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


Lynda.com Tutorials Now Available Through GVPL

Written on August 1, 2017 at 4:24 am

The Greater Victoria Public Library is now offering free access to Lynda.com and their thousands of video tutorials.  All you need to do is sign up using your library card number and pin, and either create an account or connect your old account.  This is a great resource for anyone wanting to learn WordPress, Web Design, HTML, or other computer , business, or creative skills.   These courses are great for adding skills to your resume, or for training staff.

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New Website for Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Written on November 22, 2016 at 4:01 pm

The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine is a meditation garden and spiritual oasis located near Santa Monica, California.  The Lake Shrine is home to a Gandhi World Peace Memorial, a shrine containing Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes, as well as a meditation temple, windmill chapel, houseboat, and a lake surrounded by beautiful gardens. I started working with the

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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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