Mark Batchelder
Mark Batchelder

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 and SourceTree. I wrote most of my own CSS using 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.