Custom WordPress Website Design That's Actually Custom!

I strive to understand your business so I can create a custom WordPress website design that is attractive, truly custom designed, and with search engine optimized code.

Is WordPress just for bloggers?


Not at all. What used to be a blogging package has become a full-fledged CMS site. Today, WordPress still creates blogs, of course, but it is also used for creating eCommerce, portfolio, and corporate web based as well.

WordPress serves over 25 million people as a resource for web page design. Global corporations and public figures, such as CNN, The Ford Story, MTV Newsroom, Katy Perry, The New York Times, Mashable, and WSJ Magazine all have WordPress as their platform.

One of the attractions of WordPress is its simplicity and user-friendly tools and features that have evolved into a Content Management System (CMS).My freelance services include custom WordPress website designs that meet my client's needs.

Why WordPress instead of another CMS?


WordPress has attracted over 18% of the Top 10 Million sites due to its ease of use and CMS design capabilities. As an Open Source software program, it is free and can be used on both personal and commercial projects with no restrictions. Nearly every web hosting service offers a cone click install from their control panel, which is very indicative of the trend.

What is your experience?


My team and I have years of experience designing WordPress based custom websites for both American and European businesses. See more details below.

Why should I hire you over a local design agency for custom WordPress website design?


I am well-known in the industry for being responsive, affordable, and for my ability to work remotely with many satisfied clients. I ensure client satisfaction and readily serve clients near and far. Do your research, however, as a local company will likely be more expensive and might take longer to do the job.

I average one-half the rate of local firms. This gives my clients room in their budget. I also spend time with my clients learning their goals and needs. The job is not done until my customers are satisfied…and often, well beyond satisfied.

Why should I hire you instead of another freelance WordPress designer?


My team and I have years of experience designing WordPress based custom websites for both American and European businesses. My selling points are:

  • Clean and friendly code for Google.
  • Extensive CSS experience.
  • Pixel accurate websites that are responsive, sharp, and clear on all browsers, screens, and devices.
  • My average completion time of 2 weeks.
  • My fees are about half of what other freelancers with similar experience charge.
  • I customize your web design from scratch. From conception to completion, I ensure your project is original and perfect for you.

What process do you use to build a custom WordPress website design?


In an ever changing industry, I've refined my approach over the years. All you need to do is go to the Hire Me section and fill out the form to begin the process.

How do I know I'm really getting a custom WordPress website design?


There are many template-driven designers out there. I pride myself on not using a plug and play approach because I know the value of a customize site. I can recognize when a site is built with a template, as there are signs to indicate a "cookie cutter" design. They lack quality, creativity, and most of all the specific branding that makes your company unique. You can find above an overview of our process to deliver a truly custom website design. There are no short-cuts in our services.

I’m still confused about bespoke design versus ready-made template, which route should I adopt?


Essentially, you're deciding between a template that is used by everyone else, including your competition, or letting me create a design that speaks to your specific business and brand. If you go with a template based site, you will likely outgrow it rather quickly. A customized one provides longevity and sustainability as your company grows or continues. Still confused? Feel free to contact me and seek free advice. Use the hire me form to get in touch!

Can you redesign my current and very outdated WP template?


My team and I pride ourselves on making bespoke WordPress designs. We love working with our clients in the realm of WordPress installation, layout configurations, customizations, theme development and plugin support. It's your choice between our premium WordPress design theme or a fully customized site. Let me know which you prefer and I can help.

Can you turn my basic HTML website domain into a WordPress powered website?


Absolutely. WordPress' use of CMS allows me to design a site that is basic or very complex, depending on your needs. I can use the features in WordPress that best address your needs and integrate them with your current site. Alternatively, I can redesign the entire site. It depends on your requirements.

How much will a custom WordPress website design cost?


I don't have a flat fee because each of our clients have different needs for customization and in complexity. I would need to review your specific requirements before supplying you with a quote. That said, clients have repeatedly said that our fees are as much as one-third less than our competitors.

