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wordpress specialist

All websites I make are made in WordPress.  It is well supported on the web and is easy for you to edit after handover.  I don’t keep control of your site, but rather give you full access once the build is complete.  Unless you would prefer me to handle all that for you.

Below are some of my favourite sites to date with a peak at their homepages.

Enya Photography

Enya is an up-and-coming photographer shooting mostly weddings and couples in love.  She needed a site to showcase a selection of her work, with a strong focus on encouraging visitors to get in touch with her for bookings.  The subtle, yet noticeable calls to action lead visitors to her contact page.

Her branding is feminine, with lovely colour, so we wanted to bring that through the site without the colour becoming overpowering.  All whilst keeping the focus on her pictures.

She liked the idea of doing something a little bit different and having an artisitic element to the site.  I loved this idea and created a collapsible side navigation menu and offset blocks of colour to contrast the photos.  I incorporated the lovely, delicate illustration that is part of her branding and kept the whole site minimal with lots of negative space.

Rick and Sheira's Wedding

A site celebrating love and the marriage of the lovely Sheira and Rick.  The one-page site features illustrations and the fonts from their invitation, as well as happy pictures of them. 

The site serves to provide guests easy access to the date and time of the ceremony as well as the venue and an interactive map.  There is also a link to their gift list and a instagram grid for their wedding hashtag.

A section to submit songs for their playlist was added at Rick’s request.  And my personal favourite – a countdown timer to the ceremony!

"Loved our wedding website! Amy took our motif and wove it perfectly through the site. Super user friendly and no request was too much."
Rick & Sheira White
happily married lovebirds

Dave's Shop

Dave brings joy to the world with his happy confetti.  So the website needed to reflect that fun!

I worked closely with Dave’s sister-in-law Derryn (of Derryn Schmidt Photography) on this site; she created many of the design elements and had a lot of influence on the overall design of the site.  She and I created this lovely site and wrote the copy throughout.

Dave’s Shop is a fully functioning e-commerce store.

I just love how fun and light this site is!

"I like my website."
David Schmidt
famous confetti maker

jetblack agency

JetBlack is a boutique booking agency for electronic music artists in Cape Town.  They were looking for something bold and different; something that stood out and expressed their artistic vibe.  

I created a strong geometric background using the colour palette chosen by Jarrad, the main dude at JetBlack.  Each page has a slightly different background.  we stuck to plain black and white text and buttons throughout the site.The shiny new site linked through to their soundcloud and their booking platform was integrated as well.

I created a blog template for them to continue to use after the site was complete.

"Amy understood exactly what we wanted from our website and was so patient and helpful throughout the process."
Michaela Juby
booking manager

Oh Happy Day

One of my favourite sites to date, the shiny new site for Oh Happy Day was designed by the immensely talented Kim of Ruby + Swallow and built by me.

The site includes all the usual pages plus a lovely inspiration gallery page with on page filters as well as a very useful blog.  To download the rate card visitors need to submit their details which are sent to a Mailchimp list and then an automatic response is sent with the rate card.  I configured the Mailchimp account and set up the fully styled autoresponder to the list segment I created.

"Working with Amy has been invaluable to me and my clients! We have collaborated on numerous projects where I design the front-end of the site and she creates all the magic on the back-end, and I have always been more than impressed with the way she brings my designs to life with her incredible development skills! She is an intuitive and creative website developer - a rare and lethal combination. Amy consistently makes sure that websites look great and maintain their integrity on both desktop and mobile. It has been a joy working with her as no task is ever too much!"
Kim Clark
owner of Ruby + Swallow

get a shiny new website

be happy

I would love to work with you!  Let’s build you a shiny new website perfect for your business.

