Contract out your
website development work

Do you provide website services to your clients, but don’t always have an in-house developer available to call on?

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Scoping
Analysis
Responsive
Coding
WordPress
Video
Animation
Ecommerce
Security
Testing
Performance
Deployment
Maintenance

Hire

Full service from scoping and analysis through to deployment and beyond.

Sub-contracting your website development work to a professional freelancer can help you to expand your business, or simply take on extra work that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to do.

I currently work with a number of different design and marketing agencies. Working in a collaborative manner as an extension to their existing team of designers, copywriters and subject matter experts.

So, if this sounds like you, and you’d like to add an experienced web developer to your extended team then get in touch for a chat.

1
Scope

You provide a project brief, and concept designs if available

2
Quote

I provide you with a quote, and an idea of current availability

3
Book

You pay a deposit to book the work into my schedule

4
Supply

You supply the signed-off design assets and content

5
Build

I build the website on my development server and provide access to you

6
Review

You review the site and amend the content as required

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Deploy

Once signed-off I deploy the site to your client’s web server

8
Maintain

You choose your required support and maintenance options

Bespoke WordPress web development

I specialise in building websites on the WordPress content management system.

This doesn’t mean using off-the-shelf templates. I build all websites by hand to your designer’s exact requirements. It’s what my client’s expect and is the only way to deliver a top quality, well-optimised end product that can be fully supported for the lifetime of the website.

I favour WordPress as my CMS of choice because it has great expandability and I am very familiar with it’s workings. I can also build custom plugins to tailor a site to very specific needs.

What you can expect from a WordPress website built by me

Hand-crafted to your designs
Responsive - adapts to any device
Easy to update
Accessible
Optimised for performance
Optimised for security
Ongoing support

Additional Services

I also provide these other services.

Website
Administrator Guide
With each website that I build, I offer the option of having an admin guide written. This aids site administrators in the process of updating their content.
WordPress software maintenance plans
Once you’ve published your site it’s important to make backups, and update the software that the site uses, on a regular basis. More >
Front-end web development
HTML5, CSS, JQuery/Javascript. These are the fundamental tools of my trade that I use every day.
Back-end web development
Mainly this is in support of my WordPress builds, such as custom plugins and Php programming.
E-Commerce
websites
I use WooCommerce for delivering ecommerce with WordPress. I also build the occasional site in Shopify too.
CSS
Animations
I can build responsive CSS animations. Providing movement and enhancements to your designs.
Adhoc
content updates
Not everyone has the time or staff available to administer a website. I can take on the role of site administrator and do content updates for you.
Consultancy
& analysis
If you are a startup business then employing a technical consultant can help to turn your ideas into a workable business plan.

Portfolio

A small selection of some of the recent websites that I have built.(with credits to the site designers)

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About

I am a professional web developer, based near Southampton, UK.

Gary Cottington

I have been a developer for more than 26 years, working for a number of design and marketing agencies across the South of England. Around 5 years ago I decided to go freelance and set up my own business providing website development services.

Honesty and reliability are the backbones of the service I provide. You can be sure of a professional service at all times.

All jobs are costed in advance so you know exactly what you will be paying.

Rates start from £33/hr (£250/day)

Download a copy of my Terms of Hire

FAQs

  • Are you a front-end or back-end developer?

    My skills cover both, however I predominantly take on jobs that have a strong front-end development bias as it’s what I enjoy most.

  • Do you provide design services?

    No, I do not consider myself a designer. I generally work with external designers so can recommend an associate if you are in need of design services.

  • What is your current availability?

    This varies greatly, but it’s not uncommon for me to be booked up several weeks in advance . The best thing to do is simply contact me and ask.

  • Can you work at our location?

    Sorry, but I am unable to do this. I only work remotely. But with today’s technologies, collaborating at a distance has become easy and efficient.

  • Will you sign an NDA?

    As long as the NDA is in plain English, doesn’t require a solicitor to decipher, and doesn’t compromise my existing business relationships, then yes.

  • How much will a website build cost if we supply the design?

    This depends entirely on what the website requirements are in terms of functionality. As a guide though, a typical small business site would likely cost in the region of £1k to £2k. Larger, or more complex, sites would cost more. Send me a brief and I will provide you with a quote.

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Contact

You can get in touch via the following methods.

When contacting me via email please be sure to include your name, company name and phone number.

Genuine enquiries will generally be answered within 24 hours whenever possible.
No recruitment agencies please.