Heather Gray, Website Developer
I am detail-oriented and have a knack for the creative, technical work required for a website developer. With over 15 years experience, I have cultivated an expertise in working with WordPress especially. I can create themes and plugins from scratch, which allows me to ensure that the code is written cleanly and accurately, and meets WordPress Coding and AODA Accessibility Standards. All of your website software can then be easily updated, kept secure and can be streamlined for speedier load times. It is my chief objective to ensure that everything is safe and operating as intended, prior to launch.
As a freelance website developer specializing in WordPress, I have been helping small businesses and community groups across Canada find website solutions to meet their growing needs. I work personally with clients on all aspects of their website and ease the burden of managing their website after launch.
Being a freelance website developer, I have had the opportunity to develop websites using various hosting services and can provide educated help in finding a hosting solution that is a good fit for your site. Website hosting is best explored on a case by case basis, because different organizations have different needs.
Once your website is ready for launch, there will be more work ahead. I have put together some packages to help ensure your website functions as intended. My On-Going Care Package provides subscriptions to important premium plug-ins, crucial back-ups, updates and site security monitoring, so you won’t be left stranded.
To see how all of this translates into actual designs in the wild, explore my work and discover the web development solutions that I have provided for other small businesses and community groups.
Writing & Speaking
In the before times, I’ve had some excellent opportunities to discuss the topics that I specialize in with others. Teaching others provides a way for me to give back to the community that has helped me learn so much.
I love meeting all of you and I look forward to times when we can help each other thrive.
If you’re looking for someone to discuss accessibility, development or design at your next event, workshop or meet-up, connect with me. I never get tired of exploring how to make all websites work well for everyone.
“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