Brian Shim Web Development

Custom Mobile-Friendly WordPress Websites

About My Work

I am a freelance full-stack web developer

My Services

  • Custom WordPress websites
  • Mobile-friendly responsive web design
  • Fixing broken websites
  • Marketing consulting
  • WordPress training
  • Business consulting
  • Project management
  • Monthly site maintenance
  • Custom programming

Website Features

  • Mobile responsiveness
  • Custom user interfaces
  • Custom functionality
  • API integration
  • Accessibility (ADA compliance)
  • E-Commerce (via Shopify)
  • Google structured data
  • SEO optimization
  • IDX Real Estate Integration

Market Sectors

  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Nonprofit
  • Churches
  • Web Apps
  • Higher Education
  • Consumer Goods
  • Industrial Goods
  • Blog / Informational

My Tools

  • WordPress
  • Divi Builder
  • Shopify / Liquid
  • PHP / MySQL Programming
  • JavaScript / jQuery Programming
  • HTML5 / CSS
  • GIT / Bitbucket
  • cPanel / Linux
  • The Lean Web

Sites I Built

I work with designers and agencies all of the time to implement their vision using WordPress and code.

Real Estate

Lincoln Property Company
LPC Dallas
Ocean Avenue Project
Open El Segundo
Lynne Lear Real Estate
LPC Midwest
LPC Houston
Lincoln Advisors
LPC Denver
LPC Retail
LPC Desert West
LPC Europe
LPC Nashville
LPC Austin
LPC Ventures


Thera Tears
Mag Ox
Keystone Canna Remedies


Atlanta Westside Presbyterian Church
Much Love Animal Rescue
Cat Tales

Products and Services

My Trick RC
7Summit Advisors
Atticus Financial Corporation

Sites I Helped Build as Part of a Team

The New Atlantis

Sites I Designed and Built

If you already have a brand design language in mind, I can design and build your website.

Venture Alliance Centennial
Southbridge Carolinas
Pacifica Properties Group
Minardos Group
Lincoln Harris
American Illumination
AGC Websites
Delaware Contractors Association
AGC Florida East Coast Chapter
The People Concern
Pacific Crossroads Church
Pacific Crossroads Church South Bay
Arts & Entertainment Ministries
Hope for LA

Products and Services

Link4 Corporation
Peyton Wilson
Gemini Engineering
Kainos Christian Therapy
NY State Court Clerks

Web Application


Zadan Meron Productions


Los Angeles Date Ideas
Disable My Cable
The Frugal Noodle

About Me

Brian Shim

I love creating websites! I have been making them since 2008. I enjoy the creative, technical, and business challenges of website development.

I use WordPress because it allows clients to update their own sites, it has a ton of theme and plugin support, and it’s really flexible. I can build upon this platform with custom programming as needed.

I am based in Southern California. I have a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Caltech and a Master’s in Engineering Management from Stanford University.

Brian Shim Web Development, LLC is a California S-Corporation (so you don’t need to send me 1099 forms or worry about AB-5 issues). 

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Why I Use the WordPress Divi Theme

Why I Use the WordPress Divi Theme

If you ask a WordPress developer what their favorite builder theme is, you'll get a very opinionated answer, kind of like asking a photographer what brand of camera is best, or a gamer what console is best. The truth is, there are a lot of great themes out there. Many...

My Website Accessibility Checklist

My Website Accessibility Checklist

Below are areas where I strive for accessibility compliance. Often there are exceptions that are not compliant though, that are signed off by the client. And, this list is by no means a complete list of requirements for WCAG compliance. The Checklist Appearance Text...

Why You Should Own Your Own Domain Name and Web Hosting Accounts

Why You Should Own Your Own Domain Name and Web Hosting Accounts

I always tell my clients to set up their own domain name and web hosting accounts and pay for with their own credit card. I do not provide hosting. Here's why I think you should not let your web developer (or any third party) own your web and domain name accounts. 1....

My Website Project Kickoff Checklist

My Website Project Kickoff Checklist

These are some questions I think about before starting a new website project. It's a great checklist to go through before starting to help you scope out your project. A. Audience and Purpose Who is the target audience of the website?What is the site tagline, in...

How to Clear Your Browser Cache to See the Latest Version of a Website

How to Clear Your Browser Cache to See the Latest Version of a Website

When your web developer makes changes to a website, you might not see those changes in your browser because of something called "browser caching". Basically, that means that the browser keeps old copies of parts of the website locally so it doesn't have to re-load...

Three Basic Questions You Should Answer Before Building Your New Website

Three Basic Questions You Should Answer Before Building Your New Website

Knowing the answers to these three questions will help your site's messaging stay focused and clear. Before thinking about your site's colors, fonts, images, and content, you should answer these three basic questions about your website's messaging and goals. The...

Which Web Hosting Company Should You Use?

Which Web Hosting Company Should You Use?

If you want to put your content on the Internet, you'll have to choose a web hosting provider. This is the company that will store your website on a computer which is connected to the Internet and can serve it up to visitors. If research hosting companies on the...