Checking the Quality of a Web Developer

It's fairly easy to judge the quality of web design but not so easy to judge how well a website is put together in terms of search engine optimisation, performance, code quality, mobile friendliness and so on.

I recommend using the free independent Nibbler test tool to gauge the quality of a web professional's work by testing their own website and other websites in their portfolio. It's easy to run a report and it only takes a few minutes.

While no test tool is perfect, the results will give you an idea of the level of competence and value for money on offer.

Examples of My Work

See below for some recent examples of my work.

Australasian Straw Bale Building Association

Web Design: The new Ausbale website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: The website previously used PHP Fusion and was migrated to Joomla 3.x. The home page slideshow uses Smart Slider 3.…

Catherine Jean Psychic

Web Design: The Catherine Jean Psychic website uses the "Relativity" template from Pixelarity. Web Development: Given that the website is fairly static, the website uses a free HTML 5 template rather than a content management system. This requires less ongoing…

CE Body Builders

Web Design: The CE Body Builders website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: The home page slideshow uses RokSprocket.

Cocanarup Conservation Alliance

Web Design: The Cocanarup Conservation Alliance website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised Helix Ultimate template to promote conservation work in the Ravensthorpe area in Western Australia. Web Development: The website uses Event Galley Extended for…

Divorce Coaching Australia

Web Design: The Divorce Coaching Australia website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised Helix Ultimate template to promote divorce coaching services. Content is set up in articles and also in modules to make it easier for…

Graham Woodhouse Conveyancing

Web Design: The Graham Woodhouse Conveyancing website uses the free "Business Casual" template from Start Bootstrap. Web Development: Given that the website is usually fairly static, the website uses a free HTML 5 template rather than a content management system.…

Heal with Bridget White

Web Design: The Heal with Bridget White website uses the WordPress content management system with a customised GeneratePress Theme to promote Bridget's healing products and services. Web Development: The website uses customised styling implemented via a custom CSS file and various…

iconifier.net

Web Design: The iconifier.net website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: iconifier.net is a Webilicious side project that creates favicons and Apple Launcher icons from a supplied image. The tool was created…

JK Consulting (QLD)

Web Design: The JK Consulting (QLD) website uses the free "Business Casual" template from Start Bootstrap. Web Development: Given that the website is usually fairly static, the website uses a free HTML 5 template rather than a content management system.…

Lions of Tasman Swimming Pool

Web Design: The Lions of Tasman Swimming Pool website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: The home page slideshow uses Slideshow CK and the booking system uses OS Services Booking.

Nextgen Chauffeurs

Web Design: The Nextgen Chauffeurs website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised JoomShaper template. Web Development: The Nextgen Chauffeurs website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with the Taxi Booking extension.

Port Arthur Lodge

Web Design: The Port Arthur Lodge website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised Helix Ultimate template to promote its group accommodation to guests visiting Tasmania. Web Development: The website uses Slideshow CK for the home page…

Port Arthur Motor Inn

Web Design: The Port Arthur Motor Inn website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised JoomShaper Helix Ultimate template. Web Development: The website uses Event Galley Extended for the galleries, GTranslate to provide language support and OSModul…

Riotous Retirement

Web Design: The Riotous Retirement website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: The Riotous Retirement website mostly uses the built in features of the Joomla Content Management System.

Rosebery Primary School

Web Design: The Rosebery Primary School website uses the Joomla 2.5 content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: The Rosebery Primary School website mostly uses the built in features of the Joomla Content Management System.

Saltwater River Wines

Web Design: The Saltwater River Wines website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised Helix Ultimate template for promotion and online sales of their excellent and expanding wine range. Web Development: The website uses a customised version…

Stewarts Bay Lodge

Web Design: The Stewarts Bay Lodge website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: The Stewarts Bay Lodge website mostly uses the built in features of the Joomla Content Management System.

Storm Bay B & B

Web Design: The Storm Bay B & B website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised Helix Ultimate template to promote its award winning accommodation to guests visiting Tasmania. The website shows off the accommodation, local activities…

Suzy Galloway Original Artwork

Web Design: The Suzy Galloway Original Artwork website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: The Suzy Galloway website mostly uses the built in features of the Joomla Content Management System.

Tasbulk

Web Design: The Tasbulk website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: The Tasbulk website mostly uses the built in features of the Joomla Content Management System.

Tasman Ecovillage

Web Design: The Tasman Ecovillage website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised Helix Ultimate template to promote the Ecovillage and also for internal communication via a member only section of the website (not available to the…

Tasman Ecovillage Land Sales

Web Design: The Tasman Ecovillage Land Sales website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: The Tasman Ecovillage Land Sales website uses the Joomla Content Management System with Event Gallery Extended for the…

Tasman Golf Club

Web Design: The Tasman Golf Club website uses the "Formula" template from Pixelarity. Web Development: Given that the website is usually fairly static, the website uses a free HTML 5 template rather than a content management system. This requires less…

Tasman Honey

Web Design: The Tasman Honey website uses a customised version of the "Formula" template from Pixelarity. Web Development: Given that the website is usually fairly static, the website uses a free HTML 5 template rather than a content management system.…

Tasman Landcare Group

Web Design: The Tasman Landcare Group website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: The Tasman Landcare Group website mostly uses the built in features of the Joomla Content Management System.

Tasman Peninsula Buses

Web Design: The Tasman Peninsula Buses website uses the free one page "Big Picture" template from html5up.net. Web Development: Given that the website is usually fairly static, the website uses a free HTML 5 template rather than a content management…

Tasman Region Tourism Association

Web Design: The Tasman Region Tourism Association website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: The Tasman Region Tourism Association website mostly uses the built in features of the Joomla Content Management System.

Taztanks

Web Design: The Taztanks website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: The Taztanks website mostly uses the built in features of the Joomla Content Management System.

The Hillside Project

Web Design: The The Hillside Project landing page uses a customised version of the free "Eventually" template from HTML5UP. Web Development: The landing page includes a contact form so that website visitors can leave their contact details. Submitted contact details…

The Travelling Golfer

Web Design: The Travelling Golfer website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: The home page slideshow uses Slideshow CK.

Training and Coaching Solutions

Web Design: The Training and Coaching Solutions website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template to promote their specialist government training courses. Web Development: The website mostly uses core Joomla functionality.

Tread Gently

Web Design: The Tread Gently website uses the "Multiverse" template from Pixelarity. Web Development: Given that the website is usually fairly static, the website uses a free HTML 5 template rather than a content management system. This requires less ongoing…

Vertical Gardens WA

Web Design: The Vertical Gardens WA website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: The Vertical Gardens WA website mostly uses the built in features of the Joomla Content Management System.

VW Club of Western Australia

Web Design: The VW Club of Western Australia website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised RocketTheme template. Web Development: The VW Club of Western Australia website mostly uses the built in features of the Joomla Content…

Web Hosting Down Under

Web Design: The Web Hosting Down Under website uses the Joomla 3.x content management system with a customised Helix Ultimate template to compare Australian web hosting plans. The template uses a fluid width to display as many columns as possible…

Webilicious Web Design and Development

Web Design: The Webilicious Web Design and Development website uses the Joomla 4.x content management system with the free Helix Ultimate template. Web Development: In addition to the core Joomla functionality, the Webilicious website uses some third party components including:…