What I Can Do For You
With my highly unique skillset, established reputation, and clients all round the world, I offer a service unrivalled in the RapidWeaver community.
From full website design and build, one-to-one support, mentoring and tuition, to SEO, graphics and copywriting, my RapidWeaver Central Consulting Services are ideal for all RapidWeaving standards, and perfect for busy Weavers who want to retain control over the design but don't have the time to learn all the coding intricacies that can elevate their website to the next professional level.
If your livelihood depends on your online presence then like many of my clients you're already aware that amateur websites do not build consumer confidence, and that you need to create a professional first impression now, not in five years time.
It makes much smarter business and financial sense to have me deliver a highly professional RapidWeaver website to create that vital first impression, than it does to spend years trying to master what I've already mastered!
As a result my clients are now back in control of their business and have highly professional RapidWeaver websites they can update and maintain at leisure, secure in the knowledge that whenever they need help I'm just a call or message away.
If that makes good business sense to you, get in touch and find out how I can help you today.
My Professionalism Pays
Free Phone or Skype Consultation to discuss your project needs. No strings attached!
My Professional Timesheets measure every second I'm on the job, so you can see exactly where your money is being well spent.
My Professional Invoices detail every hour I work on your project. Never be in any doubt about what I'm doing when.
I set up regular milestone meetings at a time to suit you, to discuss progress and plan the next stage.
During your website build you will always have priority access. You'll never feel left out of the process — I love to communicate!
During the project you'll be able to monitor daily progress of the build in our password protected member area.
All you have to do is call me up on Skype or iChat to get all the help you need when you need it.
Custom RW themes built to your own specifications, in association with ThemeFlood.
Need clear and concise copy that gets your valuable message across? I'm your man.
Does your project need a little more vitality? Let me breathe some new life into it.
Your Business Benefits
As one of my clients you'll never be alone. This means you can concentrate on your core business secure in the knowledge that you have the full benefit of my experience behind you.
Getting the right advice is vital, getting it at the right time is invaluable. That's why every online business needs a mentor. I'll give you the objective advice you need when you need it the most.
There are many hidden pitfalls in the various disciplines of Web Design and mistakes cost time and money. With me on your team, I'll steer you clear and save you time and money.
I've been fortunate to have been present since near the beginning of the commercial Internet. My company was the first to use the Macintosh to create high resolution computer animations for the advertising industry using Director.
In my present position I am blessed to be able to work with some of the most talented creative and technical personnel available. I count Marten Claridge at the top of this group. His ability to take my minimal concepts and direction and to turn them into a beautiful, fully functional and effective website would be cause enough for me to make him my only go-to web developer. That he was also able to do so in a condensed time frame and on budget is unheard of.
When our clients require web development or design, there is only one recommendation on our list – Marten."
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Very quickly, I realized Marten was the right website designer who'd bring my web-gallery to a professional level. Easy to reach through Skype, Marten's work not only enhanced the appearance of my website but also solved several technical issues, such as shopping cart's integration.
Our work was a collaborative process; right from the beginning, Marten made an effort to understand my real needs and only then focused on the technical aspects. His expertise was comprehensive, his explanations always specific and clear, his guidance animated by a long term vision and his goal, to get me a site up-and-running quickly. For a cost that no other website designers could match, I've gotten a great looking, efficient site that I can now manage independently. I can only recommend strongly Marten's work."
Los Angeles, CA
Marten is unique in that he brings to Web design a novelist's sensitivity to language as well as considerable business acumen. Working with Marten is like working with a visual artist, copywriting coach, and business advisor all wrapped up in one. At the same time, his warm personality makes the complicated task of bringing a website to life a lot of fun.
Even though he's halfway around the world from my office, Marten has become a valuable member of my company team."
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Having a mentor when starting a project allows one to reach higher from the start, it eliminates the need to stay safely within the confines of methods already mastered. I struggled along in solitary seclusion for ages wishing like mad that I had a Master RapidWeaver friend next door. Thanks to Marten and Skype I now have exactly that!
It is invaluable to get a truthful opinion, Marten is not afraid to tell you politely but firmly that your much loved project is a mess. Being a lazy person, in the past I would gladly have paid just to have someone sort the problem out for me, but Marten makes you think for yourself, which means not only getting things beautifully sorted, but gaining self respect, knowledge and a sense of achievement along the way. I also think he may be an alien from outer-space, because he seems never to sleep and no matter how busy he is he always makes plenty of time. I can honestly say that I think this is the most well spent money of my life so far."
Los Angeles, Ca
I started a very big project this year. I needed a special theme modification that no other could or would do. I wrote Marten a short letter and boom, the theme was better and more professional then I would have imagined.
I´m so glad to know where to go when I need professional, clean and fast help.
Austria & USA
I was using Rapidweaver to develop two sites for my business, but I was struggling with the more complicated stuff. Then I spotted that Marten offered help and advice about Rapidweaver, and at a very reasonable cost. We connected via Skype and very quickly the projects were unblocked and the websites were published.
