User Experience (UX) design
The importance of positive User Experience can be the difference between enjoyment of using a web site and negative feelings towards. If users feel a web site is not easy to use, or face too many barriers, an otherwise excellent product could fail.
I’ve experience of researching which elements of a web site are valuable to users, and also able to pinpoint successful areas of a web site by user testing and web analytics reporting.
I’ve done various prototyping contracts using Axure for user-testing and further developing these initial ideas into fully functional web sites and applications.
HTML5 & CSS3 development
Over 10 years experience in the semantic markup of web pages and applications. Carefully crafting HTML and CSS documents by hand-coding means bug-free, fast loading, accessible and search engine friendly code.
HTML templates are also the starting point for any site that is to be integrated into a content management system like WordPress or Magento which I can do all together as a single project.
WordPress theme customisation & development
WordPress is an open source content management system that has been around since 1993. Resulting in a strong user community and active developers who write additional software add-on’s to supercharge the platform. The platform has beenwidely used by leading news agencies and corporations. It’s main selling point is the user friendly interface for publishing text and media.
I’ll integrate the design as HTML templates into a fresh install of WordPress, and include any custom features required. Testing includes browser testing across all current desktop browsers, as well handheld devices such as smart phones and tablets.
Magento theme customisation & development
Magento is an open-source ecommerce web application that is like a content management system on steroids. Pretty much eveything on a clients wishlist for a ecommerce store comes as standard with free verison of Magento.
The development work that I carry out is integrating and customising the look and feel of the site, as well as including any custom features that need developing from scratch, or using an existing extension.
I can advise on payment providers, how to organise and sell your products, and offer support well after the initial launch.