Why and How
With over 6 years experience as a web designer
/ developer within web agencies and many years of additional specialist
web programming training and design, I have accumulated excellent
skills. I have industry applied knowledge of Content Management
Systems, Advertising and Search Optimisation. I have the experience
to ensure your site can use the latest web standards to give it
optimum speed of download, ease of updating and future proof. To
archive your goals I use software such as Adobe and Macromedia Suites
VB Scripting, Windows and Linux hosting solutions and MS SQL plus
How I Work.....
I work closely with the client to help them see the potential offered
by a clear, well designed web site. I analyses their company to
take into account their ethos, values, competition and customers
and from this a web solution is developed.
Questions and Answers
do you design?
I design graphical user interfaces (GUI's) for web sites and web-based
applications. The GUI is what people see and use when they visit
your site. It includes the navigation, layout of information, and
overall look-and-feel of your site (i.e. balance of text and images,
menus, buttons, forms, etc.).
Do you do back-end engineering as well or just design?
Yes with a design and programming background I do both. This includes
(VB Scripting, ASP) and database work (MS SQL and MySQL).
I've been hearing a lot about "CSS
and Standards" - do
you do "that?"
Absolutely. I can design or redesign your web site to be standards
compliant. This has the benefit of ease of design change and content
update in the future, Improved download times and search engine
indexing to name just a few.
Do you provide copywriting services?
I do provide some copywriting guidance and are happy to fill in
the gaps, but I highly recommend working with a dedicated, professional
copywriter. Writing is not the place to skimp on your budget.
What awards have you won?
I do not enter award competitions. I believe
that the self-congratulating awards "scene" encourages
agencies to misplace their priorities on the opinions
of their peers, rather than
the needs of clients and their customers.
The only "Wow!" I go for is when a customer says, "Wow!
This site really worked for me."