Website Design & Development

I use the the best technologies available to plan, design, and build websites that are custom tailored to meet your needs.

Everything I do is based on Web Standards, which basically means using the latest web design techniques and technical practices to ensure usability, accessibility and findability. I believe in creating well-built systems that are reliable, extensible, and provide the best long-term value. I take the time necessary to understand your needs and goals. This in turn will ensure a successful product that's useful as well as usable.

Development costs are reduced whenever possible through the use of Open Source solutions and software development frameworks. My favorites include Zend Framework, CakePHP, Symfony, and CodeIgniter.

Content Management Systems

One way to ensure your users return to your website regularly is having new and updated content. But who will update your site and how?

I provide various flexible options to allow you to update your site easily and whenever you require. Best of all, web programming knowledge is NOT required! I have a variety of CMS solutions in different shapes and sizes and will always provide you with the best one to suit your needs. My favourite open source solution is Drupal, but I can also work with Wordpress, Joomla, plus many others.


Whether you're already trading in the online marketplace and need a revamp or have a product you would like to sell online then I can help you make the jump to online store owner. I have experience using a wide range of shopping carts such as digiSHOP, OSCommerce, Ubercart, Magento and Zen Cart and can recommend the right one for you.


Having a website is one thing. Making sure it's easy to use and generating business is the althogether more challenging aspect. Many people think that having an online presence is sufficient to get them noticed and bring in new revenue. If your potential clients are getting turned away by the your website that's difficult to navigate and understand then that's where I can help.

Many years experience in the web design industry has taught me to appreciate good web design and usability.

If you think your site could be improved then I can carry out a usability audit and provide you with a few suggestions.


I can conduct a accessibility review on your existing website. This is to ensure your content is accessible to as many of your users as possible and if not, what you can do to improve this. When building websites I follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and encourage all businesses to adapt their existing site to ensure they're also line with these recommendations.

Information Architecture

This involves structuring your website in a coherent and logical manner to ensure your content is easily reachable. As simple and logical as this sounds not everyone has the same expectations when first visiting a site.

I use various testing methods to guage your users expectations and understanding of your sites's content and structure to ensure clarity and visibility.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

There is no hard and fast way to guarantee top search engine rankings, this is a fact. There are, however, many valid techniques and best practices to ensure your website is more visible and easily read by search engine robots. Good design equals good optimisation - making a well coded site with compelling content will ensure good rankings.

Hosting & Domains

Leave it me. I work with some of the best hosting companies in the industry. This allows me to get you the most reliable hosting services that match your needs and budget.


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