Designing mobile-friendly goal-focused websites that get results*.

Hi there! So glad you found me. My mission is to craft websites that are good-looking, modern, easy-to-use, and search engine optimised to achieve your business goals.

Website Pricing & Packages

Choose from fixed priced or pay-as-you go website design, or request a quote based on your requirements.

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Web Design Portfolio

The Web Matters website design portfolio – view our latest website designs for all types of businesses.

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Care & Support Plans

Websites are no longer 'set and forget' - they need TLC with ongoing support and updates.

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We develop all of our websites in the WordPress content management system.

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Client Testimonials

We've designed websites for a lot of different companies. Read what they have to say.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Web Matters web design service.

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My Promise to You

I will listen carefully and work closely with you to realise the vision and goals you have for your website and online presence. I'll do my best to make getting a website a fun and stress-free experience. To learn more read my 'How I work' page and check out my portfolio of work. I also have a lot of useful and helpful information in my blog.

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Meet Michelle

Michelle is a Christchurch web designer who has been designing websites since 1995.

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What clients say...



"Michelle made the process so smooth and one of ease, manifesting a design out of my head and into reality, the perfect website. If you’re looking for a Web GURU you found her! Look no further”!


Martin Langlands of Troutlands

"Michelle has been a fantastic choice for updating my website. She has been very professional, thorough, and knowledgeable on current website design with a superb sense of layout. Both myself and my clients are very impressed with the new Troutlands site. I thoroughly recommend Michelle as a website designer".


"Both myself and my clients are very impressed with the new Troutlands site. I thoroughly recommend Michelle as a website designer". Martin Langlands

Recent Work

Troutlands is a Canterbury based guided fly fishing service. The website takes full advantage of the amazing images of the Canterbury back country.


We're a WP Elevation Certified Digital Business Consultant

Wow, that's a long title, so what does it mean? Well, basically, we've completed a certification course with WP Elevation. Which is a global business mastermind group for WordPress consultants that helps its members better serve their clients through communication, development workflow and project management best practices.

Visit their site to learn more.

Results Focused Website Design

While it’s nice to design a ‘pretty website’ it must also deliver tangible results to your business. My goal therefore, is to ensure your website is a tool that can help you transform your business in a positive way – so you can achieve your specific business goals.

Recent client feedback about their websites has included:

  • They could stop doing the work that was not what they really wanted to do, as the site was now attracting the right type of leads so they could take the business in the direction they were passionate about
  • The first phone call with clients had changed dramatically - with clients now mostly sold on using the client before they even called
  • No longer needed to 'cold call' for new work – as it was coming to them
  • Now found online with top search engine rankings for their industry
  • Converting a part-time hobby into a profitable business due to the number of enquiries coming through the website
  • Streamlining business processes and saving time

Latest from the Blog

G Suite for your email and office set up

By Michelle | September 25, 2017

I’m frequently asked for email recommendations. It’s a big topic, as there are many options available and they can differ considerably in their features, ease of use, cost and reliability. Due to all the different options available, it can become quite confusing very quickly. Email is the lifeblood of any business, so it’s important to…

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Shopify Payments launching in New Zealand

By Michelle | June 16, 2017

As of June 23, all New Zealand merchants will be able to accept credit cards directly with Shopify. This is great news for merchants wanting an easy set up – as it eliminates the need for a merchant account and a 3rd party payment gateway. With Shopify payments you are automatically set up to accept…

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Website Care Plans for WordPress Sites

By Michelle | May 4, 2017

Website technology changes very rapidly, meaning websites are no longer ‘set and forget’.  So just like your desktop software, WordPress (the software that runs your website) must be kept up to date to keep your site working optimally and to make it more secure. Just a few years ago, there was a lot less need…

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What Now?

Hello... hey you’ve reached the end of the page. It’s not really the end, it could be just the beginning. So start by reading my client criteria page, check out the website portfolio, then fill in the website project enquiry form.

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