I’m Elliot, a Calgary based web designer, photographer and video maker.
If your website isn’t optimized for a mobile device, you may be losing out on a significant amount of business. Since mobile usage surpassed desktop usage in 2014, the speed and effectiveness at which your organization plans, develops, and adapts to deliver a quality mobile experience will be a competitive advantage. In other words, if your website is not mobile optimized (also known as “responsive”), you may be losing potential buisness.
I can work with you to design and build your dream website without the high costs of a design firm. If you run a small or medium sized business wanting an online presence, or an agency looking to outsource, feel free to contact me to discuss project details and pricing.
Have a look at my portfolio for a visual display of some of my work.
What is WordPress?
It's probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.
Many clients will come to me requesting an update to their outdated website, many of which are unfortunately a collection of static HTML web pages. My suggestion to many of these clients is to upgrade their website to a popular content management system (also referred to as CMS) known as WordPress. Many people have heard of WordPress nowawdays, and seem to think it’s mainly used for blogging websites. But the truth of the matter is that now anyone can use WordPress, whether they use a blog or not. WordPress is highly customizable and allows you to create a website with the functionality you need for your business.
Benefits Of WordPress?
Ease of Use: WordPress is very easy to use and has an intuitive interface. Adding new pages, blog posts, images, etc. on a regular basis is a breeze and can be done quickly. Because the technology is so simple, time spent on formatting is greatly reduced.
Manage Your Website from Any Computer: WordPress is browser-based. You can login from any Internet connected computer and manage your site.
No HTML Editing or FTP Software Required: WordPress is a self-contained system and does not require HTML editing software. You can create a new page or blog post, format text, upload images (and edit them), upload documents, video files, image galleries, etc. all without the need for additional HTML or FTP software.
Search Engines Love WordPress Sites: The code behind WordPress is very clean and simple, making it easy for search engines to read and index a site’s content. In addition, each page, post, and image can have its own meta tag keywords, description, and title, and be optimized for specific keywords, allowing for very precise search engine optimization. You can also use tags to further enhance your search engine optimization efforts.
You Have Control of Your Site: No more waiting for your web designer to make simple updates to your site. With WordPress, you have control of nearly every aspect of your site and can easily make those simple updates yourself.
The Design of Your Website is 100% Customizable: WordPress acts as the engine for your website. The look and feel of the site can be 100% customized so your brand can shine through on your site and provide a unique experience to your visitors.
A Blog is Built-in and Ready to Go: Since WordPress was originally created as a blogging platform, blogging capabilities are built-in and are easy to integrate, if desired. Setting up RSS / email subscriptions to your blog, commenting capabilities, and automatically adding the most recent blog posts to other pages of the site (your home page, for example) are also very simple to set-up, and help to extend your company’s reach and make your site more dynamic and interactive.
Extend the Functionality of Your Site with Plugins: Want to add an event calendar, video gallery, Twitter Feed, Facebook Fan Box, and more to your site? WordPress makes this possible with plugins, most of which are free or very reasonably priced.
Your Site Can Grow as Your Business Grows: WordPress sites are very scalable. You can have hundreds of thousands of pages or blog posts on your site and the performance of the site will not be compromised in the least.
Have Multiple Users: As an administrator of a WordPress site, you can set-up multiple users for the website and assign access levels and capabilities to each user.