I am a web designer and front-end web developer with over 20 years experience in the web development industry.
I specialize in building website for businesses who want to turn their dreams from concept into reality. I offer Web Design Services and can help you launch you business. I specialize in content management systems, e-commerce websites, SEO and organic traffic, authority building and more.
As the owner of sosSTEVIE, I specialize in helping my customers launch their online businesses.
My mission: TURN YOUR WEBSITE INTO DOLLARS
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I am so glad you made it to my website. As a business owner, I understand the challenges of running your own company. The following is some information about me that you may choose to skip.
Useless information about me
I didn’t set out to be a website designer, indeed I was an electronic engineer working in the field of long range communication in Africa. I specialized in installing and maintaining equipment from Yaesu, Kenwood and Motorola. My career was going swimmingly until cellular telephones began to enter the markets and with powerful sponsors in place (presidents, ministers etc) this new technology replaced 2-way radio equipments.
Learning new skills
In the early nineties, in what proved to be one of my last act as a communication engineer, I was tasked by the company I was working for to create a website. I was living in London, England at that time and if I tell you that Google didn’t even exist back then, you’ll know how long ago it was. As an engineer, I had a solid foundation in various coding languages so learning html was a natural and easy progression. I spent a weekend familiarising myself with the structure of this new language and created that site using notepad as there were no other website designing tools in those days. That excursion into the land of web design put in place a process that would see me change career.
A career re-oriented
That first website turned out to be the first of many, many more as first friends then their friends began to ask me to create their own websites.
A little more interesting
Soon I was getting calls from people I had never met and had no linear connection with my initial patrons. Such is the nature of human communication I suppose. I have lost count as to how many websites I have developed over the course of my long career, but I wouldn’t have been where I am today if it wasn’t for that website.
Getting warmer:I have worked with people, developing their websites all over the world, in just about every industry under the sun. As a result I can develop websites using a multitude of programming languages and platform but it turns out that one tool among others established itself as a dominant force in the webdesign industry.
My tools of choice
WordPress is an open source content management platform which operates under an extremely secure umbrella. What that means is that WordPress is regularly updated to cope with security threats (people who look into poorly written codes to cause all kinds of mischief to a website). It is also used by million of people out there and … me!
A wholisitic approach to Web Design
All the websites I build are customized to fit my clients needs. Because of WordPress, I am able to create professionally built websites for a very low price. My goal is to make sure that each and everyone of my customers is entirely satisfied with my work.
Add a sprinkle of SEO
Back in the early days before Google, a competent web devoloper (there weren’t that many of us) could put a site up and have it feature at the top of the search engines of the time pretty much within days. This is no longer possible. The structuring of a website design has to adhere to the necessities of Google’s algorythms and a poorly designed site, without the appropriate search engine optimization and eas of use can be condemned into the role of a shining object in the middle of nowhere. As a rule, I make sure that each and every site I design is created with these basic fundamentals turning this shining object into something people find about.
However, even the best designed websites, the most shinning objects out there, created with the most carefully thought out SEO structure have no guarantee to be found by anyone. For that to happen, additional steps must be taken which include:
- Authority building
- Link building
- Social media
- Word of mouth and sharing
Goals and aspirations
To deliver solutions that work. There is a very powerful thruth in the world of business: the happier the customer is, the more likely he/she is to recommend me to others. This is my goal. To continue on this path and add many many more years of web development into my career.
I can’t wait to get to designing something awesome for you.
Talk to you soon