Why a Site or App?
In today’s website market (Squarespace, Wix, Webflow, etc.) you may be thinking, “Why would I even need a developer?” Simple. Your biggest hurdle is that you don’t know how to code. These companies know how to lock you into an overpriced plan . The truth is, their templates: 1) lack customization, 2) suffer from slow load times, and 3) utilize tools and systems that are more frustrating and time-consuming than potentially coding it yourself.
I think businesses (and anyone looking for a website) deserves better. Your website is everyone’s first impression, not something you want to settle on.
Basic Website / React App
Get a blazing fast site with up to 5 pages, or 5 sections on a single page. Level up with React when you need to.
Full Stack: MERN Stack / Headless WordPress or Forestry (CMS)
MERN Stack sites add a database and server, perfect if you need users to register. If you already have a WordPress site you can still use it to write posts and pages! Connect to the WordPress API--or migrate to Forestry--to feed content to your site while reaping the benefits of a CMS.
Not sure what’s best for you?
I offer a free initial consultation so we can discuss your plan for a new site. The point is to pick the most efficient option and not upsell you into more than you might need.
Beyond Development: Hosting & Maintenance
I can either maintain your site for an ongoing fee, or conduct a training so you can manage it on your own. If you need hosting: basic sites & apps are FREE to host on Netlify; the only small expense is buying a domain (usually $12-$15 per year). For full stack and WordPress, I use Digital Ocean (starting at $5/mo). Note: $15 + ($5 x 12) is around half the yearly cost of a basic Squarespace site.
About Me & Personal Projects
I'm one of those people who started building websites in high school for fun, purely out of my own interest. I was fortunate to grow up in a household where computer use was encouraged (my dad is an enterprise architect), and I never assumed (or realistically, knew) that my gender could be a (perceived) hinderance. I'm also not a math nerd; I graduated with a BA in Mass Media (New Media). But being practical, despite having many not-so-practical interests, I quickly knew I wanted to turn web development into a career. I spent several years taking on a mix of production and development jobs, and now focus fully on development. My resume is on LinkedIn; my most recent personal projects are below.