It’s rare to come across someone who strikes the right balance of web developer and educator like Lara. I hired Lara in 2015 to build my custom and responsive Wordpress website. At that time I only had a simple blog and not much of an online presence. I had an idea of what I wanted and needed, but needed someone to help me flesh out how my website should flow. One of Lara’s strengths is how she guides you through the website development process– starting with a big-picture content and strategy meeting, to brand development and style tiles, to the actual front end design, and then testing and launch. Along the way, she taught me about web development, hosting, new technologies for communication (Slack, Trello, etc.), and how to update my site. She does it all with ease and a smile. I gladly recommend Lara as a web developer and am excited to work with her again in the future.
Using the style tile as a guide, we mapped the design patterns to actual website components and page templates and iterated on the site design as content was added.
Wish List with
Perhaps the feature I am most pleased with in Yuling’s site is the Wish List feature. Yuling did not want to sell her products on the website per se, but she did want to receive detailed inquiries from potential customers that would allow her to give them accurate cost and time estimates.
Our Slack team contained three main channels: #dev, #login-info, and #general. I hired a fellow developer, Matt Lee, to help with some front-end work, and using the #dev channel we kept all of the tech-speak in a place where Yuling didn’t have to be bothered with it.