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


How to Learn Web Design (Part 1)

Written on August 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm

A while ago someone asked me where they should begin if they wanted to learn how to build websites.  They had built a site using a WordPress theme, but they didn’t know how to make changes to the design.  Depending on where you live, there may or may not be a college or university offering

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New Website for Seattle Center of SRF

Written on January 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm

Seattle Center of Self-Realization Fellowship

The Seattle Center of Self-Realization Fellowship contacted me to re-design their website.  They were looking for an updated design that matched Self-Realization Fellowship’s existing branding.  They also wanted the website to be mobile friendly.  

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New website and logo for BCFoodSecurityGateway.ca

Written on November 20, 2015 at 10:00 pm

BC Food Security Gateway

The BC Food Security Gateway website is a resource portal for information on Food Security in British Columbia.  The BC Food Security Gateway website a project of the Public Health Association of BC and the Provincial Health Services Authority of BC.  Their new website is hosted with a secure, cloud based WordPress host in Canada.  WordPress

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New Website for Seaview Beach Resort

Written on November 18, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Seaview Beach Resort’s new custom designed website is mobile friendly, and built using WordPress.  New photo galleries showcase their cottages in Qualicum Beach, as well as wildlife photography taken by guests (look out for the bunny with the beard).

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Website and Logo Redesign: PHABC

Written on August 12, 2015 at 9:18 pm

The Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) was desperate for a new website.  Their old site was an eyesore, difficult to navigate, and ran on an outdated CMS system.  The new website is built on WordPress and is mobile friendly.  With a simpler navigation system, search, and less out-of-date content, it will be easier for their

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Mobile friendly upgrade for HarmonyHealthcare.ca

Written on July 13, 2015 at 11:40 am

After the new google search updates were released this spring, John from Harmony Health Care contacted me to upgrade his website, which I had built in 2009, to a mobile friendly version. We also increased the page width of the website for desktop users and made a few improvements to the home page.

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Google’s New Mobile Friendly Search Update

Written on May 25, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Google has recently launched an update to its mobile search, giving higher priority to websites designed for small screens.  This won’t affect results returned via a desktop search, but if your users are searching via their phone, not having a mobile friendly website could affect your website search rankings.  For more info, read Rolling out

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Bloodhound Home Inspectors – New Mobile Friendly Website

Written on May 25, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Bloodhound Home Inspectors is a new Victoria business by owner James Tillapaugh.  James had his logo and website designed by Mark Bawden, and contacted me to transform the design into a responsive (mobile friendly) WordPress website.

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Responsive Upgrade for EmpoweredChoices.com

Written on April 27, 2015 at 8:01 pm

After hearing about Google’s new mobile search ranking update, Anne from Empowered Choices Counselling and Therapy contacted me to update her existing website to a mobile friendly version.  Anne was my first client when I started doing website design professionally in 2008.  7 years is a lifetime in website design, and much of the code

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Website Re-Design for Axiom Mould Experts

Written on October 2, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Axiom Mould Experts’ new website is mobile friendly and built on WordPress CMS.  Their goals for this re-design were to add their new logo (company name change from Eco-Impact), improve search engine optimization for the Victoria area, and to allow Ryan, the company owner to update text content himself.  They had recently expanded their business from Vancouver to Victoria,

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