Sometimes people say nice things about me and I don't even have to pay them.
Or blackmail them.
Here are some of the nice things my clients have said about me.
The Process Technology and Operator Academy and Your Mentor highly recommend Skippy at WordPress Art and Science.
Really “Like” and big, meaty “Thumbs Up” in Facebook speak.
Skippy is a professional and will save you valuable time.
Skippy tells your up front he isn't WordPress "expert" because there is always something new to learn. Yet the benefits of his years of experience are directly passed down to his clients. During the initial interaction with Skippy, Your Mentor learned that the theme that had been painstakingly chosen over a month long search was not compatible with other goals of the Process Technology and Operator Academy. Other ‘webmasters’ considered for the project were unaware of this detail. Skippy is also well versed in the optimal readability mechanics (fonts, colors, layout, etc) and, in summary, just knows what will work.
Skippy is a creative techie artist.
The Process Technology and Operator Academy is a complex technical blog. Skippy’s expertise enhanced WordPress to incorporate the diverse range of PTOA features which include a chronological (book format) blog structure and site registration options of varying levels and authorizations. Skippy either has the experience working with the precise plugin for the application or will take time to research and evaluate the best options.
Skippy listens to the customer.
New blog creators or blog creators that are considering upgrade can rest assured that Skippy “gets” the concept you have in your head; the process of observing the visualized website come to fruition is really quite amazing. Your Mentor suggests that future clients draft out even the scantest of story boards … Skippy has sufficient expertise to inquire where he needs more detail to fill in the blanks. Then go back to writing content while Skippy deals with the nuts and bolts.
Skippy is an excellent teacher.
Skippy interacts with clients via individualized audio and video files. These highly entertaining instructional aides which quickly teach even the marginally computer-savvy among us how to take control of their website in record time.
Skippy offers a sustained relationship.
WordPress Art & Science offers an ongoing relationship after the website is completed. For a very reasonable fee, Skippy will take care of the constant WordPress core, plugin and theme updates plus creating and storing regular backups of your files and WordPress database. Alternatively, Skippy’s instructional aides teach you how to handle the upgrades yourself. The choice is yours. Either way, you will not be left with a site that only works until the next upgrade goes wrong.
Your Mentor / The Process Technology & Operator Academy
I had a problem with my WordPress site I needed to fix.
I was tired of trying to use a bunch of remote people to make content and design changes. They were always too busy or unresponsive. I also wanted to find someone whose face I could see in person - someone who could teach me a thing or two.
I value personal service and face-to-face contact a LOT. I also value talent, responsiveness and amazing people.
Skippy fit the bill perfectly.
Not only did all of my content and design issues get fixed quickly, I've made a friend with an amazing guy. It was important to me that he “get” me and my business. I wanted more than a coder - I wanted someone to bounce marketing ideas off. Again, Skippy was there.
The results I've seen are a definite uptick in website traffic and client applications.
Spending some money with Skippy has resulted in clients spending more money with me.
And that's all I got to say about that.Steve Horsmon / Good Guys 2 Great Men
Skippy is extremely patient and kind, and he’s an excellent Word-Press teacher. This was important to me because I wanted to learn how to manage my own website not just have someone do it for me. Additionally, he’s just an all-round great guy.
Who knew working on a website could be fun? Thanks, Skippy for all you taught me and for being a model of authenticity and integrity in this sometimes crazy world!Teri Ashley / Mindful Expeditions
There are several wonderful things about Skippy as a web designer, and one of them is that he rarely says no.
For example: I first contacted him four days before I wanted to have a blog up and running. Not knowing anything about setting up a blog, I thought I was giving him plenty of time. Instead of letting me know I was nuts, Skippy just made room in his schedule for us to get started. He said we’d have something up in four days. He was ready to pull some late hours to make that happen.
This story has a happy ending because when we met, Skippy tactfully filled me in on some questions to think about: Who was the audience for my blog? What “look” was I after? What tags and categories did I want? Where would the “search” window be? It was obvious I needed to go look at a bunch of blogs and get back to him with what I liked.
A few weeks later, after a collaboration with him that was always smooth, I had a blog that is fun to work with and perfectly matched to my creative vision.
The only time I can remember Skippy saying “no” was when I broached the idea of using Comic Sans as my default font. Even then he didn’t completely rule it out, he just pointed me to sites such as ihatecomicsans.com and comicsanscriminal.com to point out that, of all the fonts in the world, Comic Sans is the most despised. Good to know. I went with Arial. (By the way, he’s also very opinionated about Squarespace.)
Because of what he knows, Skippy saved me a lot of trial and error. He also got me to shoulder my part in the creative process. Then he brought my ideas to life. We were partners!
I also like that he’s a responsible businessperson. He has you sign a contract. He’s prepared for and on time to meetings. (I haven’t always been, but he has.) He’s responsive – if you’re waiting to hear from him, you promptly will. For me, who knew nothing about this game, Skippy has made the process of launching a blog as fun as possible.
Let’s recap: As a web designer, Skippy knows his stuff, he’s accommodating to your schedule, he’s on time to and prepared for meetings, he’s encouraging and interested in bringing your vision to life, he’s friendly and he gets back to you fast. What a pleasure to work with! Email me if you need more details about Skippy, a true advocate for your website.
Tracey Seltzer / Throwing Mom Away
I came to Skippy for help with a complex problem with my WordPress setup. I had been dabbling in the back end of WordPress and had painted myself into a corner with some of the mistakes I had made.
Skippy sat down with me and and he explained very clearly and patiently about how we would go about tackling the problems with my website. He then guided me step by step through the process. I walked away empowered with a great deal more knowledge and confidence than I had before.
Stacy Gardner / Stacy L. Gardner Photography
Skippy is an excellent teacher, helped me to be able to work on my own with my WordPress website. I recommend him, and will use him again without hesitation.
Linda Hoffman / Come Back To The Table