Website Design in WordPress
I create online spaces that are simple and elegant with an emphasis on an inviting user experience. We’ll work together to create a place that offers a break from the usual internet chaos, and that communicates to your clients the feeling they will get by working with you.
I’ve been building sites in WordPress for fifteen years and I absolutely love the platform and stand behind it for a number of reasons. First, it is completely open source, which means its free for everyone, and the community is always working to make it better: a true online democracy. Next, it is really easy to learn and use, which means after we build it, you’ll feel a real sense of ownership and empowerment in regards to the content. I’ll thoroughly train you on updates, content creation and blogging if you’re interested. Third, it is by far the most popular platform on the web and is predicted to keep growing, which means more people know how it works and how to fix it and protect it. If a few years go by and you want to change the look and feel, it’s relatively easy to give it a facelift without starting from scratch. Last, it’s excellent for search engine optimization which we’ll go into later.
I know it is tempting as a practitioner on a budget to set out on your own, and set up a site yourself using free templates. Yes, this will be cheaper, but in my experience I have rarely seen someone’s “first go” at a WordPress site look very professional, and it truly is going to be the first impression that many people have of you. And as easy as WordPress is, there is a learning curve for any new skill or piece of software that can be quite time consuming to overcome. For less than the cost of a conference or workshop we can create a site you’ll be really proud of that I promise will save you a lot of time and headaches. This is where the fun part of colors, photos, fonts, logos and look and feel come into play, and where having a professional on your side is totally worth the investment.