Hello, my name is Crystal
I'm a web designer and developer in Victoria, BC, Canada
I design and build mobile friendly websites using WordPress

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New WordPress website for Fortheloveofafrica.ca

Written on May 4, 2020 at 2:14 pm

New WordPress Website for Fortheloveofafrica.ca

For the Love of Africa Society is a Victoria based charity serving communities and families in Tanzania.  Their new website is mobile friendly and includes eCommerce pages for making donations to their charitable projects.  It is built using the Enfold WordPress theme and is mobile friendly. Donation pages built with WooCommerce and the Stripe payment

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Planning an eCommerce Store

Written on April 22, 2020 at 4:16 pm

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If you’re planning to set up an online store to sell products online, you can use the questions below as a checklist to work on your eCommerce business plan.

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New Website for Plan4Growth Sales & Marketing

Written on January 31, 2020 at 12:48 pm

Plan4Growth Sales & Marketing

This new website for Plan4Growth Sales and Marketing is built using WordPress and the Bridge premium WordPress theme.  The Bridge WordPress theme includes the Elementor Page Builder, so the Plan4Growth team will be able to edit their own website using a visual, drag and drop editor. The new website is responsive/mobile friendly.  As part of

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20 of My Favourite WordPress Plugins

Written on October 9, 2019 at 2:53 pm

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Since I started working with WordPress almost 7 years ago, I’ve had a lot of time to check out WordPress plugins and try them on client sites and on my own websites.  Here’s a list of some of the plugins I’ve found most useful. 1. WordFence Security I’m putting WordFence as number one because it’s

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Single Page WordPress Website for EclipseBudo.com

Written on October 9, 2019 at 11:14 am

Single Page WordPress Theme for EclipseBudo.com

Last week I completed this small website for eclipsebudo.com, a martial arts studio in Victoria, BC.  Their website design is based on their existing poster design which had very bright colours and the custom cartoon style graphic of the two people practicing their art.  I incorporated those brand elements into a simple responsive website design

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Website Re-design for The Naval Association of Canada

Written on October 9, 2019 at 11:00 am

This summer we launched a new WordPress website for the Naval Association of Canada.  Their old website wasn’t mobile friendly, and they wanted to make changes to the navigation structure and in general make the website easier to navigate. The new design is clean with easy to read text.  A custom layout was designed for

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Adding mailchimp’s drag and drop editor to a custom template

Written on September 24, 2019 at 4:20 pm

Today a client asked me if I could add Mailchimp’s custom drag and drop editor to a custom template.  In the past when I looked up this solution for them, after about 2 hours looking through Mailchimp’s documentation, I found a brief note that said it wasn’t possible to add the drag and drop editor

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Tellywise.tv – Human Curated Online Video

Written on April 25, 2019 at 3:36 pm

TellyWise.tv - Human Curated Online Video

Tellywise.tv is a hobby project of mine which I’ve been working on since Fall 2018.  It is an online video player that streams selected you tube videos in channels using the YouTube Iframe API.  The aim of this project was to create a video service which is positive and safe for all viewers.  Currently featuring

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Custom WordPress Development VS Premium or Free Themes

Written on September 13, 2018 at 6:01 pm

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When building a new website using WordPress, your web designer can either start with a pre-built theme or build a new one for you.  Depending on your situation, one or the other may be a better fit for your website.  Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing which is best for your business.

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