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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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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Logo Design and WordPress Customization for CakeandGreens.com

Written on August 17, 2014 at 11:48 am

Cakeandgreens.com is a new health and fitness blog by fitness instructor Shauna Haddow.  Shauna had me design her new logo and customize a WordPress theme of her choice with her new colours and fonts.  Her blog is full of healthy recipes and fitness tips.  

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Stop the bots: Secure your WordPress website

Written on July 29, 2014 at 11:27 am

WordPress is a popular blogging and CMS platform. It’s free, and comes with access to thousands of great plugins that make web development less expensive and easy to use. But popularity can come with unwanted attention. WordPress is often targeted by a variety of malevolent bots, hackers, and spammers bent on somehow profiting from your misfortune. Luckily there are things we can do to prevent these kinds of attacks.

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New Mini-Website for Tunnel Hill Cottage

Written on July 17, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Tunnel Hill Cottage is a new vacation rental cottage located in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver island.  This newly renovated, fully furnished 4 bedroom cottage is located on private waterfront property and is now available for weekly rental. This single page mini site shows off the cottage with photo galleries of the cottage and grounds and

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New Website for Partnerships for Opportunity Development

Written on June 26, 2014 at 6:27 pm

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Partnerships for Opportunity Development, or PODA, is a non-profit organization based in Victoria that organizes sustainable projects in Africa.  They approached me looking for a low-cost option for a new website that could be completed before an expected baby’s due date (not mine). The new website is built using WordPress and a free WordPress theme called Spacious,

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Website Re-design for ArmchairTourist.com

Written on April 29, 2014 at 6:50 pm

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ArmchairTourist.com is a HD video travel website with over 900 landscape videos from around the world.  Keith from ArmchairTourist.com contacted me about re-designing the website to make it mobile friendly, as many of his viewers are visiting the site on mobile and tablet devices. This new website is built on WordPress CMS and uses both

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New Website Design for Canadian Student Leadership Association

Written on April 8, 2014 at 1:24 am

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Canadian Student Leadership Association (CSLA) contacted me late last fall about upgrading their old website.  As part of their new IT Strategy, they wanted to move from Django CMS to WordPress.  Their old Django site was limiting their access to edit content on their website.  It also had some disorganized navigation menus, and some very

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Responsive Website and Logo Design for MonteVista.ca

Written on January 9, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Monte Vista Drive is a new rural subdivision in Qualicum Beach.  They were using a hosted wordpress.com website with a free theme that didn’t really do much for them.  It was time for something new and fresh.  Their new logo and website shows off the potential of these mountain view lots with a large slideshow

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