You’ve probably seen a lot of cheap PSD to WordPress services in your time. You may even have used a couple. If you have, you’ll probably know they don’t work very well. It simply isn’t possible to plan, build and test a valid WordPress theme from a PSD in 3 days, so I don’t try to compete.
Instead, I take a bit longer and ensure your WordPress theme is well-coded and easy-to-use for years to come.
I build great WordPress Themes
I don’t build super complicated themes where every line of code references 10 other files scattered throughout the theme folder. I build themes that are easy for designers and other developers to maintain.
Likewise, I don’t use CSS preprocessors because vanilla CSS works brilliantly. And why people use custom PHP statements to do something there’s already a WordPress template tag for, I will never know.
I’m fanatical about search-engine friendliness and simpler content management, so expect those things when you work with me.
I support the themes I build
Because website content, WordPress’ core code, plugins and the Web itself are constantly evolving, supporting a WordPress theme through it’s life cycle is important to me, and I offer 2 support options to keep you & your clients on-track.
From the date I deliver your theme files, you’re entitled to 30 days free email support. This covers technical issues or bugs you might find when you add real-world content, or training for you & your clients. Email me and it’ll be done within 48-hours.
After your 30 days are up I offer support on an as-needed basis, charged in 30-minute blocks. Just email me directly and I’ll quote you to fix your theme, add functionality or provide training for you & your client.
Are we a good fit?
- If you’re a freelancer or you run a small design agency but don’t have time/expertise to code your own WordPress themes, we’re probably a good fit.
- If you have regular projects and want to establish an ongoing partnership, we’re probably a good fit.
- If you’re looking for someone to build a theme in 3 days for less than the cost of a decent meal, I doubt we’ll be a good fit.
Discuss your next project
Whether you’re about to start a new project or you already have designs ready to code, get in touch to see how I can help you.
Oh, you wanted to know about me?
OK then, my name is Dave Wilkinson and thinkdave.com is a freelance Web development business I started in 2004 when I realised my Marketing qualification wasn’t worth the paper it was written on.
I live in North Yorkshire with my wife, 2 sons, a dog, a cat and an assortment of Apple products.
I sometimes use Twitter, mostly to keep up with the WordPress community and complain about things. In my spare time I’m an aspiring hand-tool woodworker. I have perfected the art of reducing useable lengths of timber into worthless shavings.
I’ve both hired Dave as a developer and worked in partnership with him on projects, and I would do so again without hesitation. His work quality, dilligence and friendly nature make him my top recommendation on anything WordPress related – Mark Bowley, Bowley Design.
Dave communicates clearly and without jargon and takes time to get to know his customers as individuals. His pricing and work is transparent and very fair: he delivers what he promises and listens well. If you need to start or develop a website, you will enjoy the process if you choose Dave and be happy with the results – Jane Cordell, Getting Equal.
Our expanding web design company needed a high quality development partner to do justice to our WordPress websites. Dave delivers on his promise to provide high quality, reliable outcomes that match the vision we create for our clients. I have no hesitation in relying upon Dave’s WordPress services, particularly using Genesis which is our WordPress framework of choice – Peter Freeman, Director, Woof Media.
One cannot underestimate how powerful it is to have a developer say simply: “You design it, I’ll code it,” and actually mean it, but there has been no instance in nearly 2 years of work together when Dave has been unable to code something we have designed exactly as we wanted – Zac Cohen, ZAC Digital Agency.
I have worked with Dave on several projects. He is attentive to detail, responsive to emails, helps me find the best options to implement my ideas, and writes clean, well commented code. He has saved me lots of time and energy on projects as my business grows – Kathy Jacobs, Kathy Jacobs Design.
Just wanted to say thank you for being patient with my hugely overbearing enthusiasm – and well done. The site looks wicked, lots of people are loving it already and it feels great. Do me favour: if one of my competitors asks you for similar work can you at least quadruple your prices? – Richard Baxter, SEOgadget.