Vancouver WordPress Web Developer
I’ve been creating websites since February of 1997, with over 320 successful projects. Most of the sites have been custom designs.
When Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little released WordPress in May of 2003, I was developing sites in Adobe Flash/ColdFusion or Mambo (became Joomla!). I began adding WordPress blogs to my client websites, to fascilitate fresh dynamic content, but it was the June 2010 release of WordPress 3.0 that was the game changer.
WordPress quickly became the go to content management system for content creators and marketers, and today roughly 25% of the world’s websites run on it. From simple resume pages, to large secure e-commerce stores, or robust multi-site installations, WordPress is extremely stable and secure (when backups and software updates are made regularly), and it has a light learning curve, for in-house content edits and additions.
I come from an era, more than two decades ago, when designers / developers hand-coded websites from scratch. Today, the majority of so-called web designers, are either brokers or software installers. They typically outsource the entire project to the lowest offshore bidder, or assemble websites from a ‘stack’ of off-the-shelf components they install, like a theme, page builder solution and other plugins. Customization can be little more than selecting one of the the theme’s layouts, uploading the logo and selecting the site’s colours and fonts. There are many thousands of sites with the same theme, sprinkled across the internet, and it’s not uncommon to discover your competitor has the same design.
I can actually design and then build out your entire custom, or semi-custom, website. I like to begin any new website with a discovery process. It’s important for me to understand your business, desired outcomes and our target audience. I then move to the wireframing / prototyping stage of the design, mapping out your site’s flow and sales funnel strategy. Once we’ve established how we’re going to attract qualified buyers to your website, and our conversion strategy for turning visitors into customers, I can create mood boards and design layouts for your approval.
When we’re agreed on exactly what we’re building, I’ll begin the development phase. After all the menus and shell pages have been created, we’ll take a navigation walk-through, and then I can begin any copywriting, and populating the pages with content. Following the launch, it’s time to begin marketing your site, rolling out our SEO and content marketing strategy, to attract potential buyers to your site and engage them in your sales funnel.
There are thousands of ways to build out a WordPress site, and I don’t believe a generic training solution is right for most custom websites. Therefore, I’ll include a set of custom-screencast tutorial videos made from your website. I will personally walk you through each procedure step-by-step.
Maintenance, SEO, Content, Etc.
All WordPress websites need a webmaster, and I am available for hire to provide webmaster services on an ongoing basis, write web copy for you and assist you with your SEO and online marketing. (Copywriting and content writing are my forte.) Some developers build ’em and leave ’em… I will be there to work with you after the site is launched.