Matthew Prodger

Matthew Prodger - Web Developer

Bradford, UK

Expert WordPress web designer who will build you an author site designed to help you connect with your audience and build your brand online.

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Overview

It’s a simple fact of the digital age that all authors and publishers need a great looking website to showcase their work and to connect with their audience.

That is where I can help. With over 20 years experience in the fields of Internet and mobile technologies, I have worked with companies such as the BBC and Sony, as well as a variety of other business clients.

Now I would like to take those years of experience and apply them toward building you an easy-to-navigate mobile and tablet-responsive author website that will showcase your work and provide you with a destination where your fans can find you online.

Here are just some of services that I can provide whether you need a new website or you’ve already got a site that just needs some fine-tuning:

Website Creation:
With my years of web design experience, I can provide you with a WordPress website designed to fit your needs whether that’s a one-page, multi-page, or even an e-commerce site.

Website Optimization:
I’ll give your WordPress website a tune-up, from top to bottom, to improve website performance. This includes things like investigating issues caused by themes, plugins, non-optimized images, poor web hosting, and more.

WordPress Upkeep:
Scheduled maintenance on various items, including theme and plugins updates, will be performed to ensure that your website is always running smoothly.

Go ahead and get in touch, so that we can discuss how I can make your life easier by taking care of the tech work associated with your author site, which will allow you to focus your valuable time elsewhere.
Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Fantasy
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Technology
True Crime
Works with
WordPress

Certifications

  • Google Analytics Individual Qualification

Work experience

Web Designer / Developer

Self-employed
November, 2001 – Present (over 21 years)

Projects

J. M. Mulligan Author Website

A website for a science-fiction writer featuring information on their book with an excerpt and links to where it can be purchased.

Custom artwork has been created throughout the website to give a sci-fi feel to the various pages including imagery that features objects related to the main character and items found in the story.

Sharon Janet Hague Author Website

An author website created for a historical speculative fiction writer highlighting their current series of books, including reviews and excerpts, a blog that has been set up to highlight various topics of interest, and a book catalog providing information on where the novels can be purchased online.

Through the website custom artwork has been created relating to the stories, locations and objects mentioned in the books.

John Malone Author Website

A website for a writer of high fantasy books, with information and an excerpt from the story, and a detailed section on the history and people's located on the fantasy world the author has created.

There has been custom artwork created throughout the website to showcase objects and locations from the book and fantasy world created, as well as to showcase some pieces created by a third-party artist.

Mark Jenkins Author Website

An author website created for a speculative fiction writer showcasing the stories in their book catalog, excerpts and reviews, background stories on the themes from the books, a blog and photo gallery.

Featured throughout this website are multiple pieces of custom artwork created for each of the books that highlight objects and other items related to the stories.

Shelley Nolden Author Website

A website for an author of mystery / thriller books featuring details on the story, excerpt, information on awards won by the author, a blog, and a dedicated page with artwork and content related to the location the story is linked to.

The site contains custom artwork throughout, taking a cue from the vines which are part of the story and linked to the location where it takes place, as well as objects mentioned within the book.

Don Heywood Author Website

An author website for mystery and thriller writer including information on their books and where to purchase them, as well as reviews and excerpts.

Custom artwork has been created to showcase items and themes from the stories.

A.G. Lamar Author Website

A website created for an author who writes speculative fiction is currently offering a number of short stories to the market. The site uses a custom blog post set up to allow easy use of altering the status for details on stories when they are ready for sale, in discussions, or are sold.

There has been custom artwork created for each story along with larger versions created for the Home page.

Adrian Kent Author Website

An author website created for a science-fiction writer with a series of books available. The site features details about the books, upcoming news, a blog, and book catalog providing links to where they can be purchased online.

Featured throughout the website is custom artwork to give a sci-fi feel to the pages, along with unique imagery related to the main character and objects mentioned in the stories.

Black River Lantern Book Website

A website created for the marketing of a fantasy horror book, with information on the story, the main characters from the story and details on where the book can be purchased.

Custom artwork was created to highlight the book artwork and theme of the story, along with content related to the two main characters.

Donna Trovato Author Website

A website for a horror writer featuring information on available books and a collection of short stories posted to the site in a blog format.

The site contains custom artwork created to advertise the books and features items related to some of the content and stories found in them.

Ducan MacLeod Author Website

A website for an author with an extensive collection of books, both in a series and a showcase of new and upcoming books. The site features information on each of the books with links to where they can be purchased online.

Custom artwork was created to showcase the latest book from the author and to highlight the author's series including items and objects from the stories themselves.

David Konrad Author Website

An author website for a children's book series with details about the books available, an introduction to the characters from the series and details of where the books can be purchased.

The website features custom artwork relating to objects and the theme of the books, including those specific to the characters and stories.

E Cantu Alegre Author Website

An author website providing information on a series of books from the author with external links to where they can be purchased online.

The website is themed around the author’s current fantasy series with a forest green styling for the UI and then custom artwork for items and found that are part of the story.

Adam Jordan Author Website

An author site featuring the latest book release and short stories, with links from the detailed book description to sites where the book can be purchased.

The pages contain custom artwork relating to the book and a gritty apocalyptic theme throughout the entire website.

V.L. Young Author Website

An author website providing information on the current books from the author with external links to where they can be purchased online.

The website is themed around the author’s current fantasy romance series with a mix of blood red styling for the UI and then custom artwork for items found in the books and for the headers.

Natasha Omokhodion Author Website

This is an author site with a featured book and a number of short stories also written by the author.

The various pages are themed with custom content related to that book or story page with the UI also coloured to match.

Book Publisher's Website With E-Commerce

A website with added e-commerce features using the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress providing information on the catalogue of books available through the publisher.

The website uses light theme colours counteracted with strong colouring for buttons, and bright images of the front covers from the books that are on sale.

Matthew has 43 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Robert Snyder
Matthew has been there whenever I needed him. Not only does he do quality work, but he also stays in touch and helps wherever he can. Easy to work with and always punctual. I would recommend him to anyone.

Robert Snyder, February 2023

Matthew Prodger
Thank you Robert! It's always been a pleasure working with you and helping with both your author website and newsletter. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in the future.

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Adrian Kent
Matthew has been a great help with my website. The initial design surpassed my expectation. He is quick at making amends and responding to any queries I have. Highly recommend his services.

Adrian Kent, February 2023

Matthew Prodger
Thank you Adrian! I really enjoyed creating your new author website, and it's been a pleasure to keep your website maintained and up-to-date including alterations and additions. I hope we will con...
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Sharon Hague
Matthew is very professional, and his rates are reasonable. All his emails to me were clear. The information he required from me was set out in a way I could follow. The information he gave was comprehensive, without overwhelming one. Top marks!

Sharon Hague, December 2022

Matthew Prodger
Thank you Sharon! I really enjoyed working with you on creating your new author website, and I look forward to working with you on future collaborations.

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Duncan MacLeod
Matthew was able to take my creative ideas for my author website and make them a reality. Anyone who can turn dreams into non-fiction is a magician in my book. He’s cordial, patient, and very talented. I’m so glad I worked with him, and continue to work with him as my writing evolves.

Duncan MacLeod, December 2022


Julie Mulligan
Matthew designed a beautiful, professional, and unique website for me. His communication was outstanding. He clearly detailed every step of the way and listened to all of my input. I would hire Matthew again in a heartbeat.

Julie Mulligan, November 2022

Matthew Prodger
Thank you for your wonderful review Julie! It has been a pleasure to work with you on creating your author website, and I'm so pleased that you're happy with it. I look forward to continuing to wor...
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