A little about me. You are my #1 priority and trust is an immediate issue when browsing online. Let’s build some trust by allowing me to tell you a little about myself, how I started creating websites and about BDP Web Design.

Intro: About Me

My name is Brandon Peter, I’m in my mid-twenties and I’m a web designer and developer, specializing in WordPress websites. I created my first site in 2011 to support a musician, King Los, and have been pursuing website creation ever since.

Getting Started with Web Design / Development

Getting Started with Web Design / Development

I’m going to be honest with you, I knew absolutely nothing about web design or development when I first started off. The reason why I am comfortable saying this is because I am proud of where I am now and impressed even myself on how much I learned and achieved. Anyways, I had no previous education or training for websites or anything close to it. All I had was an idea so instead of sitting on it, I took action and purchased my first domain. After googling around for a while, I discovered WordPress. Now, WordPress made the whole creating a website thing ten times easier, but I’ll be the first to admit that I still struggled in every category. What’s a blog? What’s JavaScript? PHP? CSS? What in the world is SEO? WordPress, unknowingly, just made my life a whole lot easier. Even to this day, I learn something cool every once in awhile from the brilliant creators. Regardless of knowing nothing about websites, I was certainly eager to learn and determined to find out how to make a great, professional looking and performing website. And that I did.

Fast-forward a few months later and I completed my first website with a professional look and feel. Being the perfectionist that I am, I knew I could do better. So I began learning more and more, and started improving my website in every way I could. Though, I’ve been through several unfortunate situations such as being hacked, site downs, losing data and plenty more. After months of studies, trials, errors and experiences, I am now the resources and capabilities that I learned from my mistakes. Before I knew it, I started creating professional websites like it was second nature. Maybe there are some of you reading this right now who were just as lost as I was but don’t have the time to make a website yourself. Well don’t you worry, I am here to help you make that desired website of yours come to life.

WordPress

WordPress

I primarily work within the most popular CMS (content management system), known as WordPress. Why? Well, because my client comes first and WordPress is by far the easiest to use when it comes to delivering professional content to the public. Therefore, all of my clients can enjoy the simple and organized user interface of WordPress after I have successfully completed a website project.

Rather than paying a developer to maintain and update your website, you can do so yourself with WordPress. Once I complete your project, you will have the option to take over from there or keep me on for maintenance, updates, etc. For a third option, just let me know whenever you have a problem that you are unable to fix yourself and I will be glad to help for a small fee (pricing depends on severity of the issue).

Workflow & Skills

I prefer a custom theme from scratch of my own creation for the fastest performance and to rid myself of unnecessary code that only bloats a theme. I also don’t mind working from starter themes such as Sage, _s, or any other barebones theme. Although, if you have a particular theme in mind, I have no problem customizing it to your exact liking. If you only have a design from Photoshop, Illustrator or Sketch, then I would implement your design into a theme that would best suit your site. After choosing a theme, I then start developing and designing to what you would be using your site for. Therefore, you wouldn’t have any unnecessary code to weigh down your site.

I’m skilled in HTML5, CSS3, Sass, PHP, Javascript, jQuery and MySQL. I use valid code that is W3C standards-compliant. I have experience in creating blogs, showcases for a particular person or company, informative or resourceful sites, e-commerce sites using Woocommerce, Shopify, etc., and several more variations of websites. So whatever you wish your site to be, I’ve got you covered. I also have a list of WordPress plugins on this page to allow your site to hit maximum performance and zoom past your competition.

All of my new site creations meet the following criteria

  • Custom + Elegant Design
  • Valid + Organized Code
  • Responsive Design + Retina Display
  • SEO Friendly
  • Page Speed + Caching Ability
  • Social Network Integration + Sharing Ability

Learn more about these services I offer.

Passionate about Creating Websites

Creating websites is a competitive field for vigilant minds because of the progressing nature of user preference and the internet in general. I’m always eager to pick up on the latest trends and try to create some cool techniques myself. I also have no problem with an addition to my set of skills. The industry will grow and I will continue to grow with it to keep up with the best practices.

I truly do love the work I do. I really enjoy creating perfectly designed websites from scratch and amusing the public eye, especially my client. It’s an indescribable feeling when I create a beautifully designed site that surpasses my client’s expectation.

I lose myself when I get into design mode. Hours fly by and it will only feel like a few minutes. I definitely prefer the designing aspect of websites over the developing, but I can professionally manage both worlds without a problem. Truth is, I find web design much more fun than development, but you can’t have a good website without some solid code and speedy performance. Thus, development is critical for your company or blog to stand tall next to your competitors.

PostScript

BDP Web Design was created on August 14, 2015. I chose the domain name bdpWEBdesign.com simply because the letters B, D and P are my initials and I am a web designer of course. It was sort of a nickname that stuck with me because all three letters rhyme. Want to know my middle name? Too bad.

Making your desired website come to life

Created by

  • Brandon Peter

Work Essentials

Favorite Browser

Must Have Plug-ins

I’m Listening To

  • Lil Wayne
  • Vic Mensa
  • King Los
  • Big Sean
  • Kendrick Lamar

Favorite Shows

  • Breaking Bad
  • Banshee
  • Dexter
  • Mr. Robot
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Silicon Valley

Favorite Movies

  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Inception
  • Interstellar
  • Blow
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Halloween