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We primarily use two technologies in Web Development here at Matter Solutions.

WordPress Web Development

Looking for expert WordPress website development in Brisbane? Matter Solutions is here to enhance your website with new and additional features, but our strategic approach means we're always thinking about, and advocating for, your users. Will this new feature add value, or could it slow things down and detract in some way.

Okay, we've found a feature that we're confident will add-value to your website. What next?

Our experienced team specialises in developing custom functionality to improve user experience (UX), boost performance, and meet your evolving business needs.

We have extensive experience ensuring your WordPress site stays ahead of the curve:-

  • Integrating existing advanced (free and) premium plugins, e.g. GravityForms, GravityView, ACF Pro and WPML and many more.
  • Optimising for speed - a serious part of Technical SEO too.
  • Adding unique capabilities with custom plugins just for you.

Laravel Web Development

Laravel empowers a number of excellent features, we've used it for clients in the following ways with great success:-

  1. Rapid Development - Migrating a legacy MVCC system, i.e. Code Igniter into Laravel, and FuelPHP into Laravel.
  2. Prototyping - Building a system using an Agile Methodology to create the shape, and structure and functionality desired by an entrepreneur.
  3. Support + Maintenance + Development - Actively troubleshoot, maintain (with upgrades etc) and support a cohort of users, and incrementally improve the system over time.

The testimonial from Katrina at Ontex refers directly to all three services here.

Other Web Developer Technologies

It is worth noting that we have extensive experience with systems admin.

This includes primary technologies stacks and what we call "equivalent technologies" that can be swapped in place instead of specific components to improve functionality, performance or both.

  • LAMP: Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP
  • Docker - Developing on portable virtual machines
  • NGINX + PHP-FPM & Varnish Cachine
  • MariaDB - instead of MySQL
  • Percona XtraDB - for running clustered databases which directly replace MySQL
  • MongoDB - NoSQL when appropriate

We're also have skills with foundational server and sysadmin technologies:-

  • WPCLI - WordPress' own scripting tool for command line management
  • PHP - command line based scripting, used for automation
  • Selenium - for automation of web browsers, e.g. for testing and repetitive tasks
  • Bash scripts, usually for server management
  • Perl scripts - great for text processing

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Articles about Web Development

December 13, 2016
5 ways to ruin your WordPress website

When you’re a newbie, or someone who’s not that tech savvy and a bit out of their depth, it can be easy to do something wrong on WordPress. You don’t even […]

November 14, 2016
Designing a Pixel Art Character in 10kB

Back in mid August, one of my friends sent me a link to the 10k Apart contest announcement. How do you build something in as small as 10kB? And the core […]

September 9, 2015
Mobile UX: How to Design and Build For the Best Results

After Google launched “Mobilegeddon” or "Mobile-topia" (depending on your perspective) on the 21st of April this year, with their new mobile-friendly ranking algorithm, its now more important than ever to have […]

October 1, 2014
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We are looking for an exceptional web developer to join our team. Continue reading this if you: want to work somewhere where you would be valued and listened to, and because […]

September 29, 2014
What I Learned About Project Management from a Gangster

Preface Let me preface this story by saying before racing to the comments or the project management tips and throwing in your two cents about my gratuitous use of the word […]

December 19, 2013
Mobile First Design - 5 Top Tips

What is mobile first design I hear you say? Typically when developing & planning website it’s designed for a desktop, then modified to smaller screen sizes like tablets and mobiles. Now, […]