To build a website from a value proposition or grow your current position.
We work to be responsive to your customers need's. Responsive Web Development fits to growing range screen sizes and device needs.
Good projects are built to improve business and ROI targets. The best sites evolve and I work with data to grow them for you.
New line of work this year, with startups I have been contracting for and partnering with. I've been consulting and offering advice while building Marketable Valuable Products - MVP - getting them to the marketing and pitching round. Its been an interesting process to try and start with very little and bash it and polish it into shape for a marketing launch and pitching at events and with VC investors.
When you start working with a new startup or any job you start with a company that offers to handle all IT for you. You are given sinny new access to accounts and logins, even your own monogrammed email address. All for your access to new channels and pools of content and communication.
Opening my working up to Mentoring younger php developers and freeelancers
Thank you for getting back to me and laying out what you can offer. It sounds fine to me.
I have listed my question below:
1. What would you recommend as the best way to switch to web development? I'm thinking either to do freelance work or get a job at a place where I can work with web devs closely (I don't have that where I currently work).
For a question like this it might be worth a chat on skype one evening next week.
It would depend what you have to show, in the way of work. If you have some work to show and willing then get a job somewhere. You can find your level and have support to do the work not have to find and then do the work. Often you will also be working in a team so you do not have to do everything.
If you have work and are confident pitching and talking to clients - as a reporter I guess you will have some skills here. If you freelance though you are on your own sort of, as you might say yes I can build that site, and then the client starts wanting things you dont know how to do. If you have the money and time it can be a route in but better for people coming out of uni or a safety net, unless you are an established developer.
So there is not a right answer but you will learn better practices, maybe at a lower rate, but lower stress at a company.
The right answer for me would be go out and network. Talk to people go regularly to meetups (better and cheaper than conferences to meet people). This is so you know people and that you want work and how they do it.
Most freelancing is knowing people and getting referred. Maybe half or more of my work comes through connections or to then say, do you know this X person too, or i also worked on Y project. The rest comes random out of the blue, through seeing adverts and people finding my site.
The only slight difference is contracting, but you tend to have to be a mid to top dev first, where you work at a company just for that project or a few months. You would not suit this though mostly I think.
So tell me where are you coming from, do you know businesses who want sites, or happy to cold call and advertise. Or do you want to learn to be a developer. You learn faster as a freelancer but you will not know if you are learning rubbish as no sounding board, but if client pays ;)
How does that sit with you, can you see some points?
As we reach the mid point of 2015 I have been working with these extensions on joomla agency projects:
Work with a designer or theme to build fully responsive sites from mobile devices to tablet & widescreen desktop
Work and build custom extensions for many popular Open Source CMS like Joomla, WordPress, Django and Ecommerce with Magento
Build up a framework of value based on your customers and metrics, turning up the value. Work with Open Source PHP frameworks.
Great content converts over design impresses your visitors, traffic starts off your site. So ongoing content strategy and PR bring the best visitors.