Hi, I'm Roger
I am a freelance web designer and have been fiddling with websites since 1998. My first full eCommerce website went live in the summer of 2006, since then it has evolved, grown and changed formats several times. With over 40 years experience in the retail industry I understand the importance of a good 'shop front' and your website is just that.
Based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, I now build sites for other people based on the WordPress platform although I also have experience using Magento and Prestashop. My aim is to help small and medium size independent businesses get a good presence on the internet. With the explosion of social media in recent years, it is imperative that all businesses have an online presence. It is no longer an aspiration but a requirement to help your customers find you, and as around 60% of your customers will be viewing your site using a mobile device, your website also needs to be mobile friendly - actually it needs to be 'mobile first'. In April 2015 Google expanded their use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change affected mobile searches in all languages worldwide and has a significant impact in Google search results. Consequently, websites that are'mobile first' and optimized for these devices get higher quality search results.
The WordPress platform is a rich open source format that allows me to build creative and innovate websites and blogs. Its advanced functionality and rich content then enables you to take control of your website thereby saving you money.
Search engines like WordPress because its framework is easy to crawl and with regular automated updates its security features remain current. The addition of images, video and audio files is a great way to enhance your site, WordPress handles these multimedia files in your pages and posts with ease.
Its user-friendly, intuitive and easy to learn and as there’s a very good possibility that you’ll have to rely on multiple people to keep your site up and running, its easy to assign different roles for different individuals.
By building beautiful WordPress websites I can be sure that you will have the very latest and most flexible features and when the time comes to freshen up your site with a new design the process is straight forward.
What you get for your Money
The prices quoted are an accurate guide to what you will actually pay. I will listen to what you want, use my experience to advise you and always go the ‘extra mile’; making sure you are happy with your new website, that it works well for you and that you understand how it works.
The most expensive part of a website is the time it takes to build and whilst adding pages is fairly straight forward the initial design and building the different modules takes time. This will be a team effort; a collaboration between you and me. I will need you to provide content for the relevant pages which I will then build for you. I will show you how to build extra pages and you can then add as many as you want. If we are building an eCommerce website then I will build a template for you to add the products to. I will create the first five products and show you how to add others.
The aim is to get your website up and running as quickly and smoothly as possible and support you while you learn how it works.