WordPress Bees

Freelance WordPress Website Developer

WordPress Development for freelance web designers

As a freelance web designer, finding a web developer that you can trust can seem like a never ending battle. Between winning work, working on your marketing and slaving away over a hot keyboard you have little time to chase the developer you’ve entrusted with your clients’ projects.

You need a developer you can trust, who can be your go-to guy with the most important of clients – you need a developer who you can build a seamless working relationship with.

hat-rightThis is exactly how I work.

This is a partnership – one that provides you with the peace of mind that you can take on the largest and most demanding of projects, with the WordPress web dev right behind you to do justice to your inspired and painstakingly created designs.

My code can transform your designs from PSD to ready and raring to go – built to be pixel perfect and completely parallel to your wireframes and functionality brief.

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FAQs by Freelance Web Designers

Do you just work on large projects?

No I can work on smaller, maintenance based tranches of work. If you would to extend the functionality of a site or build a new WordPress site from the ground up, give me a call.

Can you start today?

Not usually no!

I do something a little different to some freelance WordPress developers; I schedule work into my calendar!
Honestly, its that simple. Im neither a code-ninja nor a growth-hacker, I just plan my time and deliver quality work to deadline.

Because I schedule my work in there can sometimes be a short lead-time before Im able to start working with you. Lead times are normally a few weeks so it’s best to get the ball rolling as soon as possible.

Isn’t WordPress just for Blogs?

Not anymore. WordPress is an incredibly powerful and flexible Content Management System, currently used by almost a quarter of all websites online.

Will you work with existing code/themes/plugins? Are you happy taking over a project?

Absolutely. Sure, I prefer to roll my own, but I frequently work and extend existing custom code and third-party plugins.

The site must be responsive and work on mobiles, is that a problem?

tablet-rightI’ve been working with responsive websites for over five years. Every site I work on these days is optimised for viewing on many different devices including phones and tablets.

  • Chris
  • has
  • worked
  • with
  • us
  • on
  • a
  • couple
  • of
  • very
  • different,
  • dynamic
  • and
  • exciting
  • projects;
  • the
  • outcome
  • remains
  • the
  • same,
  • excellent
  • build
  • quality.
  • It
  • is
  • a
  • pleasure
  • to
  • work
  • with
  • Chris
  • and
  • his
  • expertise
  • coupled
  • with
  • our
  • designs
  • have
  • helped
  • to
  • create
  • fantastic
  • websites
  • with
  • high
  • user
  • engagement.
  • If
  • you
  • are
  • considering
  • a
  • WordPress
  • website
  • then
  • look
  • no
  • further
  • as
  • Chris
  • can
  • deliver.
  • And
  • his
  • tutorial
  • style
  • update
  • videos
  • are
  • a
  • real
  • hit
  • with
  • us!
  • We
  • will
  • without
  • doubt
  • be
  • working
  • together
  • on
  • future
  • projects
~ Alex Pond

What do you need from me to get started?

I tend to follow a project management process and Basecamp for all communication so I’ll be requesting certain bits of information from you during the project kick-off. With that said, the typical things I tend to need would be layered PSD (Photoshop) files of the designs you want to be created, wireframes (perhaps) and hosting details of the live server.

Will the work you do be search engine optimised?

Wherever possible the sites I work on will be tweaked and optimised to improve their performances within the major search engines. Im no longer a search engine optimiser, but I do still like to add value wherever I can.

Do you accept credit cards?

Not yet, but watch this space.

Do you offer aftercare and support?

Most projects I complete, especially if Im creating something bespoke or functionality that requires a more than a few steps to create will come complete with a screencast video, showing you (and your client) click by click how to manage and maintain the site I’ve built for you.

If you or your client needs additional ongoing support after the project has been handed over that’s no problem either. I have a number of maintenance plans that can be customised to suit your needs.

Can you provide a white-labelling service for me?

Sure can!

