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
Education & Reference
Technology
Works with
WordPress

Certifications

  • Google Analytics Individual Qualification

Work experience

Web Designer / Developer

Self-employed
November, 2001 – Present (over 20 years)

Projects

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.

Matthew’s Playroom Author Website

An author site for children’s picture story books with information on the stories available and links to where they can be purchased, along with a blog and other information.

Features of the website include custom artwork for each of the pages and theming to match the look and design of the artwork from the books.

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.

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 33 reviews

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Anthony Gibbs
Matthew was great to work with. He was hired to refresh my author website and he did a magnificent job. His communication was detailed and precise. He introduced me to a number of tools to enhance the site and my interaction with it. He also provided perfect artwork choices that connected well with my writing. If you need a hand with the technical work of your website, I highly recommend Matthew!

Anthony Gibbs, May 2022


John Malone
A professional web designer with a significant amount of knowledge, talent, and honed skill then I could've asked for or expected. Coordinating with Matthew on the first steps through website creation - I knew at once that we were on similar wave lengths in terms of aesthetic, security, and communication. Matthew's communication is so awesome it feels like a luxury at times - beyond and above...
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John Malone, April 2022

Matthew Prodger
Thank you for your wonderful review John! It was a pleasure working with you, and I really enjoyed creating something unique for you and your books. I look forward to continuing our collaboration t...
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Maria E Cantu Alegre
Matthew is professional, kind, and an expert in his field. He created a gorgeous website for me and has provided maintenance. I am beyond pleased.

Maria E Cantu Alegre, April 2022

Matthew Prodger
Thank you Maria, it is a pleasure to keep your website maintained and updated. I look forward to continuing this service for you in the future.

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Don Heywood
Mathew designed and maintains my author website. He is both professional and dedicated in keeping my website up to date. Would HIGHLY recommend!

Don Heywood, February 2022

Matthew Prodger
Thank you Don, it is a pleasure to keep your website maintained and updated. I look forward to continuing this service for you in the future.

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Adrian Kent
What can I say! Matthew provided an exceptional service and final product. My author website exceeded my expectations and has achieved everything I wanted and more. I am very happy with the service which was timely and full of added value. The design of the site and the artwork is fantastic. Nothing was ever too much for Matthew, and it was great working with him. Thank you,

Adrian Kent, January 2022

Matthew Prodger
Thank you for the great review Adrian! I really enjoyed working on your website and creating the artwork to compliment your books. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with you in the future.

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