Website Development

Garnered during years of experience (since 1998), I bring a broad range of skills that are used in the production and maintenance of websites. These skills include; website graphic design, interface design, authoring (including standardised code), user experience design and search engine optimisation. Web design not only encompasses the design process of the “front end” or “client side” of the website, but also web development; updating, editing and maintaining the content of your website.

Content Management Systems

What is CMS? Content Management System (CMS) is a system which allows publishing, editing, modifying and maintaining content of a website from a central maintenance area.

I’ve had experience with many content management systems over the years, DotNetNuke, created in the Windows .NET environment, being my first. This was great because it is created in my “native” programming language you could say, it made this an easily extensible platform. Since then I’ve had experience with many content management systems and found WordPress to be the overall most flexible.

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WordPress is my preferred CMS due to its popularity and its web software you can use to create a beautiful website, sell goods and services or blog with. I’ve even created hybrids where I’ve used the Windows .NET platform for some custom needs and WordPress still as the main driving website.

Responsive / Mobile device friendly Web Templates

I’m quite certain that even just reading the heading of this section, you pretty much figured out what I’m about to say here 😉

Mobile devices have long been the primary browsing device so it’s imperative that your website is easy to use on these platforms. Many developers are now designing for mobile devices first and working their way up to the larger format.

Either way, this is something that’s here to stay so I design for all devices and constantly check what a website looks like across all platforms.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Sit down, strap in and get ready because sh#t’s about to get real. Let’s dive into the truth about the modern-ancient art of SEO.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website in a search engine’s organic search results – The higher the listing appears, the more visitors to the website.

Optimising websites involves making sure the HTML code and content are relevant to your specific keywords and assist search engines catalogue your site. With over 15 years’ experience in this field specifically, I’m here to do all the backend work and help get your website closer to where you want to be.

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Now let’s cut to the reality and hard truth about SEO.

While all the “technical jargon” above is correct, SEO starts with a working and engaging website. So before you start rewriting your content to cram your favorite keywords in your text hundreds of times a sentence or think about registering 20 different versions of your domain name, have a think about what a visitor needs to see and how they’re going to find reading your content and using your website.

You’re far better off having a visitor like your site and find it useful than having lots of visitors not and leave!