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So I've been avoiding posting on socials because all I want to do is post using my new brand style and using my photo shoot pics. But I have to wait until it's all ready for launch! (All the crying face emojis.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Every time I open Planoly and look at the gorgeous grid I made using stock pictures interspersed with some headshots of me and mockups of my work I feel so uninspired and just close the app.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But I gotsta post. So here is a pretty stock pic for your viewing pleasure.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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With my new refined direction and business plan, my brand will be more polished and "bespoke" - I know that word is out of favour now, but I'm too tired to think of a synonym. I will only be using images across marketing channels that have been taken by photographers specially for me, of me and my shit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Keep your eyes peeled for the shiny new codepuffin.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#rebrand #branding #design #stockimages #stockpictures #design #newaesthetic #waistdeepinrebrand #feelinguninspiredbystockimages⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#codepuffin #shinynewcodepuffinloading #rebrandlaunchingsoon #definingmyniche #doingmoreofwhatilove #findingmyidealclients #prettypictures #planoly #stylingthegrid #socialmedia #marketingchannels #whattopost #icantwait #soexcited #ijustwannasharemynewbrand #marketingstrategy #businessplan #mustbepatient #allquietonthegram #instagrambreak
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That I have a little stone collection. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I love picking up pebbles and stones from places I visit.  When you visit a place the landscape looks different with different vegetation and animals and climate. But you can't take those things with you. You can take a stone with you though.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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One of the places that I still want to collect some stones from is the Barbeton area of Mpumalanga (in South Africa for those of you not from around here).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I used to live around there and it's the place that I was born. So there is a strange sense of wanting to go back.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Barbeton Greenstone belt has some of the oldest exposed rock in the world.  And the rock contains traces of some of the oldest life on earth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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How amazing is that?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I have a few chunks of rock collected from the Swaziland side of those mountains.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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One of my favourite stones was given to me by a dear friend who picked it up from the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Ok enough nerding out over geology. Back to the regularly scheduled programming of web development stuff.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#stones #rocks #stonecollection #amateurgeologist #iloverocks #rocksandstones #barberton #mpumalanga #barbertongreenstone #barbertongreenstonebelt #rocknerd #hobbies #collections #oldestexposedrockonearth #earlyearth #tracesoflife #idigress #backtoregularprogramming #mynameisamy #imakewebsites #webdeveloper #wordpressexpert
  • H O B B I ES
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I enjoy crochet and knitting. .
For the first year of my business I had no life outside of work. I was constantly working on and in my business and I didn't make time for any rest or relaxation.
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For that first year I just worked and worked and worked. I worr all thr hats and did ot all myself. And it obviously led to burn out.
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So now I have weekends to myself. Mostly.
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And I make time to practice my hobbies.
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I'm currently crocheting a scarf.
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Don't forget to schedule in time for yourself on this journey of being a badass #girlboss!
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What is your hobby that helps you to unwind?
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#hobbies #maketimeforyourself #dosomething #createsomething #dothething #moretolifethanwork #spendtimeonhobbies #crochet #knitting #mynameisamy #immakingascarf
  • I honestly love making websites. And developing inbound marketing strategies are fun too.
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So I'm working towards an end goal of spending more of my time making websites and less of my time doing other stuff like bookkeeping, emails, chasing clients for content and doing my taxes.
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To achieve this I'm developing systems and putting processes in place to help me reduce the poop stuff I don't like. I'm outsourcing where I can. And I'm defining my target market.
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What's your favourite and worst task you have to do in your business?
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#dowhatyoulove #morewebsitebuilding #lessemails #fuckdoingmyowntaxes #webdesignisfun #wordpresswebsites #codepuffin #imakewebsites #ibuildwebsites #collaborativeprocess #webcreator #mynameisamy #girlboss #websitemaker #webdev #webdeveloper #femmepreneur #creativegirlboss #smallbiz #ownerrun #businesslife #myownbusiness #idonthavetodoitall #icanchoosetodowhatilove #outsourceyourproblems #outsourcingforthewin #nichingdown #chasetheworkyouwant #createyourownreality
