Website design matters.

Latest Website Projects


A new website for Bush and Beyond in Karamea, a long established business conducting guided walks in Kahurangi National Park. 

Re-built to use WordPress the new website is properly optimised for mobile devices, especially concentrating on the speed of page loading which is critical for good Google rankings. It also uses WooCommerce for bookings and online payments in a smooth transaction process.  


A website rebuild for  Club Buller in Westport. The old website seemed to have been left unfinished prior to COVID and had a few issues that were best resolved by a fresh start.  

The website promotes the Club and its important place in the local community. As it’s a not-for-profit organisation our charges for the website, the hosting and for on-going maintenance are lower than normal.



A new website for a new business – Tamara’s Art Station. A simple, inexpensive website to start with and a full WooCommerce online shop to follow. 

For a new business it’s usually wise to start a website small and early, growing it the in the direction the business grows. And getting online sooner than later helps the domain and its contents get indexed by Google, Bing etc., minimising delays in establishing a ranking when the full website gets going.




A new website for West Coast Horse Adventures. It includes on-line calendar booking of rides and treks using the Stripe payment gateway and interfaced with WooCommerce. 

This website was started by another developer late last year who seems to have disappeared and the client was left with an unfinished website, so it’s been a classic case of website rescue.



Custom Fencing asked that an older website of ours now be updated, after some 6 or 7 years. A slightly new look (the old site still looked pretty good!) with improvements in speed being the main focus. 

WordPress websites need to be kept maintained regularly with WP version and plugin updates but also tweaks needed to cater for constantly changing standards and best practice. 

But this website fell into the wrong hands and as a consequence needed a lot of work to get it purring again. A website rescue!


Innovative Fishing Equipment’s new website replaces a Shopify website that was not properly designed and performed rather badly. Another case of website rescue. This site runs around three times faster than the old Shopify one, using WordPress and WooCommerce. 

“Ken…thankyou for all your help and getting us up and away… I wish I’d done a bit more research at the start but have found you now .lol. I’ll go have a look..” Brian

(a short time later)

“ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT !!!!!! so easy to get around and an interesting read out where all can see ,,,, Thankyou Again.” Brian

The Nelson Mountain Bike Club requested us to rebuild a website that was not performing well but asked that we keep the overall look and feel of the old site. The previous SquareSpace based website has been replaced by a much faster WordPress  one, hosted by us in NZ.  Careful attention has been paid to SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and to maintaining link structure so that it inherits what search engine status it had (with Google etc.).  And it is significantly more responsive, more clearly organised and easily maintained by the club.


This website is an e-commerce website built for Cranberries Westland to market cranberry products around New Zealand. Built on the WordPress platform it uses the popular (5 million users world-wide)  WooCommerce plugin/app for the on-line shop.  It replaces an older website which the business had outgrown and it was better to start again, this time using a .nz domain instead of a .com. (more>>) Careful attention was paid to page speed and also making sure that there are re-directs from each old website page to the corresponding new page on this website in order to preserve the search engine rankings.

“‘Thank you so much for sorting our website, you did everything you said you would- and so much more! It has been a great pleasure working with you, I really appreciate the ongoing support and I look forward to growing our business together!”
Kate,  Cranberries Westland.  

Recent Projects


SEO Matters – as the name suggests, this website is a sister to Webdesign Matters. A website just about Search Engine Optimisation.  It outlines what we do to build a search engine friendly website and why SEO is so important. While we’ve had this website running for a year or two and it was due for an update so it’s in here as a recent project.



A website built to sell art resin and art resin accessories online. It also has art for sale and the online shop is managed by the client. It uses the very popular WooCommerce plugin for the online sales and also supports AfterPay which encourages sales, especially for higher priced items.

This website attained good Google rankings quite quickly and a good level of sales as a consequence.