A lot has changed since I first started building websites in 1999. Websites have become more like full-fledged programs and offer many features that can sometimes be challenging to implement. Reusing code saves money and enables programmers to provide more robust and feature-rich sites for their clients. This website began simply as a way to keep track of bits and pieces of PHP and other code that I had written. The Internet community of web programmers is built on the sharing of code and solutions. finalwebsites.com was my contribution to that community. The free code snippets and tutorials are for anyone to use. But, not everyone has the time or expertise to incorporate these solutions into their own projects. If you need additional help or are looking for someone to build a new website or web application for you, I offer those web development services as well.
PHP MySQL Web Applications
When it comes to building PHP and MySQL web applications, the key is finding someone who understands how marketing, web development, Internet security and web hosting must be coordinated into a unified plan. Ideally, that plan identifies any open source or commercial products that can be utilized or if the project will need to be custom built. When beginning a new project, I ask my clients a number of questions. I generally start with these five questions:
- Do you have an existing website?
- How do you currently attract customers to visit your website?
- What do you see as your requirements for your project?
- Is there an open source project or commercial product that covers some or all of your requirements?
- Do you have the budget for a custom solution or will we need to work on finding lower-cost alternatives?
Before you hire any web developer, these questions (and quite a few more) should be asked and answered. Don’t worry if you can’t answer the last two. That’s part of what I do.
I started blogging in 2005 with WordPress 1.5. It would be years before WordPress would become a mature content management system with thousands of themes and plugins. It is now my first choice for new website projects. I offer the following WordPress services:
- WordPress plugin and theme development
- Integration of WordPress and 3rd party web applications
- Building complex WordPress websites
- Building web shops using WooCommerce
As part of my professional WordPress offerings, I help my clients navigate through the thousands of plugins to find those that offer the most functionality with the least amount of resource consumption and security issues.
Search engine optimization is no longer about hiding keywords within the text or buying links. Maintaining rankings on the top search engines requires constant studies of trends, new techniques and your site metrics. You could do it yourself. Or, I could do it for you and let you get back to work on building your business.
I offer a variety of white-glove level web hosting services. Packages vary based upon client budget and resource requirements.
Contact Me For More Information
My company, finalwebsites.com is registered and based in the Netherlands. You can find even more information on my Dutch language website about the services that I offer. If you are interested in our premium web development services, the best way to contact me is by email (contact at finalwebsites dot com). I also welcome your phone call (+31 314 765005) from Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm (CET+1).