  • A lovely site for a #femmeprenuer in the US. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Designed by the incredible Kim from @rubyandswallow.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This was such a fun project to work on because the design challenged me a bit with its overlapping, but precise elements that needed to line up well and be translated into tablet and mobile effectively. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It's just the best to see beautiful designs come to life on the internet.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And collaborating with talented brand designers is my favourite!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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There's nothing quite like working to build a website for a business that has just had a fresh injection of clarity from the branding process with a professional brand designer or strategist.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#alohahealthandwellness #rubyandswallow #codepuffin #webdevelopment #wordpresswebsite #bringingdesignstolife #businessclarity #webdev #webdeveloper #collaboration #buildingbeautifulthings #branddesignerandwebdeveloper #dreamteam #portfolio #someofmyfavouritework #myfavouritekindofwork #bringdesigntolife #developerfordesigners #brandstrategy #brandstrategists #marketingstrategy #seeingthebigpicture #girlboss #wordpresswebsitebuilder #imakewebsites #webcreator #mynameisamy #collaborationforthewin #ilovewhatido
  • WEEK 34
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It's officially the 34th week of the year.
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You've still got 18 weeks left of 2019 to achieve some goals.
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What was one of your goals for this year? Have you achieved it yet? .
One of my personal goals was to read 3 books of fiction. That's right. Just three. .
I used to read books voraciously, but now I read business articles and marketing stuff and web development things instead. I wanted to challenge myself, but keep it totally achievable, so I set the number to three.
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I have read one whole book of fiction so far this year. But I'm not stressed because I still have 18 weeks left of the year to achieve that goal.
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What goal are you going reach in these next 18 weeks of 2019?  Tell me in the comments and let's help keep each other accountable.
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#goals #achievinggoals #SMARTgoals #week34 #week34of2019 #codepuffin #webdeveloper #readmorebooks #read3fictionbooks #wordpressdeveloper #durban #capetown #southafrica #creative #girlboss #wordpresswebsite #smallbizboss #femmepreneur #18weeksleft #achievethosegoals #challengingyetattainable
  • ATTENTION SERVICE BASED BUSINESSES⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Is your contact form a frigid wasteland?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So you have a shiny new website and you eagerly open your emails each morning only to find that there are zero new leads from your contact form. 👩‍💻 ☠ 😵 😭⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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1.  Check analytics to see if people are visiting your site and if they are making it to your contact form. (If you don't have Google analytics on your site then get it.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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2.  Why aren't people making it to your contact form? Is it too many steps away? Consider putting forms on more pages to make it easier for visitors to get to. And don't forget those CTAs (calls to action) to get people to move around your site the way you want them to.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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3.  Is your form too complicated? You want to qualify your leads and get more than just their name and email address, but are you asking too much? People are scared off by forms that look too long and require too much work to fill out. Really think about each and every field that you include on your form (or forms).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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5.  Consider tracking visitors with a heatmap plugin. Analytics will tell you where your visitors are coming from and which pages they are visiting, but a heat map will tell you what they are doing on each page. Then you can see if they are trying to click on things that aren't clickable or if they aren't making it far enough down your home page to even get to your contact CTA.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Now go out there and get those leads! 👩‍💻 🎉 🔥 📄 💵💶💵⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#servicebasedbusiness #contactform #frigidwasteland #leadgeneration #generatethoseleads #itallstartswithalead #marketing #salesfunnel #websitevisitors #googleanalytics #drivetraffic #cta #calltoaction #heatmap #makeiteasy #potentialclients #userexperience #toomanyformfields