Please use the hire me form to send your requirements to me and I will be in a better position to give you an estimate.

Can you code a Photoshop PSD file into WordPress?


Yes,I do this often and will send a properly coded, updated version in the format you need. My custom-built developed Word Press-ready versions always meet the following requirements:

  • Cross Browser / device Compatible
  • SEO & Speed Optimized
  • W3C Valid HTML & CSS
  • Free jQuery sliders/tabs & non-web fonts

What are your priorities as a web designer?


I make user-friendly sites a priority. This is supported by a recent poll on HubSpot reported that 76% of users said the most important part of a web site is “The site makes it easy for me to find what I want.” Only 10% actually rated aesthetics as the most important aspect of a site. Content organization was the top concern, ranking over creativity.

What is the wait time to finish my custom WordPress website design project?


Customization and creativity takes time, and therefore, timeframes can run from two weeks to two months. It all depends on the scope of the project.

In general though, how soon your front end design work can be done depends on a number of things, such as:

  • Size of your web page
  • Complexity of your front end design
  • Any advanced features you need
  • When your content (including text and images) is ready
  • My current client design schedule
  • Your timely feedback and input on my work

How many revisions can I make to the design?


When you choose my custom WordPress website design service, I spend a lot of up front time with clients so that when the web page is designed, it's as close to the end result as possible.

When I present a mockup, I ask for no more than one (1) major design revision. Other smaller changes depend on the job itself and can vary. Excessive changes or request to rework the design after the entire site has been created with the customization might result in extra fees.

What will you be doing to keep my WordPress site secure?


There are fee downsides to WordPress, except for this one…

WordPress can be vulnerable to being hacked due to its popularity as an open-source platform.

However, hacking should never be an issue if your developer does the following:

  • Properly codes the web site so there are no easy entrances for hackers.
  • Use only plugins from reputable developers that actively support their code.
  • Keeps the web site updated (i.e. core, theme and plugin updates).
  • Recommends / uses preemptive security tools.

What If I find bug in my WordPress web page?


Some bugs are easy enough for clients to address, but if it's my bug or too complicated, contact me to fix it. If you find a bug in your site, email me the information and let me know if you want me to fix it.

Would you charge for fixing the bug on my site?


That depends on the bug itself. If the bug is unrelated to my team work of custom WordPress website design, then yes. If it's a mistake on our end, then there is no charge to fix it.

Are your custom WordPress website design mobile-friendly?


Yes they are mobile-friendly, I recommend responsive layouts for visibility and appearance on different screen types. With the growing number of mobile device users, these sites are becoming more and more popular and in demand.

Do I really need a responsive custom WordPress website design?


The need for a responsive WordPress website design will depend on your needs and audience. If your audience is more likely to search from a mobile device, than yes, a responsive site is needed. If they are likely to search from a PC, then you're not as likely to need one. Once I evaluate your needs, I can give you a better assessment.

What if my images are low quality?


Yes they are mobile-friendly, I recommend responsive layouts for visibility and appearance on different screen types. With the growing number of mobile device users, these sites are becoming more and more popular and in demand.

Are your bespoke WordPress websites SEO-friendly?


The need for a responsive WordPress website design will depend on your needs and audience. If your audience is more likely to search from a mobile device, than yes, a responsive site is needed. If they are likely to search from a PC, then you're not as likely to need one. Once I evaluate your needs, I can give you a better assessment.

Do you work on other Open Source systems?


Yes. I also work on OsCommerce and Magento for eCommerce sites. OsCommerce is an eCommerce and online store management program that is used on any webserver and contains both MySQL and PHP. I mostly use it for web based designs, and it's free on the GNU General Public License.

Writing is not my forte. How can I possibly write content for my website launch?


The majority of people have difficulty writing their own content. I provide a solution. Options include allowing me to write unique web page content, press releases, case studies, and can even offer industry specific articles.