Recent Developments

OFA · Portfolio

Site: Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Platform: WordPress

Features: Bespoke design, speed enhancements, ajax live search, ajax sorting and filtering, api integrations for weather & membership sections, member login with security features, parallax, scroll-reveal & custom animations, self-hosted fonts, enhanced accessibility features, encrypted secure server.

Concordo · Portfolio

Site: Concordo

Platform: WordPress

Features: Bespoke design, custom logo, screen size responsiveness, premium fonts, compression and caching speed enhancement, back-up and security add-ons, cross-browser tested, encrypted secure server.                                                                            

Breathe lifeinto your ideas!

Heather Gray, Website Developer

I am Heather Gray, a freelance web developer and owner of Tread Lightly Website Development & Design. I live and work in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Over the past 10+ years, I have been creating websites with gripping designs that intrigue visitors. I am proficient in css, php, ajax, JQuery, JavaScript, and html, and I specialize in WordPress website development.

I believe in clean designs, captivating
content and lighter work loads.
I began working with WordPress in 2008 because it is a platform that most of my clients are already familiar with and the back-end is easy to use and customizable. Also, WordPress has such a massive plug-in and theme repository, and is such a flexible a platform, chances are the feature you want for your website has already been built, and can simply be dropped in to reduce development costs. So many sites run on WordPress, finding both managed and shared hosting is easy. I attend WordPress conferences and am always studying in order to keep my knowledge of the best themes, plugins, hosting packages, and my WordPress standards and skills up-to-date.

I not only provide you with the information you need to maintain your site after launch, but also try to make it easier for you to do so. Or if you like, check out my On-going Care package. I can monitor your site, provide minor updates and run routine back-ups to ensure that your site is performing well and is kept secure.

Running a business takes a lot of care and effort. Are there tasks you’d like to offload? Areas where your business could use a boost? Please, email me! I’d love to hear how I can help make your life easier.

Some areas where I can help you:

  • Responsiveness to various screen sizes
  • Clarifying the editing area
  • Accessibility
  • App integration (MailChimp, PayPal etc.)
  • Animating
  • Automating back-ups
  • Designs made-to-order
  • Speed improvements
  • Security features
  • SEO
  • Customizing Forms
  • & more
 
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“Heather has been a godsend to me in terms of how quickly she is usually able to reply to my requests, and also in terms of taking care of the technical aspects of website management. She has both worked with designs developed by my graphic designer and also created new layouts from scratch based on her existing knowledge of my brand …

‘Tread Lightly’ isn’t just her company name — she embodies this easy going, mindful and gentle approach as her way of being in the world, and it is a pleasure to work with her.
Highly recommended.”

—Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP
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“Heather Gray is a computer genius! She guided me with patience and expertise through the designing of my website. I am so thrilled with her work and continue to have an ongoing relationship with her in order to access her ideas, knowledge and wisdom of computer language and technology. I highly recommend working with Heather from Tread Lightly!
You won’t be disappointed.”

—Heather Hale