knowledge of coding or image editing.
Animated GIFs, banners, HTML5 and Flash animations for your website, youTube videos, corporate presentations and social media.