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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

Hello! I am Heather Gray, a freelance web developer and designer. I live and work in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. For almost 15 years, I’ve been creating websites with gripping designs that intrigue visitors. Customizing WordPress to create accessible websites is my specialty.

I believe in clear designs, captivating
content and lighter work loads.

I began working with WordPress in 2008 because it’s a platform that most of my clients are already familiar with and the back-end is easy to use and customizable. Also, WordPress has 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. 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 provide you not only with the information you need to maintain your site after launch, but I 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? Let’s connect! I’d love to hear how I can help make your life easier.

I build websites that work:

  • for all types of devices
  • for all kinds of visitors
  • for business owners with limited website experience
  • for business owners with limited time
  • by following security best-practices
  • with quick load times
  • with designs tailored for your needs
  • to respect your visitor’s privacy
  • with modern interfaces
  • by following SEO best-practices

Surfacing

Recently, I’ve had some excellent opportunities to discuss the topics that I specialize in with others.

Heather Gray presenting at WordCamp Hamilton, Ontario.

Recent Events & Articles

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“Heather is amazing! I had a vision for a passion project and Heather helped me flush it out, then customized a WordPress theme to make it a stunningly beautiful reality. She accomplished all this while guiding me through the process, always maintaining clear communication and answering all my questions in easy-to-understand language.

What would have taken me months took a matter of weeks — and I know it’s done right. Can’t wait to get back to writing. Thanks, Heather!”

—Allison Smith
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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