Website Design & Development

Consulting Services

Design

Starting from scratch or wanting to adapt an existing design, template, or theme? Let's collaborate to build a visitor-friendly (and mobile-friendly) design or enhance your existing design. Read more about my Design services …

Develop

Functionality (including contact forms, PayPal interfaces, product databases, etc.) can improve your visitor's experience and make maintaining your website easier. I can give your website the capabilities you want or help you adapt existing capabilities (e.g., WordPress "plugins") as needed. Learn about my Development services …

Maintain

Content (your text and your pictures) is aimed at your target audience. As your business or organization changes, your website content needs to be updated. I can help you publish or post your content to new or existing pages. For details, refer to my Maintenance service

Train/Coach

Websites can be complicated. I'll help you translate the techno-speak about servers, domains, and specific tools (like Expression Web or WordPress). If you want to manage your website by yourself, great! If you need a little help in learning how, consider my Training/Coaching service …

How Can I Help You?

I'm an independent Web consultant — responsive, helpful, and willing to collaborate on your website. If you need a website designer, web developer, or coach, contact me to discuss your situation — what you want done, timeframes, costs, and how to proceed.

Featured Client

A Dazzling Day Weddings … by Darcie

http://adazzlingday.com/

Wanting to focus on her business and not the technical aspects of updating and maintaining her WordPress website, Darcie came to me when her previous webmaster got too busy to give her the attention she needed in posting several new photo galleries.

WordPress plugins and themes need to be updated frequently to keep pace with changes to the WordPress core software. It had been a while since this website was updated. It turned out the theme was no longer supported by the theme developer. Further, the key functionality — photo galleries — was a part of the outdated theme.

Additionally, this website had been hacked in the past and the WordPress database retained some of that undesirable code. (Because there are so many WordPress websites and the code is open source, hackers are attracted to WordPress websites. This means we have to be vigilant to plug security holes.)

We agreed that a fresh start was in order. Starting with a responsive (mobile-friendly) theme as a base, I customized the design of the website. Then I chose a few easy-to-use plugins that would fulfill the requirements of the website without taking up too many resources. Finally, I migrated her existing content and added the new photo galleries.

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