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So I've been avoiding posting on socials because all I want to do is post using my new brand style and using my photo shoot pics. But I have to wait until it's all ready for launch! (All the crying face emojis.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Every time I open Planoly and look at the gorgeous grid I made using stock pictures interspersed with some headshots of me and mockups of my work I feel so uninspired and just close the app.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But I gotsta post. So here is a pretty stock pic for your viewing pleasure.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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With my new refined direction and business plan, my brand will be more polished and "bespoke" - I know that word is out of favour now, but I'm too tired to think of a synonym. I will only be using images across marketing channels that have been taken by photographers specially for me, of me and my shit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Keep your eyes peeled for the shiny new codepuffin.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#rebrand #branding #design #stockimages #stockpictures #design #newaesthetic #waistdeepinrebrand #feelinguninspiredbystockimages⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#codepuffin #shinynewcodepuffinloading #rebrandlaunchingsoon #definingmyniche #doingmoreofwhatilove #findingmyidealclients #prettypictures #planoly #stylingthegrid #socialmedia #marketingchannels #whattopost #icantwait #soexcited #ijustwannasharemynewbrand #marketingstrategy #businessplan #mustbepatient #allquietonthegram #instagrambreak
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That I have a little stone collection. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I love picking up pebbles and stones from places I visit.  When you visit a place the landscape looks different with different vegetation and animals and climate. But you can't take those things with you. You can take a stone with you though.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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One of the places that I still want to collect some stones from is the Barbeton area of Mpumalanga (in South Africa for those of you not from around here).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I used to live around there and it's the place that I was born. So there is a strange sense of wanting to go back.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Barbeton Greenstone belt has some of the oldest exposed rock in the world.  And the rock contains traces of some of the oldest life on earth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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How amazing is that?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I have a few chunks of rock collected from the Swaziland side of those mountains.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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One of my favourite stones was given to me by a dear friend who picked it up from the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Ok enough nerding out over geology. Back to the regularly scheduled programming of web development stuff.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#stones #rocks #stonecollection #amateurgeologist #iloverocks #rocksandstones #barberton #mpumalanga #barbertongreenstone #barbertongreenstonebelt #rocknerd #hobbies #collections #oldestexposedrockonearth #earlyearth #tracesoflife #idigress #backtoregularprogramming #mynameisamy #imakewebsites #webdeveloper #wordpressexpert
  • H O B B I ES
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I enjoy crochet and knitting. .
For the first year of my business I had no life outside of work. I was constantly working on and in my business and I didn't make time for any rest or relaxation.
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For that first year I just worked and worked and worked. I worr all thr hats and did ot all myself. And it obviously led to burn out.
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So now I have weekends to myself. Mostly.
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And I make time to practice my hobbies.
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I'm currently crocheting a scarf.
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Don't forget to schedule in time for yourself on this journey of being a badass #girlboss!
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What is your hobby that helps you to unwind?
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#hobbies #maketimeforyourself #dosomething #createsomething #dothething #moretolifethanwork #spendtimeonhobbies #crochet #knitting #mynameisamy #immakingascarf
  • I honestly love making websites. And developing inbound marketing strategies are fun too.
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So I'm working towards an end goal of spending more of my time making websites and less of my time doing other stuff like bookkeeping, emails, chasing clients for content and doing my taxes.
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To achieve this I'm developing systems and putting processes in place to help me reduce the poop stuff I don't like. I'm outsourcing where I can. And I'm defining my target market.
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What's your favourite and worst task you have to do in your business?
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#dowhatyoulove #morewebsitebuilding #lessemails #fuckdoingmyowntaxes #webdesignisfun #wordpresswebsites #codepuffin #imakewebsites #ibuildwebsites #collaborativeprocess #webcreator #mynameisamy #girlboss #websitemaker #webdev #webdeveloper #femmepreneur #creativegirlboss #smallbiz #ownerrun #businesslife #myownbusiness #idonthavetodoitall #icanchoosetodowhatilove #outsourceyourproblems #outsourcingforthewin #nichingdown #chasetheworkyouwant #createyourownreality
