Custom Mobile-Friendly WordPress Websites

I am a freelance full-stack web developer and programmer

About My Work

My Services

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

Website Features

  • Mobile responsiveness
  • Custom user interfaces
  • Custom functionality
  • API integration
  • Latest design elements
  • Google structured data

Market Sectors

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

My Tools

  • WordPress
  • Divi Builder
  • Oxygen Builder
  • PHP
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • MySQL
  • HTML5 / CSS
  • GIT / Bitbucket
  • cPanel / command line
  • The Lean Web

About Me

Brian Shim

I love creating websites! I have been making them since 2008. I enjoy the creative, technical, and business sides 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). My company is licensed for business in the city of Santa Monica #219124.

Contact me about your project.


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Articles

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

Although I do not guarantee 100% WCAG compliance for my websites (and as I explain below, such a thing doesn't really exist), I do try to make them compliant in the ways that are most important for accessibility. The goal here is to make your site more accessible and...

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...