My name is Mark Batchelder, I am the owner and designer here at Web First Designs. I do most of the work myself, but I do collaborate with other people from time to time, which is why I use we (instead of I) throughout most of this website.
I started this company in 2014 when I decided to put my webdesign knowledge to good use and help other people get online. I’ve come across too many bad websites and local businesses that don’t even have a website. I want to help by making great and reasonably priced websites for people and companies who could use one. I’m a big supporter of local businesses and would love to build a website that will get you noticed.
I’ve been doing webdesign and working with WordPress on a regular basis since 2009. I actually started doing webdesign and graphics back in 2000, but I didn’t really get serious until 2009 when I started working with WordPress. I’ve been studying webdesign, along with building and maintaining my own websites ever since. Then in 2014 I decided to put this company together and created a process to make it quicker and easier to build custom websites.
On the more technical side, the parent theme I use is based on _s, which I keep up to date using their GitHub. I wrote most of my own CSS/SASS, which I’ve customized to make it quick and easy to get new designs up and running. Then, of course, all of that runs on top of WordPress.