Pink & Yellow Media offers a large spread of services; everything from a few hours of WordPress coaching or development consulting to full featured custom web sites, video-for-web productions and broadcast video and motion graphics. We have worked on everything from personal blogs to huge corporate productions and we have done projects for everything from small mom-and-pop operations all the way up to the CBC.
Web design using WordPress
We build websites using WordPress. Why? Because WordPress provides a solid development environment coupled with a customer friendly user experience. This means we can turn around advanced custom sites in short order and hand you a site that works the way you want it to that you can update and manage yourself with minimal training from us.
WordPress offers a complete separation between style and content. In layman’s terms this means the content on your site, whether it be text, images or video, is separated from what the site looks like. As a result changing the way your site looks and behaves does not mean having to change the content on the site. That means you retain the ability to completely redesign your site at any time without having to take it offline or embark on a lengthy “under construction” process.
Want to leverage social media and ensure your site gets listed properly on Google and other search engine (SEO)? WordPress has it covered, and we can make it better. The sites we build generally get listed on Google even before they are launched and come fully equipped with social media tools and proper search engine optimization tools.
In short WordPress gives you control of your own web presence.
PSD to WordPress theme
If you have the vision we have the coding skills to take your draft, whether it be a Photoshop PSD, an Illustrator file, a JPEG or even a drawing on a napkin, and make it into a full fledged and fully featured WordPress theme. We make every effort to match the theme to your exact specifications and ensure that the output is 100% standards based and has full cross-browser compatibility. Both Frugalbits and Design Shooled Kids came to us with completed designs and we built WordPress themes around them. In the end the live code on the web is almost impossible to distinguish from the graphics we were given. We pride ourselves on pushing the envelope and work under the premise that if you can design it, we can build it.
Custom WordPress Themes
We build custom WordPress themes – from scratch or on top of your favourite theme, whether it be a free one you found online or a premium theme you bought. WordPress is a highly extensible CMS (Content Management System) and there really is very little it can’t do. If you have an idea for a website contact us with an outline and we’ll tell you if WordPress is the way to go.
WordPress Tweaks, Fixes and Troubleshooting
In addition to straight up theme design we also help you upgrade, fix and sort out problems with your existing WordPress installation. Whether it be a simple upgrade, a plugin integration or theme customization we get it done and do it quickly. Common requests include:
- Create a new header (usually an image) for the site
- Move or redesign main menu
- Fix (usually widgetize) the sidebar
- Add threaded comments
- Clean up broken or invalid theme code
These projects can usually be turned around in a couple of hours, and for that reason we squeze them in between our larger projects to get your site or blog up and running as soon as possible.
General HTML, PHP and CSS cleanup
Got a problem with a static site or a site running something other than WordPress? We can help. Although WordPress is our main focus we have experience working with countless other Content Management Systems and online applications. Contact us with an outline of your problems and we’ll get your site running properly.
Web and Social Media Consulting
Has someone told you you need to hire a “social media expert” to help your business? Here’s a sobering fact: There is no such thing! Social media is a fluid knowledge space in which what is hot today often becomes a pink leather tie tomorrow. What you need is a clear and cohesive strategy to leverage social media for your business today and for the future. You don’t just need a Twitter account and a Facebook page for your business – you need a web strategy that uses these and other social media tools to connect with existing and future customers.
At Pink & Yellow Media we look at social media as part of a larger web strategy and we help you find the best way of leveraging these technologies without wasting valuable time. Social media is not about getting the most followers and friends – it’s about starting a conversation with the world and making you a valued contributor.
Speaking, Coaching and Publication
One of the pillars of Pink & Yellow Media’s business philosophy is education. Whether it be one-on-one consulting, public speaking or publication on the web or in printed form we focus a lot of time and attention on sharing our knowledge with the world. Our Creative Director Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a much acclaimed speaker, author and educator. He has presented at WordCamp, MIX, Make Web Not War and various other events and also taught at BCIT and other technical schools. His blog Design Is Philosophy is a go-to source for WordPress and Expression Web tutorials and he has published two books on Microsoft Expression Web. He is also a regular contributor to the Official Microsoft Expression Newsletter and has been published in magazines such as Computer Arts.
Morten’s primary focus is WordPress, Expression Web, CSS and information design and architecture. His talks are educational and down to earth and his teaching style, though unusual, leaves the attendees with a solid understanding of the topics he covers.
Contact us for more information on how to book Morten for a one-on-one coaching session, a lecture or an event presentation.