Who am I?

Hi, I am Al or Alun, whichever you prefer.

I am what some people refer to as a “theme bender” rather than WordPress developer. I build websites using WordPress as a base and use existing themes. I may tweak some code to get the look that I want and for the site to do what I want but essentially I use themes and plugins developed by others.

What I do is find out what you want a site to achieve and use that information to then construct a site that focusses on your objectives. Initial questions include:

  • Who do you want to find your website?
  • How do you want them to find it? What words would they type into a search engine?
  • Where do these people live?
  • What do you want them to do once they have found it?

The answers to the above questions will develop into a conversation with more detail which will inform how your website might look and different SEO requirements for different pages. It will also influence how to make the site easy to navigate for the user.

In the past I have produced all the copy for sites or you can take that on yourself. I have also provided or sourced imagery; again if you have it, let’s use it. You can and should get as involved in your site as much as you would like.

I work on a day rate for putting sites together and an hourly rate for Consultation. If I cannot add value to what you want to achieve then you can expect not to pay. If I cannot help you I may know someone who can. Talking to me is the only way to find out.

Where am I based?

I move around between 3 bases. In the winter I am in Chamonix Mont Blanc, In the summer I am in the French Pyrenees south of St Girons and in between times I am in Wirksworth, Derbyshire and Thornton le Dale, Yorkshire in the UK.

What else do I do?

I am also a Facilitator and Trainer working in Learning and Development. In the Winter I support my wife, Breezy, running a catered chalet in Chamonix and skiing loads. In the summers we are renovating an old barn up in the mountains which is completely off grid and pretty remote. We both love the outdoors, climbing, walking and foraging.

So how do we communicate?

I am set up for a fairly nomadic life and communicate via the internet wherever I am. I use a VOIP telephone a mobile and believe it or not, when in the Pyrenees, Satellite Broadband run off solar panels.

Want to Work with me? Start the ball rolling and fill in the form.