Jamie Rothwell, owner, hotbox™
Marianne Fraser-Cook, MFC Photographic
Kevin Mills, owner Pet Taxi
Billie Crabtree - MediBabel
I have been building websites since 1998, resulting in a depth of knowledge and experience that is difficult to match.
I came into web development with a valuable background in marketing, gained during fifteen years working in high level marketing roles for some well known brands in the fashion industry.
I know how to market and sell a product, a concept or a brand. I understand how to use the web to deliver your message effectively.
My rare combination of extensive experience, both commercially and in web development, means that I have a unique skill-set, the ideal partner for your web project.
I can help to develop and implement your digital strategy, design and build a professional, custom designed website, keep it maintained, look after your web and email server management, all at a very competitive cost.
Web & mobile design & development
Your website is at the centre of your digital strategy, it must deliver the right message. Tablets and smartphones are used for web access more and more every day, so it is essential that your website is available for visitors no matter what type and size of device they are using.
I make sure that your website is well designed, easy to use, functional and looks good on laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets. I can set up integration with your social media activity, build an online store, or set up a content management system for you to update your own site.
I am highly experienced in hand-coding HTML, CSS, PHP and jQuery, the core of the web. My philosophy is to write clean, semantic, standards compliant code that results in websites that will work well in all popular browsers, on all modern devices.
I have been working with WordPress, the web’s most popular content management system, for ten years. I have used WordPress as the framework for blogs, shops, magazines and business websites.
I have been integrating audio and video into websites for as long as I have been building them. Speak to me about how to optimise media use on your website and social media publishing.
What are the objectives of your website? When and how will it be updated? How can you tie it in with your social media activity? How will you monitor performance?
The internet is an integral part of life, your online presence is much more than your website. There are many different channels for your message, many different devices for accessing information. Your website may be at the centre of your web activity, but other channels are equally as important, so properly planning your entire digital strategy is vital.
Running your website and making it work for you needs to be planned in detail. I can help you to map out your strategy for managing your website and integrating all of your other online activity, such as social media publishing, email marketing or e-commerce.
Social media is essential for communication. Using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and all of their cousins is the most effective way to quickly share information with a large, targeted audience.
I can help you to choose the best social media channels for your message, integrate them with your website and help to plan your publishing strategy.
Monitoring the performance of your website and social media activity is essential. I can help with setting up and training in Analytics monitoring so that you can use your website as an effective marketing tool.
Do you need some help or advice with a web project? Or some advice on how to take your website forward? Perhaps you want some help with a WordPress website.
You may have a new idea, an existing website to update, or need some help getting to grips with web hosting. You don’t necessarily need to hire a web designer or developer, but you could use some friendly, expert advice.
I have been planning, building and running websites for fifteen years, and have gained a huge amount of knowledge in many different areas. I can give advice on designing and building many different types of websites and apps, optimising and running existing websites, hosting and email management, affiliate marketing and much more.
I am available for face to face, phone or web meetings to discuss your project or problem, and share my experience with you. You can book me for an hour, a day, or arrange a series of chats, whatever you need.
- Developing a new website
- Improving an existing website
- WordPress support and training
- Website management and strategy
- Promoting traffic
- Increasing engagement
- Maximising sales
Expert support and advice
To remain functional and effective your website needs to be managed and maintained.
At the most basic level your website content needs to be backed up regularly and your web hosting will need to be monitored and kept up to date. Your website will probably be built using WordPress or another framework, so this will need to maintained and kept updated as well.
I can provide all of the support that your website needs, including hosting, domain name management, backups and maintenance. For most clients I create a custom maintenance schedule that covers their specific needs.
- Web server backup – weekly or monthly
- Web server management
- WordPress updates
- Database backups
I offer a full range of hosting options, from a simple shared server to a dedicated secure e-commerce solution. Whatever your requirements, I can help and advise with your planning.