Taking a bold step where many fear to tread. Offering a consistent, high quality service for one affordable hourly rate. Use this if you:
· Need plugins installed and configured
· Need a theme installed and configured
· Would like modifications to your theme or plugins
· Want page speed improvements beyond the 3 Plugin Package
· Need your site moved or your domain linked to your site
N.B. Normally a web developer can expect to earn in the $30 to $40 per hour range. However, this is unaffordable to many people. At 15 simbi per hour (or $15 per hour outside of simbi), more people can afford a web developer. It is that simple. This should also help keep a decent web developer fully employed. So it is a win-win situation. (Please see this discussion for more details on why the 15 simbi/dollar per hour was chosen: http://wp.cbos.ca/why-15-per-hour/)
However, to make this work, it is very helpful if you know what you want. If all you want is "a website", not a problem. But the cash (or simbi) registers start tinkling as soon as you engage me. That is part of the secret to making it work on both ends. That means the discovery process "What do I want?" "How do we do this?" is paid. This will lead to better results as the web developer (such as myself) can afford to take the time to answer the questions.
Unfortunately, if you are looking for graphic design, you will have to look elsewhere. That is a specialized skill which is completely different from programming. It is unreasonable to expect one person to do it all, and the results will be much better if people specialize. If you are wanting a custom theme designed, then please may I suggest one of the many graphic designers available (on Simbi here or elsewhere). Once you have your design in hand, with Desktop, Tablet and Mobile Views, then that can be transferred into the HTML and CSS files that your browser uses to display the page . This will help the entire process work that much better.
If you are looking for a theme framework, may I recommend Genesis. I also have developed my very own Plugin Theme, which uses the WordPress plugin functionality to enable the user to swap out theme componetns as easily as swapping out spark plugs on your car (more easily, actually). Don't like the color? Swap. Fonts? Swap. Background Image? Swap. This approach resulted from my page speed work, where I noticed that page load time didn't really depend on the number of plugins, it depended on the amount of code in the plugins. You would be surprised at what is in some of the more common ones. Awful! The ones I provide are contain minimal code and designed with optimization in mind.
To help this process get started, I have developed a checklist with the default options already checked off. Please ignore the price at the bottom. This will be adjusted with the new pricing soon. Here is the link:
Training & Qualifications
Full qualified web developer with more than six years experience. Specializing in WordPress and in the process of developing a "Thin PHP" concept that can be used as a starting point for a new idea in place of a full WordPress install.
Availability & Preferences
Monday's through Friday's, excluding statutory holidays.