Hi, my name is Ben and I’m a freelance WordPress web developer and designer based in Sydney, Australia.
I design and develop custom WordPress and WooCommerce websites from scratch using proven user experience principles and a fresh, yet familiar design ethos to create accessible and engaging mobile responsive websites with an emphasis on usability and performance.
An online metronome built using HTML5 Web Audio API
Metronome dot click is a free online metronome tool that generates and keeps steady audio pulses. This app project features adjustable tempo and time signature controls, a tap tempo button and flashing lights synced to the system audio clock. Keyboard controls are also enabled. For best performance, this project was developed as an incredibly lightweight and optimized package without any external library dependencies.
Jazz saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer.
The simple and attractive interface of the Jump+ design belies the complexity of this custom developed mobile responsive website, which integrates WooCommerce and BuddyPress with the WordPress CMS to create a versatile online shopping platform with a community focus.
The Book Basket Company delivers gift baskets filled with carefully chosen selections of books for babies anywhere in Australia.
As designer and developer, I created this playful WordPress website to be intuitive for customers to use and commercially effective. Behind the scenes, it runs on a custom WordPress + WooCommerce theme and uses the PayPal payment gateway for easy payments and simple PCI compliance.
Australia’s largest network of mobile device charging stations.
I provided my services as a developer to build a new mobile and tablet responsive website for Chargebar, the leading nationwide vendor of mobile phone charging systems based in Sydney, Australia. This eCommerce website project uses WordPress and WooCommerce, and includes a custom multi-stage checkout system, seamless integrations with Campaign Monitor, Salesforce, eWay, Olark and Xero, and many clever design features to streamline the customer experience and generate a high conversion rate.
Australian chapter of buddhist association Soka Gakkai International.
The custom WordPress theme for SGI Australia which I provided both design and development is mobile responsive, highly accessible and uses the WooCommerce eCommerce toolkit to provide a sophisticated on-line shopping platform for their book store and associated products. Under the hood this website uses the PCI compliant eWay payment gateway and integrates with Australia Post’s API to provide accurate shipping costs.
Melbourne podiatrist with clinics in Pascoe Vale and East Keilor.
Sole Podiatry approached me to re-develop their outdated Joomla website and move across to WordPress for a better content management system (CMS) platform experience. Using their existing brand guidelines and assets, I designed and built a custom mobile responsive website with an intuitive layout, simple navigation structure and easily accessible contact details for their clinics in both desktop and mobile formats.
Industry leader in sustainable trail construction world-wide.
I designed and developed this mobile responsive and SEO optimized WordPress website for the Adelaide based trail building company TrailScapes Pty Ltd to showcase their trail building projects online and establish a strong digital presence. The performance optimization and original website copy-writing provided for this project has subsequently seen their website achieve excellent organic rankings on all of their target search keywords.
Adelaide lounge band featuring a smooth, sophisticated blend of soul and jazz classics with a dash of 21st-century chill and lounge grooves.
I created a simple but visually elegant mobile responsive website for The Vibe Band in Adelaide, Australia using WordPress plus GigPress and SoundCloud to provide a strong digital platform to promote their group.
For this project, I designed and developed a brand new website for internationally renowned jump rope artist Adrienn Banhegyi. My custom WordPress website design for her site features a blog, media gallery and video section along with an event management widget to allow upcoming events and performances to be displayed.
Specialist crane hire and rigging company in Melbourne, Australia.
Premier Cranes contracted me to design and develop a custom WordPress website to showcase their crane fleet, equipment, services and projects, as well as integrate with their social media accounts. My mobile responsive design also features a custom Trello integration which allows comments on ongoing projects to be posted and read remotely by their team.
Mazda performance racing and automotive service specialist.
Using existing branding guidelines, I created this custom WordPress website for Melbourne based automotive experts Mazworx Performance. The high octane design is inspired by their custom performance vehicles and the site provides information about all of their services along with a gallery of recent projects and a Facebook feed integration.
Adelaide baking school established by multi-award winning baker Matthew Thorpe to inspire and educate people on how to bake at home.
The Baker’s Treat website is a simple one-page design providing information and an on-line portal for customers to sign up for baking courses in Adelaide. The website is built on WordPress and features a customized booking portal using the Paypal payment gateway for simple administration. I also created all of the branding elements and logo for Bakers Treat.
Adelaide blues band featuring the music of Muddy Waters
I built this WordPress website for prominent Adelaide blues group the ‘Muddy Road Band’. The design features a simple navigation structure and uses GigPress and SoundCloud to allow the band to easily update their upcoming gigs and showcase their latest musical tracks.
Q: What do CNN, Time Magazine, TED, Russell Brand, The Rolling Stones and Nicole Kidman have in common?
A: Easy! They all have WordPress websites!
There are over 60 million WordPress websites in existence worldwide, including many by high profile companies, blogs and celebrities; in fact, the website you are looking at right now is built on WordPress!
WordPress began as an open-source blogging platform in 2003 and since then, it has evolved into an incredibly versatile, powerful and easy-to-use content management system (CMS) with a huge active community behind it. I've found it to be one of the most intuitive platforms for clients to learn how to use and am an expert at creating custom WordPress and WooCommerce eCommerce websites to suit any requirement.