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 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
Non-Fiction
Art
Education & Reference
Fiction
Children's - Picture Books
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Works with
WordPress

Certifications

  • Google Analytics Individual Qualification

Work experience

Web Designer / Developer

Self-employed
November, 2001 – Present (almost 18 years)

Projects

Book Publisher's Website With E-Commerce

A website with added e-commerce features 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.

How To Draw Illustrations Website

A multi-page website providing information on a collection of books that teach both children and adults the basics of creating cartoon illustrations.

The design of the site is bright and colourful to contrast with the black and white illustrations in the books themselves. The various images shown on the website that highlight pages from the books were custom created.

Monkey In Our Tub Children's Book Website

This website consists of a single page providing information on a fun children's story book that tells the story of a mysterious monkey and his evening plans.

The site contains custom artwork, a downloadable activity sheet and links to purchasing.

To Write Writing Prompts Book Website

The To Write Writing Prompts book website provides details on how the book is designed to help writers in creating new content by providing inspiring topics and prompts.

The theme for this site provides clear and easy-to-read information with links to the online stores where the book can be purchased.

Colouring Book Blog Website

A blog site providing reviews on adult colouring books available to purchase online.

The blog articles and galleries feature custom-created artwork highlighting pages from the colouring books mentioned in each article.

Gild Colouring Book App Website

This is a one-page website providing information on a colouring book app for Apple devices that features fantasy and sci-fi themed artwork.

The website provides information relating to pricing of the content, along with examples of the coloured in content.

Other Accomplishments

- As an external contractor for Games By Design, a gambling games design company, designed and developed a number of web-based fixed-odds betting games from basic design concepts for William Hill online with one of the most popular games seeing over £250,000 profit per week.

- Created a design service for UK and US-based businesses and organisations providing custom HTML, WordPress, WooCommerce, and PrestaShop websites, as well as unique artwork for use in client websites and other material.

- Was approached by the BBC (21st Century Classroom Department) to produce an educational Augmented Reality PC app to educate children on health, fitness, and dietary requirements.

- Collaborated with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) as a First-Party Developer working on innovative camera input control systems, such as Optical Flow and Augmented Reality, as the first step into using new technologies on their Sony PlayStation Portable game console and camera peripheral.

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