I am a professional freelance website designer and developer based in Thatcham, West Berkshire and serving Thatcham, Newbury, Hungerford and Reading, as well as other areas across Berkshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. I offer a range of service packages taking you from initial design consultation through site development and hosting, to ongoing complete management of your site, including SEO. I specialise in responsive development using Drupal and WordPress content management systems, but am also able to migrate existing sites from other cPanel/non-cPanel hosting providers. My cloud hosting platform has been fully optimised to offer outstanding performance for web applications including: Drupal, WordPress and others.
Whether you're looking for a new website, or require assistance with an existing site (be it maintenance or search engine optimisation), I'd love to hear from you!
Drupal is an open source content management system (CMS). Being "open source" means the software is publicly available, and there is no cost involved with using it - it is free to download and use. It is maintained by a dedicated community of developers, designers, trainers, strategists, coordinators, editors, and sponsors, and there are no licence fees to pay. Drupal has reliable performance, easy content authoring, and excellent security. But what sets it apart from other CMS, is its flexibility. Modularity is one of Drupal's core principles - you can access any number of different modules to extend the functionality of your website, without compromising the core security of the CMS or the performance of your website.
Notable sites using Drupal are:
WordPress is another open source content management system. Like with Drupal, there is no cost involved with using WordPress - it is free to download and use - and it is maintained by a community of developers. WordPress is not as scalable as Drupal, but it can still power large-scale websites. However, third-party plugins can pose potential security risks for your site, as well as adversely affect the loading speed of your site.
Notable sites using WordPress are:
Natalie has really helped take our web presence to the next level. She has helped optimise our website within Google searches, helped add content and provided reports and information to aid the websites development. Natalie is very easy to deal with, comes up with original ideas and is always quick to respond if to our questions and queries. Would highly recommend!
EXCELLENT QUALITY OF WORK AND COMMUNICATION
Natalie took our ideas and very quickly created a high quality, clear and user-friendly site. Her communication is excellent and I would highly recommend her services.
EXCELLENT WEBSITE DESIGN AND CONTINUED SUPPORT, JUST WHAT I NEEDED!
The level of service and quality of work on my website from Natalie is exceptional. My experience with her continues to be very professional and I highly recommend her.
I needed a clean, fresh, pastel theme for my crafts website revamp. I wanted more interactivity with downloads and blogs but still provide a solid platform for generating sales. Natalie's professionalism throughout the whole process from choosing a suitable theme and colour palette to the installation of ecommerce elements has shone through. I'm confident that her continued support hosting my site will help my business go from strength to strength
Responsive web design is the method of designing websites that makes the web pages display well on a variety of devices and window or screen sizes automatically. It greatly reduces a users need to pan, zoom and scroll when browsing the web:
According to StatCounter Global Stats, in 2016 mobile and tablet internet usage surpassed desktop usage for the first time, worldwide. This trend has continued ever since, which makes responsive web design imperative:
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