I am Sue Fernandes, and I am a web designer and developer, based in Stockport, Cheshire.
Welcome to my portfolio site which showcases some examples of my recent design work and hopefully gives you a flavour of my design style and the skills which I can bring to your next web project.
Other than designing for the web my passions include my beautiful young family, taking fantastic holidays in Florida – our favourite place on earth – learning and improving my design skills and spending far too much time messing about with Photoshop – its addictive you know!
My journey with design started about 12 years ago when we bought our holiday home in Florida. We needed a website and I decided that I wanted to do it myself (as you do). The first site was abysmal and frustratingly difficult, but slowly my skills improved and I managed to make a passable fist of it. Eventually it became clear that my ambition was far in excess of my skills and formal training was required.
The next two years were spent studying at home for the CIW Internet Webmasters qualifications, along with a host of online courses and tutorials aimed at improving and expanding my design skills. Add to that a recent course in Advanced WordPress with wordpress co-founder Mike Little and I can now combine all my skills and training with the powerful WordPress Content Management System to give the best quality site possible for my clients, with the added functionality to make them ‘sing’.
You can find out more about WordPress here
I am also involved in the Manchester WordPress User Group. A great group of people, both professional and amateur, who are dedicated to expanding our knowledge and sharing technical and marketing expertise to help others achieve what they intend through WordPress.
All my sites are bespoke, based on the clients needs, hand-coded with the powerful backup of the WordPress platform, the structure of the Genesis framework and the latest in semantic HTML and CSS techniques.
This, I believe, gives a perfect balance of the three key areas: great graphic design, up to date technology and relevant SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
To get your site up and running as quickly as possible I can also help with your web hosting and domain name needs. So, if you have an idea for your website but are not sure how to get it online then please get in touch for some helpful ideas and great rates.
Want to know a little more about me and what I do? Check out my June 2015 Interview with UK Genesis: Here