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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WordPress

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.

If you are interested in working with me, 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.

Meet Michelle

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

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What clients say...

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Yogamani

"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”!

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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".

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"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.

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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

WordPress Security Notice – Update Now, WordPress site defacement warning

By Michelle | February 8, 2017

There has been a security issue with an older version of WordPress and all WordPress web sites should be immediately updated to the latest version of WordPress which is version 4.7.2. Sites that are running older versions of this software are vulnerable to being hacked with site defacement. Depending on the configuration of your website,…

Why strong branding leads to a better website design and why it might be time for a re-think about your logo

By Michelle | January 30, 2017

Many a web designer has sat at their computer monitor in quiet despair, looking at a glowing blank screen wondering how on earth they’ll integrate their client’s logo into a website design they can live with.  A logo may seem like a small part of a website design, but it can have a large impact…

Here’s a useful guide for when you’ve been delegated the company website

By Michelle | January 4, 2017

It’s a New Year, and with it, you may have gained a new responsibility – the company website. Now if the website has been a bit of ‘hot potato’ within the business, then things could be a little disorganised. Now, even if you think things are sorted, there’s all of those things you ‘don’t know…

Thinking about buying and using a premium WordPress theme on your website? Here’s a few things you need to know.

By Michelle | December 15, 2016

WordPress is hugely popular – it now powers 27% of the websites online. Numbers like that attract attention and people seeking to make money go where the demand is, so becoming a premium WordPress developer is an attractive way to make money – with some of the leading developers raking it in.  Of course, there’s…

Welcome to my very long overdue new website

By Michelle | December 1, 2016

As they say, good things take time, but if you’d have told me this time last year (roughly when I started planning and developing this new site) that I’d take a full year to get it online, I’d have been rather surprised.   It’s been quite a journey though and I’m glad I’m finally here…

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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