I'm based in Greater Manchester (UK) and have over four years of experience in website design and management.
Basically, I can
- set up a website from scratch
- arrange the domain and/or hosting
- design a logo if needed
- add features such as RSS news feeds and Twitter widgets to display tweets
- set up a content management system so you can
update your site yourself
- work with you to bring your ideas to life online.
Wendy Cockcroft Web Design
A freelancer based in Greater Manchester, I specialise in building static and dynamic websites and customizing blogs, galleries, and forums. Services in web design and development, graphic design, content writing, and advice on hosting, domain management, SEO (search engine optimization), and social media are also available.
My Design Philosophy
My designs are simple but elegant with a few fancy features to catch the eye. By adding a slideshow, pop-up gallery, or website widget I can make your website stand out from the crowd and get you the attention your business needs.
Core development skills
My particular skill is customizing PHP-based applications software and matching them to a website theme for a seamless viewing experience. I can also update the plugins and modules on WordPress and Joomla, and add custom code as and when required. Programs I have experience with include
- blogs (WordPress, B2evolution, and Blogger)
- galleries (ZenPhoto, Gallery3)
- online shops (ZenCart)
- forums (phpBB3, SMF, Kunena)
- story archives - (eFiction, where creative writers post stories for peer review)
- RSS feed readers
- search boxes
- contact forms
My background in creative writing and office admin experience has given me valuable skills for blogging and content writing.
I've done some guest posting in Techdirt and other blogs, and like to dabble in creative writing.