Recommendations

I get asked to recommend graphic designers, web hosts & domain name suppliers on a fairly regular basis so I thought I would add a page for my main recommendations here.

Hosting

SiteGround* – In early 2017 I moved all my sites to SiteGround after experiencing problems with my previous host over the last year, and have been delighted with the service. My sites are faster and have more uptime.

Web Hosting

Domain Names

LCN – Recently we have been using LCN for domain names and have been very pleased.

Graphic Designers

Although I can create graphics for you, I will be the first to admit I don’t have amazing rock star graphic design skills! I can use stock graphics, your own photos & typography to create something cool, or you can turn to a graphic designer to create a header for me to craft a theme around.

Jade Alana Marshall Design – Jade is a graphic designer who can turn her hand to both personal blogs & commercial products, both online & print. She can help you develop a brand, and her pricing is very reasonable.

Jade does not install the theme elements she creates herself, and I have now converted several of Jade’s site designs to WordPress themes with very good feedback. Not only does Jade create header images, sidebar images, social media buttons & graphics for your social media accounts, she creates a cohesive colour scheme & font choices to give the design a great overall look – which makes my job easier!

Ellie Illustrates – Ellie creates beautiful hand drawn blog headers, badges & backgrounds. She will upload these theme elements for you if you have a theme already installed, but if you want to take it a step further I can create a custom theme to perfectly suit your graphic designs, with custom fonts, colours, and great functionality.

Ellie Illustrates

Magic Feather Designs – Jen has a great eye for design and although she works primarily with Blogger blogs, she can create banners, badges & social media icons for WordPress sites, which I can then use as a basis to create a theme. She works with small businesses & bloggers and has very reasonable pricing.

Kaye from Hello Archie – I’ve worked on one or two of the sites that Kaye has done the header designs for, and like her stuff. Her prices are very good, so she is definitely worth checking out!

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