About Gillian McAven
B.Bus, Dip. New Media Production
After attaining my Bachelor Degree in 2000, I started Design and Development of websites in 2001 – building html websites for small businesses. In 2012, I began developing WordPress websites. My skill-set is that of a Front End Designer/Developer, WordPress Trainer, and Site Maintainer. I do not write back-end code or code new templates from scratch. I can step in and be contracted to assist with any existing WordPress site. Or if its a new or revamped site you require, I can set up and utilise pre-made themes to make them look absolutely unique, as I know how to customise them, to get the most out of them.
Design – Develop – Train – Maintain
Design. If its a new site you want, I choose an existing designed theme, change its look from the front, and you can receive a new website within a week, if you have all your content ready. You can choose a Premium or a Free theme but free themes have very few fancy features. Premium Themes, provide more bells and whistles (interfaces that facilitate more functionality). See www.themeforest.net.
View my design portfolio here.
Develop. Besides tailor-making the theme to fit your needs and adding your information, a website also needs SEO Tags, Social LInks, Google Analytics Code, and be submitted to Google Directory once it is published. I perform these tasks incorporated with all my projects for new sites. If you already have a site, but some of those things are missing, then you can contact me to assist you. Or there may be other services you require such as training users to edit and maintain your site.
Train. I provide training one-on-one, on how to edit WordPress, so that once your site is published, you can self-manage your own site which keeps ongoing costs down.
Maintain. WordPress owners will need to factor this into their budget, to maintain and update their site. This is a service I can provide upon request. You can make an appointment to attend my training so you can do future updating yourself, and become self-sufficient.
You can opt for a service plan for me to regularly maintain your site and update it on a year-to-year basis.