... has been designing and building websites for clients, large and small, for around 15 years. I have a great deal of experience in all aspects of the build, maintenance and promotion of web sites - from the grandest to the most humble.
In Scotland, as 'lanetech' I hosted over 100 websites, and now in Nova Scotia as 'webaria' I am continuing to develop high profile websites in Canada and abroad.
I can handle the entire process for you from domain registration, website design, web page development and web site hosting through to ongoing maintenance, search engine promotion and technical support.
Or if your existing site needs a facelift, additional features such as a shopping cart, ecommerce, blogs, newsletters, membership database or content management system - I can do that too.
Most of all, I don't mind answering questions, explaining anything that you don't understand and listening to what you want.
I aim to deliver as professional a product as a large agency but with a personal, cost-effective and collaborative approach.
My portfolio includes one of the world's top 100 hotels, one of the world's top 50 restaurants and one of the world's best islands! Plus a whole range of interesting organisations, talented artists, craftspeople and successful businesses. What can I do for you...?
Contact me for a no-obligation consultation - I really don't mind!
Here is a sample list of sites that I have worked on. Some were developed in collaboration with design agencies:
Many people, clients and developers, now turn to Wordpress as a de facto solution to the content management system puzzle. It seems to me that wp is still caught between stools though. It started life as a blogging tool, and although a blog can be an ideal structure for a website for some, it's a square peg in a round hole for most. Wordpress realised this a long time ago right enough and over several releases has released features, recently custom types and taxonomies, that attempt to shave the peg's corners. Plug-in developers also realised the gap between need and provision - possibly wp's biggest strength is that it was developed in php/mysql making custom tie-in reasonably painless - and there is now a staggering array of CMS type features that can be added to Wordpress. It still feels like it needs a tap with a wooden mallet though!
Don't get me wrong... I really like Wordpress - it's my favourite tool of the bunch, and it's a complex, powerful application which is probably the way to go for most website developments now. The question is whether wp developers should continue adding features to the core, running the risk of making it bloated and too hard to use for bloggers, or rely on developers to find ways of tying-in custom development. I guess I don't have a lot of faith in the one-size-fits-all argument, in my experience clients almost always expect a one-size solution to do something unique!