From the first conversation, William was helpful, open, polite and knowledgeable. He was able to diagnose what had gone wrong in our incomplete, messy website after we had been given the run around by another developer, and although we ended up scrapping the original site as it was in such a mess, Will was still able to provide a new, thoughtfully designed, intuitive, and highly complex site from scratch, within six months.
The back story: Our company began our new website project with another Sydney based developer back in June 2011. Eighteen months later, we were no closer to a functioning site, we were still being strung along by this developer, and the project was rapidly disintegrating. It seemed that this person had misjudged his own abilities and rather than admit that the site was above his level of capability, he chose to procrastinate and draw out the project for over 18 months. Needless to say, communication eventually broke down and the project came to a standstill.
As the person managing all this at the time, I was frustrated, fed-up, and unsure whether the hundreds of hours work (not to mention the large chunk of our website budget) I had put in so far could be salvaged. I was also completely at a loss about where to turn for help.
Then, through a friend of a friend, we found William.
His commitment to getting the best possible result for us, and his ability to make recommendations without coming across as the expert in our particular business (hose reels) was much appreciated. Will allowed us plenty of room for our own input and was unflappable even when I requested the inclusion of quite complex features. Nothing was too hard or too much trouble, and despite our different time zones we were in daily communication about the site, chatting online and not constantly losing days due to the time difference. There was absolutely no language barrier and I found Will to be highly skilled and experienced in his field. He custom coded quite a lot of features and functions and went above and beyond the call of duty in helping me get our company’s complex technical data into the site.
I am very happy with the result, so much so that we have just begun our second project with Will creating a new e-commerce site for the retail arm of our business. I have learnt the hard way that good developers are hard to come by and I have no hesitation in recommending William to anyone who wants a fast, affordable, beautifully designed website.
ReCoila Hose and Cord Reels, Sydney Australia
Date of Posting: 22 July 2013
Posted By: Leonie Waldron