Hi there, I'm Derek Manson (no relation, honest) and I am a freelance web developer from Portland, Indiana. I specialize in WordPress development, customizing and professional tinkering. When they say you should do what you enjoy most, well I love what do! I have worked with computers since a very young age (in fact I still have the Commodore 64 that was given to me as my first computer) but it wasn't until I discovered the process of creating web pages, was I set on what I wanted to do.
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I am the Derek of DerekDesigns, one individual focused on delivering quality, professional creations, dedicated to each customer vision.
I am your WordPress "Swiss Army knife"! I do work with a number of computer languages, however, I put most of my focus towards WordPress and the awesome things I can make it do. Whether it be a custom template, a specialized plug-in or adjustments to core files, I know my way around WordPress!
My design and development process is rather straight forward but all centers around you, your vision, ideas, thoughts, likes and dislikes and even your favorite colors. All feedback from you the customer is valued in delivering the product you desire and deserve.
Visual Design - With your idea, together a visual design is made of your future website. With a visual layout I am able to place all of your ideas into a see able pattern. Logo placement, color layout, navigation options, content and even ad space can be laid out, arranged, rearranged and reordered all to finalize a desired template.
Brick and Mortar - Just like building a house, developing a website requires compliance to standards. I build all web applications in compliance to all current web standards within XHTML/CSS guidelines.
Custom Templates - Already have a design? I can build it for the web.
Setup and Installation - Not sure how to install WordPress on your server? I manage everything from WordPress installation to design integration and theme creation.
Questions? - From...
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