  • A lovely site for a #femmeprenuer in the US. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Designed by the incredible Kim from @rubyandswallow.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This was such a fun project to work on because the design challenged me a bit with its overlapping, but precise elements that needed to line up well and be translated into tablet and mobile effectively. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It's just the best to see beautiful designs come to life on the internet.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And collaborating with talented brand designers is my favourite!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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There's nothing quite like working to build a website for a business that has just had a fresh injection of clarity from the branding process with a professional brand designer or strategist.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#alohahealthandwellness #rubyandswallow #codepuffin #webdevelopment #wordpresswebsite #bringingdesignstolife #businessclarity #webdev #webdeveloper #collaboration #buildingbeautifulthings #branddesignerandwebdeveloper #dreamteam #portfolio #someofmyfavouritework #myfavouritekindofwork #bringdesigntolife #developerfordesigners #brandstrategy #brandstrategists #marketingstrategy #seeingthebigpicture #girlboss #wordpresswebsitebuilder #imakewebsites #webcreator #mynameisamy #collaborationforthewin #ilovewhatido
  • I'm waist deep in a fancy rebrand.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So I've been avoiding posting on socials because all I want to do is post using my new brand style and using my photo shoot pics. But I have to wait until it's all ready for launch! (All the crying face emojis.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Every time I open Planoly and look at the gorgeous grid I made using stock pictures interspersed with some headshots of me and mockups of my work I feel so uninspired and just close the app.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But I gotsta post. So here is a pretty stock pic for your viewing pleasure.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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With my new refined direction and business plan, my brand will be more polished and "bespoke" - I know that word is out of favour now, but I'm too tired to think of a synonym. I will only be using images across marketing channels that have been taken by photographers specially for me, of me and my shit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Keep your eyes peeled for the shiny new codepuffin.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#rebrand #branding #design #stockimages #stockpictures #design #newaesthetic #waistdeepinrebrand #feelinguninspiredbystockimages⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#codepuffin #shinynewcodepuffinloading #rebrandlaunchingsoon #definingmyniche #doingmoreofwhatilove #findingmyidealclients #prettypictures #planoly #stylingthegrid #socialmedia #marketingchannels #whattopost #icantwait #soexcited #ijustwannasharemynewbrand #marketingstrategy #businessplan #mustbepatient #allquietonthegram #instagrambreak
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That I have a little stone collection. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I love picking up pebbles and stones from places I visit.  When you visit a place the landscape looks different with different vegetation and animals and climate. But you can't take those things with you. You can take a stone with you though.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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One of the places that I still want to collect some stones from is the Barbeton area of Mpumalanga (in South Africa for those of you not from around here).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I used to live around there and it's the place that I was born. So there is a strange sense of wanting to go back.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Barbeton Greenstone belt has some of the oldest exposed rock in the world.  And the rock contains traces of some of the oldest life on earth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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How amazing is that?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I have a few chunks of rock collected from the Swaziland side of those mountains.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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One of my favourite stones was given to me by a dear friend who picked it up from the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Ok enough nerding out over geology. Back to the regularly scheduled programming of web development stuff.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#stones #rocks #stonecollection #amateurgeologist #iloverocks #rocksandstones #barberton #mpumalanga #barbertongreenstone #barbertongreenstonebelt #rocknerd #hobbies #collections #oldestexposedrockonearth #earlyearth #tracesoflife #idigress #backtoregularprogramming #mynameisamy #imakewebsites #webdeveloper #wordpressexpert
  • H O B B I ES
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I enjoy crochet and knitting. .
For the first year of my business I had no life outside of work. I was constantly working on and in my business and I didn't make time for any rest or relaxation.
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For that first year I just worked and worked and worked. I worr all thr hats and did ot all myself. And it obviously led to burn out.
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So now I have weekends to myself. Mostly.
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And I make time to practice my hobbies.
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I'm currently crocheting a scarf.
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Don't forget to schedule in time for yourself on this journey of being a badass #girlboss!
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What is your hobby that helps you to unwind?
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#hobbies #maketimeforyourself #dosomething #createsomething #dothething #moretolifethanwork #spendtimeonhobbies #crochet #knitting #mynameisamy #immakingascarf
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