Web development

I build fast, secure and responsive websites which incorporate the latest web standards and protocols. My integrated skillset guarantees that SEO and data-integration are factored at each stage of construction and not relegated to post-production.

Combined, these features result in a website that is built for longevity and maximum engagement that can adapt to your changing organisational goals and priorities.


My development services comprise new site builds and the technical optimisation of existing sites.

New site builds

Tier One

  • Designed for larger organisations that require unique features and bespoke funtionality
  • Hand-coded from the ground up to realise specific functional needs
  • May use a custom management framework instead of generic CMS
  • Not reliant or third-party themes, plugins and modules

Tier Two

  • Geared towards small to medium organisations
  • Built with an established CMS to enable clients to manage content and make superficial changes
  • Theme and visual identity typically already chosen/planned
  • Typical site functions: e-commerce or lead-generation

Factors to consider

Once I understand your organisation’s digital priorities, budget and timeframe we can establish which tier is most suitable.

The following factors impact the scope of development projects and should help clarify your requirements, to be discussed in greater depth during the consultation phase.

Content management system

CMSs allow non-technical users to contribute, edit and organise site content and display it in numerous configurations. If you plan to keep a blog, manage your site’s upkeep yourself or if have many contributing users, a CMS is advisable. I am a WordPress and Drupal specialist and have experience working within many other CMSs.

Graphic design

CMSs allow non-technical users to contribute, edit and organise site content and display it in numerous configurations. If you plan to keep a blog, manage your site’s upkeep yourself or if have many contributing users, a CMS is advisable. I am a WordPress and Drupal specialist and have experience working within many other CMSs.

Marketing and social integration

Do you engage in digital marketing? Will you be conducting paid search and/or paid social advertising? How complex is your attribution model and to what extent will it be integrated with your site and its analytics framework?

Information architecture

How much content will your site host? How will it be organised? Which content will be included in the site's navigation

Server-side requirements

We can discuss the most suitable server configuration and delivery network, dependent on your sites’ size, scope and monthly traffic.

Audience and user groups

Do you serve a specific demographic or age group or do you have a broad array of users?

Technical enhancement and troubleshooting

In addition to building new sites, I offer technical optimisation services for pre-existing domains. Several services here overlap and integrate with my SEO and data options and can be combined with them to form a stack.

Common services include, but are not limited to:

Extra design alterations

  • Integrating a static site with a new CMS
  • Installing a new theme and bringing old content in line with new visual framework
  • App creation to complement an existing site
  • Optimising and restructuring information architecture
  • Building and integrating new site features
  • Improvements to mobile functionality and user experience

Performance enhancements

  • Establishing or improving existing client-side caching
  • File conversion, scaling, and compression
  • Code amalgamation, streamlining and optimisation
  • Implementing AMP HTML and other new technologies for faster content delivery

Site migrations

  • Migrating to a new server
  • Migrating a site from one CMS to another
  • Setting up content delivery networks
  • Managed domain migration incorporating SEO

Security

  • Migrating to the HTTPS protocol and setting up SSL encryption
  • Establishing or improving site backup facilities