  • MallorcanTonic
  • was
  • born
  • from
  • an
  • idea
  • in
  • the
  • head
  • of
  • a
  • luddite.
  • I
  • didn´t
  • even
  • know
  • how
  • to
  • use
  • Facebook.
  • But
  • after
  • watching
  • endless
  • youtube
  • videos
  • I
  • convinced
  • myself
  • I
  • could
  • set-up
  • a
  • WordPress
  • site. Wrong. Time
  • to
  • turn
  • to
  • an
  • expert
  • and
  • I
  • really
  • did
  • luck
  • out
  • when
  • I
  • discovered
  • Chris
  • Hough. I
  • wanted
  • a
  • website
  • that
  • was
  • slick,
  • photographically
  • sharp
  • and
  • easy
  • to
  • navigate.
  • Chris
  • chose
  • a
  • theme
  • immediately
  • that
  • he
  • felt
  • would
  • do
  • all
  • I
  • needed
  • it
  • to
  • as
  • well
  • as
  • be
  • cost
  • effective. He
  • was
  • never
  • condescending
  • about
  • my
  • technical
  • knowledge
  • always
  • just
  • helpful.
  • He
  • never
  • questioned
  • that
  • I
  • pencil
  • drew
  • what
  • I
  • imagined
  • my
  • new
  • website
  • could
  • look
  • like,
  • photographed
  • the
  • pages
  • and
  • then
  • emailed
  • them
  • to
  • him
  • (because
  • I
  • didn´t
  • have
  • the
  • know-how
  • to
  • explain
  • visually
  • on
  • a
  • pc
  • !
  • ). From
  • the
  • initial
  • design
  • brief,
  • amendments
  • and
  • additions
  • his
  • advice
  • and
  • extensive
  • knowledge
  • was
  • invaluable. He
  • was
  • endlessly
  • patient
  • with
  • me
  • and
  • sent
  • me
  • numerous
  • video
  • clips
  • he
  • recorded
  • (
  • by
  • way
  • of
  • lessons)
  • so
  • I
  • could
  • learn
  • the
  • art
  • of
  • WordPress. Chris
  • was
  • and
  • is
  • always
  • easy
  • to
  • contact
  • and
  • always
  • responded
  • promptly
  • which
  • is
  • a
  • great
  • benefit
  • in
  • this
  • busy
  • market
  • place. The
  • feedback
  • I
  • have
  • first
  • from
  • family
  • and
  • friends,
  • and
  • now
  • clients,
  • is
  • always
  • how
  • impressed
  • they
  • are
  • with
  • the
  • website. Chris
  • has
  • been
  • a
  • real
  • pleasure
  • to
  • work
  • with
  • and
  • provided
  • an
  • excellent
  • level
  • of
  • service
  • and
  • I
  • would
  • have
  • no
  • hesitation
  • in
  • recommending
  • him
  • to
  • others
  • (although
  • I
  • don’t
  • want
  • him
  • becoming
  • too
  • popular
  • !!)
~ Deirdre O’Connor

Payment Options

money

If we’re working on a project (rather than as part of a monthly retainer) then I ask for 50% payment upfront so that I can schedule the work and clear the decks ready for working with you and your team. On completion of the project, the remaining 50% will then be invoiced and will be payable within 30 days.

If you change your mind part way into the project, get cold feet, want to change the direction of the project, get sick and decide that you should spend the next couple of months riding roller coasters in Disneyland, then that’s not a problem. We can renegotiate terms and fees up to the next project deliverable and schedule when and if the next tranche of work will begin and what tasks should be tackled.

Even if we find that we’re just not going to be a good fit (hey, it happens), you also will not be tied into any long contract. We can arrange a full (or partial) refund of any monies if the project breaks down within the first 30 days.

If you’re at all worried about whether to commit to working with me, we can work on a small roadmapping project first to scope out deliverables and any problems the project might face in the coming stages. This can be a great way to sample working with me and for me to find out what it’s like to work with you. Contact me for more details.

Ready to get started?

Let’s talk it over on my contact page

YepMake a bee-line for the contact page
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  • The
  • retainer
  • arrangement
  • has
  • also
  • been
  • very
  • helpful,
  • allowing
  • our
  • small
  • team
  • to
  • manage
  • site
  • updates
  • with
  • minimum
  • fuss
~ Fred Yeomans
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