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Your Personal Web Guru

My mission is to provide a highly personalised and professional website design solution. I will craft a website for you that is good-looking, modern, easy-to-use, easy to maintain, and search engine optimised to achieve your business goals.

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to check out my website design service.

I'm located in Christchurch, New Zealand, but work with clients from all over New Zealand. I pride myself on my ability to listen carefully and work closely with my clients, enabling them to realise the vision and goals they have for their website and online presence.

I appreciate technology and the web can be intimidating, so I also do my utmost to make the website design process a fun and stress-free experience.

Read my 'How I work' page to learn about my processes and check out my portfolio of work to see if you like my style of website design. I also have a lot of useful and helpful website information on my blog.

Tram Road Fruit Farm

November 15, 2017

Tram Road Fruit Farm is a summer fruits orchard based in Swannanoa in Canterbury. They offer a range of summer fruit with a pick your own fruit option or the opportunity to buy boxed fruit from their stall on Tram Road. They were looking for a simple and clean website that has a big focus…

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Tips on easy ways to record your screen or take screenshots

November 4, 2017

There are a lot of different reasons why you may want to take a screenshot or screencast of your computer screen (or screens if you have a double display). It’s a useful way to have people help diagnose issues for you, or to provide website feedback to your web developer. A screenshot is simply a…

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Free online graphic design tools anyone can use

November 3, 2017

It’s hard to replace a really good graphic designer – they’ve got some ‘mad’ skills that take years to learn, along with a natural ability to match colours and place content in ways that are often foreign to non-designers (such as a healthy respect for ‘white space’). If you’re lucky enough to have a graphic…

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Tips on finding and researching fonts for your website or social media posts

November 2, 2017

The right font can make or break a design so it pays to do a little bit of research or even a bit of online snooping to learn about the fonts that look the best on websites. Fortunately, you don’t have to be that much of a sleuth if you know a few tricks –…

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My first website in a day website build

October 27, 2017

For the first time this year, I have offered a ‘website in a day’ build option. Today has been my first website build using this system. I was lucky enough to have an existing client excited by the prospect of working with me over a whole day to get their new website live in ONE…

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SSL, Google’s ‘Not Secure’ warning and your website – what you need to know about adding SSL to your website and how to do it

October 6, 2017

SSL is suddenly a hot topic thanks to Google. So here’s some information to help you make an educated decision about your SSL requirements. Now, anything to do with website security can become quite a complex topic very quickly. So my goal here is to inform you about SSL (giving you some background information) while…

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G Suite for your email and office set up

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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Hot Springs of New Zealand

July 14, 2017

Author and hot springs expert, Sally Jackson, came to Web Matters for a website to promote the latest edition of her guidebook on New Zealand hot springs. Via the website visitors can purchase the book online, or connect with Sally via social media or her Pledge Me campaign.   View the website online at www.hotspringsofnz.nz

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Shopify Payments launching in New Zealand

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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Oak Ridge Alpacas

June 10, 2017

Oak Ridge Alpacas breed coloured alpacas from their North Canterbury property. This is the third website web have developed for Oak Ridge. www.oakridgealpacas.co.nz   “Michelle is a pleasure to work with. She listened to our brief and then exceeded our expectations when re-designing our website. We are absolutely thrilled with the outcome. Our website is…

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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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Care & Support Plans

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

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WordPress Websites

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

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Website Design Portfolio

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

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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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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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