My name is Ed, I am a freelance web developer based in Leicestershire in the East Midlands. I have been developing websites and web apps since 2013.
I specialise with the WordPress platform but also have experience with Magento eCommerce sites and have also developed completely bespoke systems from scratch.
WordPress is a great platform if you are looking for a website for your small business, portfolio, band etc. It offers an easy to use admin page where you can create blog posts and edit a variety of aspects of your site, easily with next to no technical knowledge necessary.
Magento is an eCommerce platform designed to manage an online shop. If you are looking to sell products and services then this may be the best choice for you. Alternatively WordPress can also be converted into an eCommerce platform, it offers limited functionality compared to Magento but can be more straight forward to manage, and could be a good alternative if you business doesn’t have a large number of SKU’s.
The majority of sites I have built are done so using WordPress, you can see what platform has been used in the description of each site in my portfolio.
The bespoke systems that I have built are generally less customisable and user friendly than something like WordPress, however they can be made to almost any specification. Generally I don’t build a bespoke system for use as a website, instead examples would be stock management and logistics tracking.