I found his help over the Skype connection invaluable. It was also flexible so I could use him outside business hours in the evenings. I'd recommend his service to any Rapidweaver user."
We engaged Marten to take an objective view of our Oceanpoint website as we wanted the site remodelled to give us a fresh and clean look. We are extremely delighted with the finished site and indeed the whole rebuilding process, the new look site represents great value and was cost effective, factor in excellent communications and Skype chats which made the job run very smoothly indeed.
I would recommend Marten as he really connected with the project, offering us good solid advice and guidance in a frank and professional way."
Before Marten started working with us, we took RapidWeaver as a quick tool für small jobs. His advice and skills unlocked the full potential of this remarkable piece of software and the complete constellation of useful Stacks, PlugIns and Add-Ons around it. Marten is the perfect navigator through this exploding universe and a patient tutor for us RW-Dummies.
Dr Gerhard P
Marten is an encyclopedia of knowledge and creativity when it comes to RapidWeaver. He has provided us with invaluable assistance on all aspects of our projects from theme and page type selection, graphic design, web form, ecommerce implementation, and about everything else you can imagine.
What makes Marten especially valuable is that he is ahead of all of the latest tools and ideas that can be used inside RapidWeaver. He is always providing new ideas on the best ways to incorporate audio, video, j-query, flash, ecommerce, web forms, and other features that make a website unique and leading edge. He is also a great teacher.
New Hampshire, USA
Marten is a great example of the benefits of the internet and tools like Skype bringing the world together. Given that I'm in Southeastern Virginia and Marten is Edinburgh, Scotland, what was once never a possibility actually occurred for me this year when I hired Marten to support our web redevelopment efforts.
What I found was a person who is not only an expert in RapidWeaver and web development, but also someone who is genuinely concerned about doing work that is a cut above the rest. His knowledge and capability is impressive, and I have truly enjoyed working with him. I also enjoyed our side conversations and I'm happy to say that I now have a new friend in Scotland.
If you're in need of help for a RapidWeaver project, I can wholeheartedly recommend Marten!"
I approached Marten regarding his Forum Integration service at RapidWeaver Central and found him to be extremely responsive and knowledgeable.
His passion and professional commitment are obvious at all times and he communicates readily and eloquently, thus ensuring a speedy, effortless turnaround. His follow-up support is excellent, responding quickly and courteously while implementing my every request without hesitation.
All in all, I am very happy with my integrated forum and have no hesitation in recommending Marten to any RapidWeaver seriously looking to raise their game."
I've had my own websites since the early 1990's, and have struggled with GoLive, Dreamweaver, and several other web design applications. When I discovered RapidWeaver, it opened a whole new world for me, but when I discovered Marten Claridge and RapidWeaver Central, I found a truly professional mentor who was able to suggest better themes, better site layouts, and offer 'over the shoulder' coaching.
This made not only for a more visually effective site, but also for a better organized, more search engine effective site. It has been a very cost effective, productive relationship. I'm in the planning stages for two additional sites, and RapidWeaver Central will definitely be a central part of deploying those sites as well."
Albuquerque, New Mexico
One of the main reasons I wanted to learn Rapidweaver was that I was frustrated by two things: the costs and time of implementation of web related ideas. Marten solved both. His rates are very reasonable and the value for the dollar is outstanding. It is nice to actually get more than what you paid for. Most importantly, he is very responsive to all of our communications. He is always visible on Skype and we do frequent screen sharing with him, where he can not only solve problems, but demonstrates what he is doing as well. What is really refreshing is that he most often does it in minutes, not hours. Our project turnaround times have been fast beyond our expectations. He is a busy guy, but when he tells you when it will be done, it is done.
Marten is our go-to guy and we highly recommend him for anyone looking for guidance in anything and everything RapidWeaver. "
New Hampshire, USA
The author of my theme could not help me any more, since I have modified the theme too much. There was problems with IE. I worked months on my page and was at the end of my knowledge and nerves. Marten help me quickly, professionally and for affordable money.
I am very happy and proud with the outcome. I like very much his friendly style and wish him lot of joy, health and success."
I am a businessman who gets success through the efforts of others. In this I think that picking the right supplier is about as important as picking a good person to employ. Marten was quick to respond and good at his job. He managed to quickly get inside my slightly confused head and make sense of my vague plans.
He also sold me on using Skype as a business tool. We managed to communicate easily and I felt more in control that I thought would be possible when dealing at a distance.
If you are looking for a web design service then I would heartily recommend him.
We did a very brief job together Marten and I. Redesigning my old website from MS office publisher to rapidweaver. The way we worked together was easy, relaxed, no stress at all and he delivered the project on time and within budget.
The questions raised during the project we discussed in a positive way. Advises where never "a take it or leave it thing" always well explained and he was open for any discussion about it. We started the project on a Wednesday and on following Monday evening I had my project on my mac under control, thanks to a very clear tutorial. Being a newbie in rapidweaver I learned a lot during the project and still learning. With "after sales" Marten is very patient and always ready to help me out.
I will have no hesitation of using his services again.
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