Website Design & Development


A Quality website design is not limited to visual presentation. It is rendered with respect to:

  • Accessibility and usability for the target audience
  • Adaptation to multiple screen sizes
  • Usability for the admins to update the content
  • Flexibility to adapt to new technologies

There is almost no end to re-fining a website on all these domains. Below you will find details on different aspects of a quality modern website.

Website Design & Development

Visual Design & Usability

Visual Design & Usability

UIKIT & Yootheme (Template Framework)

A good visual design reflects the identity, or the personality of the work, in a clear and confident way. It has to be rendered in respect to the wide range of needs and configurations of website users. That is why simplicity, minimalism and giving priority to usability guidelines is helpful, if not essential.

Usability is a measure of how well the users can use a website to reach their goal effectively, efficiently and satisfactorily.

I have extensive experience with Yootheme Template Frameworks since 2009, which I believe is one of the highest quality in the market. Since 2013 I have been working with UIKIT framework, which is a new base for Yootheme, and is highly optimized in terms of code-base and adaptability to multiple display sizes.

Content Management System

Content Management System

WordPress, Joomla, or another

Content management systems (CMS) are softwares that enable content editors to create, edit and publish content to a website, without the need for web-technical knowledge. Two of the widely-used CMSs are WordPress and Joomla, and there are many more in the market. Depending on the needs of the client I can use WordPress or Joomla.

Beside the base software, there are plugins and extensions (additional pieces of software) that help with enhancing these CMSs with additional functionality, security, and technical features.

I have been using multiple CMS systems since 2003 and have seen the evolution of them. Based on experience, I use a set of plugins to enhance the usability of the CMS for my clients. By fully separating the template (visual) framework from content management side, I reduce the complexity of content editing, while maintaining a high level of visual consistency all over the website.

Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization

SEO Framework

In simple terms, search engine optimization refers to the process of improving a website to increase its visibility when people search for related products or services search engines, such as Google. With SEO the chances for the target audience to find your website, through searching for specific keywords, increases.

A complete SEO service has different aspects that needs to be taken care of.

In our studio I do not offer focused SEO services, yet, when I design and develop the website I carry that lens with me. There are functions, pieces of software and features that are included in my work which takes care of the core needs for an SEO friendly website.

Website Hosting

Website Hosting

Optimized / Fully Managed Web-Server

Since the beginning of 2021 I have started offering an in-house website-hosting service. The server hardware is based in Germany, in one of the well-known / highest-rated data centers, serving tens of thousands of customers. The software, from operating system all the way to the web and database servers, plus the security layers, are all designed and managed in-house. This creates some additional advantages for my clients:

  • Avoiding a third party hosting provider reduces the complexity of work specially when there are technical issues, or specific technical needs.
  • The server is highly optimized for the specific softwares that I use.
  • Resources are shared only with my own clients.

This translates into a significant increase of performance, in some cases up to 4-5 times faster processing than a normal shared hosting provider. The performance of a website is considered as an important factor, as it affects the search engine rankings and user experience.

Website hosting is offered only through a yearly based Support & Maintenance package.

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This is a package of best in class web-development technologies, usability oriented design & development services, ongoing support and mentoring sessions, all offered in an affordable cost with a flexible payment structure.

Personal Website Express

This is a package designed to support people launching their personal website in a time and cost effective way. It includes all aspects of a high quality and modern website: well designed, optimized, usable, extendible and supported, enriched with decades of experience in personal coaching and website design.


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