Hello, and thank you for visiting Web Matters

I'm a Christchurch based website designer with clients from all over New Zealand. My mission is to deliver modern and results-focused websites that look fantastic and achieve my clients' business goals.

With over 20 years of experience in designing and building websites, you can be confident that you will have a smooth delivery of your website. Along the way, I will definitely teach you some new skills as I believe in empowering my clients to take charge of their online marketing as much as they can.

It's my sincere hope that you will also have a fun and enjoyable experience - as I've worked hard to make sure the process is as seamless as possible.

Michelle Sullivan
Christchurch Website Designer

My websites are:

  • Beautiful
  • Results focused and goal oriented
  • Easy to edit and update with a CMS
  • Mobile friendly
  • Search engine optimised
  • Use the latest web technology
  • Use SSL (secure certificate)

I pride myself on:

  • Being Professional
  • Being Friendly
  • Having a strong customer focus
  • Having a strong work ethic
  • Upholding high standards

To Get Started

I ask that all serious prospective clients complete my online website worksheet.

The worksheet will take some effort on your part to fill in, but it's worth it, as not only will it get you thinking seriously about your business and your website goals, it will give me an excellent understanding of your business as well.

Featured Work

I will work hard to build you a good-looking, modern, easy-to-use website that is optimised
to achieve your business or professional goals.


Paul and Deb Harding-Browne

Noboundaries Furniture

Michelle impressed us with her down to earth style and we found her very easy to talk to. Once our webpage went live, it completely transformed our business. Now, almost all our customers find us on Google and contact us directly via the web-page. We can't recommend Michelle and her business Web Matters highly enough.

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Ongoing Website Care and Support

Our business relationship doesn't end after the site goes live - I'm here for you for the long haul and ready to help you develop your website as your business changes.

As website technology keeps changing, websites are no longer ‘set and forget’.  So just like your desktop software, your website must be kept up to date to keep it working optimally and to keep secure. That's why I offer website care plans to keep everything running smoothly.

Regular updates to your website content will also help you get the most out of your website investment, so I include content updates each month as part of our ongoing website care and support plans.

Each care plan also includes the hosting of your website, daily backups, security scanning, uptime monitoring and the setup and maintenance of a secure certificate (SSL). Don't worry if those things are new to you, or you're not sure what they are - I do, and I know how much of a difference having these things in place will make to your website.

Latest Blog Posts

Fun Raiser Shopify E-commerce Website Goes Live

August 8, 2018

Web Matters has been working with Fun Raiser NZ to build an e-commerce website via the Shopify system. Fun Raiser NZ  sell coffee and hot chocolate to fundraisers looking to raise money for schools, sports teams and charities and so forth. View the website online at https://funraiser.co.nz

One Check – a business name check service from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

May 24, 2018

I recently received an email from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment about their new One Check service – a quick an efficient way to find out if you can use a business name. As I deal with a lot of startups I have come across the situation where people have failed to realise that their…

G Suite for your business email

May 17, 2018

I’m often asked for advice on email service providers and after many years of happily using G Suite, this is the email service I highly recommend to my clients. It also comes with productivity tools I use every day like Google Docs and Google Sheets. What is G Suite? This is the email service provided…

GDPR Resources for New Zealand Businesses

May 8, 2018

This guide is to give you a brief introduction to the GDPR and to provide you with some links that go into further details about it. This blog is not provided as legal advice, and we would strongly recommend you consult with a lawyer about your need to comply with this regulation. What is the…

A lesson in website usability from comedian Michael McIntrye

December 22, 2017

This hilarious video from UK funny-man Michael McIntyre should be compulsory viewing for all website designers and developers – especially those working on e-commerce or online booking website. Michael (my favourite comedian) has some strong words about the frustrations we all experience trying to just book something online. Warning contains strong language and may not…

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