Current availability: within one month
Location: Fortrose, Ross-shire, Scotland, GB
Trading as: Web Business Services
Can I Help?
I design and build responsive websites with a mobile first approach, that adapt to the screen size of a wide range of devices. Sometimes I re-design existing sites, or rescue business owners who have specific website problems or are plain lost.
I’m often integrating code into popular content management systems including ExpressionEngine, Statamic, Jekyll and WordPress, which make it easier for a non-technical end user to add content. Despite this appearing to be a great advantage, this approach isn’t appropriate for all circumstances and sometimes less complex website solutions fit better.
Some of my recent projects have involved implemention of responsive re-designs for SellerDeck ecommerce websites, software I’ve used since it was Actinic Catalog in the early 2000s. If you’re looking for a custom responsive design for a SellerDeck 2016 website, I can probably help you.
I work remotely as standard, with communication via Skype and Remote Desktop (or equivalent software), telephone, email or online chat. Face-to-face meetings can be arranged where travel costs are covered. I offer all clients free access to a separate project in my Basecamp account, and recommend all work is channelled through there. I use GitHub for code sharing and version control.
I only make work agreements with the end client. If, for example, you’re a web designer looking for a bit of extra technical help here and there and want to keep your client contact private, I’m not going to be able to help - sorry! I’ve tried working through intermediaries before and it’s too problematic for all sides.
See a list of recent clients.
Shorter Projects or Introductory Sessions
For new projects I can offer a discovery session to find out about your needs and investigate any current web-based setup that you may have. After this I’d be able to advise on what I could do for you going forward.
After discussion of the project, I can offer a fixed quote in advance for a well-defined scope of work.
Longer or Ongoing Projects
For longer-term projects, a weekly rate for a ‘sprint’ of work towards an end goal is generally preferable. This would be iterative in nature, broadly following Agile software development principles.
I’d consider a monthly retainer basis for regular, well-defined work or consultation.
Depending on timescale and budget, these projects would normally be under a mutually-agreed contract, based on either your or my template.