Web Design & Development
I offer both design and coding/scripting services, for the production of a complete site or complementing the development of an existing one.
You don't have to know how the web works, that's my job. All you have to know is how you want to portray yourself or your company, and I will help you to realise your vision.
A successful web site requires careful planning and execution in order to successfully convey your message to the widest audience.
- It must be attractive, but not so that the design overwhelms the message.
- It must load into the browser quickly, usability tests show that visitors have remarkably little patience for slow-loading sites.
- It must work well for the majority of visitors, and degrade gracefully for those using non-standard browsers. It's no good your site looking wonderful in one browser, if everyone else sees a mess. Your web site reflects upon you (and me!)
I develop standards-compliant web sites that are fast to download, attractive to look at, and intuitive to use.
I design the ‘front end’ (the pages you see in the browser) from specifications or ideas laid down by you, or from scratch. In doing so, we take into account your goals and objectives, your intended market, and the competition. I then build the ‘back end’ (the code that makes it all work) to take into account those design principles.
The ‘back end’ may include functionality such as a shop or a content management system (CMS) to allow the client to update the site themselves.
Web Development (Scripting)
As a designer, you know how to turn your creative vision into a web site. But now the client wants to update the site themselves. Or wants a password-protected area. Or requires other functionality beyond standard HTML.
I offer support for server-side scripting and database integration to designers who know how to make a site look like it should, but not how to make it work like it should. Some work examples include:
- Protect premium content, with a registration system to allow access to the content, and an administration module to manage users.
- Online quiz.
- Greeting card creation and mailing.
- Access online training, subscribe and unsubscribe to electronic mailings, and an administration module to manage training sessions, track users, and conduct selected mailings.
- Photograph gallery.
- Online shop.