Web Design

Website Design & Development

I’ve always thought of my design style as clean & user-friendly and i think my portfolio reflects that – both in terms of the front end and the back-end programming underpinning it all.

I believe in creating websites that are:

  • Visually stunning and give a great first impression.
  • Intuitive & consistent for visitors
  • Clean & uncluttered (less is more!)
  • Accessible & standards compliant
  • Search Engine Friendly
Services

Other services I provide

A list of all the services I provide. Please click for more detail:

  • Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Take control of your own content. I can provide easy to use database-driven Content Management Systems which will allow you or your staff to update the website yourselves. Support documentation and on-site training will be provided if requested.

    I promise you that once your website has gone live you will hit the ground running and enjoy full control over your website’s content – as many of my clients now happily do!

  • WordPress Development & Support
  • Powering millions of websites worldwide, WordPress has come a long way since it’s debut as blogging software. It is easy to use, cost-effective, search engine friendly & highly customisable.

    I have been developing with WordPress on a daily basis for several years now and I provide many clients with a specialised WordPress Support Service, including departments within the Universities of Glasgow & Edinburgh. The service involves frequent updates, upgrades to the core software & plugins, identification & resolution of issues, and 9-5 support for the day to day operation of your WordPress-powered website.

  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • 15 years experience of designing, building and maintaining websites on a daily basis has given me a solid grasp of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to increasing your websites visibility with search engines.

    Obtaining high rankings involves keyword research, good coding practice, relevant / good quality content, monitoring of progress and patience. I understand this and it’s something i put into practice with every step in the development of a website.

  • Mobile / Responsive Design
  • The shift from desktops to mobile use is happening at an alarming rate.

    A responsive design serves content to the user based on the size of the device they are viewing on, and is something I take into consideration at every stage of development these days!

  • Email Newsletters
  • I have extensive experience creating eye catching email newsletter campaigns. My most recent was for a major department within the University of Glasgow

  • Website Maintenance
  • I can provide a fast, dependable & stress-free update website maintenance service. Keeping the content of your website fresh will help your Search Engine ranking.

  • Accessibility / W3C Best Practice
  • Ensuring your website is standards compliant is important to ensure it loads faster, displays correctly on more devices, and is accessible to users with disabilities.

    I have extensive experience building Local Government websites which must adhere to very strict guidelines.

    Freelance

    Why Choose a freelance web designer?

    There are several key advantages. Firstly you’ll be dealing directly with the person responsible for designing and developing your website.

    You’ll get more care and attention to detail. The freelancer knows that each project will reflect on them personally and so will go the extra mile to get it right and make sure the client is happy. You are not just another corporate account.

    A freelance web designer will also of course have less overheads and so will often be a more economical solution.