Kings Norton Girls’ School

Birmingham-based Kings Norton Catholic Girls’ School & Sixth Form

Kings Norton Girls’ School approached me after a word of mouth recommendation on twitter looking for a rebuild of their existing website which was hosted on an expensive proprietary system.

We redesigned the KNGS site and rebuilt it on WordPress. Keeping the familiar structure but with improved navigation, a re-structured home page, fully responsive pages this site also benefits from a massive speed boost thanks to optimised images, use of CSS over images and an overall reduction in HTTP requests.

The Kings Norton website is hosted with Clook, my recommended WordPress hosting provider.

Why hire Jem for your WordPress project?

  • 5 5

    We totally, totally love [our WordPress website]!

  • 5 5

    Working with Jem has been nothing but a pleasure. From the get go she was friendly and understanding. She knew exactly what I wanted and already had a plan in place from the first phone call!

    She kept to the schedule she laid out and was very transparent the whole way through and I cannot recommend her enough. Even when problems arised (admittadly my own fault) she sorted them out without a fuss. She responded to every question I had in a professional and curteous manner.

    I will definitely be using her in the future for any WordPress work than I need.

  • 5 5

    Magiboards has been working with Jem for 9 years. She single handedly developed and continues to maintain the Magiboards’ website. Our brief to Jem was to design something which we can easily update ourselves. This has worked very well, leaving our budget to be spent on continually adding new areas to the website.

    An excellent web programmer, Jem understands what we are trying to achieve and always delivers. I would highly recommend Jem to any company wishing to use her services.

  • 5 5

    We commissioned Jem to create a new school website. We wanted a website which was well ordered, accessible with a simple design and, most importantly, easy to update by various, non technical members of staff.

    Jem provided us with really useful design ideas which helped us give her an idea of what we wanted. Jem very quickly produced a new website, which looks very impressive. Jem then provided an excellent training session which enabled us to add our own pages and menus. Throughout the whole process Jem has been quick in answering our many questions and her suggestions have always been very helpful.

    We have found Jem to be extremely professional, helpful and supportive and we would thoroughly recommend Jem to any school looking for a new website.

Why I love working with WordPress

I've been using WordPress since the heady days of version 1.0 and developing WordPress websites commercially since version 1.5 (released in 2005!)