Meet Ruth Maude :: Toronto Web Designer & WordPress Theme Developer

Toronto WordPress Web Designer Ruth Maude - headshotDandelion Web Design and Ruth Maude

I love what I do. Web design and development is a perfect fit for me. I enjoy working with code, images, colours and typography. It’s so satisfying when I solve problems for my clients – no matter what the challenges are: design, development, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), or teaching WordPress so you can understand it.

I’ve been a Toronto web designer since the late 1990s. In 2002, I launched Dandelion Web Design.

What Sets Dandelion Web Design Apart

From concept to completion, I have the experience needed to handle your web project.

  • I have extensive WordPress know-how and experience
  • I bring on-page SEO expertise to every project
  • I integrate design principles, usability and SEO throughout project phases
  • I handle front-end development
  • I understand website usability
  • I put the geek speak into plain language – I teach WordPress
  • I have a network of colleagues I can call on, should your project require other skills

Teaching WordPress

WordPress is a powerful, flexible platform and I take pleasure in helping others learn
how to use it. In addition to my web development work, I teach WordPress Workshops in Toronto
and enjoy professional speaking. » View my Presentations.

Giving back to WordPress

I like to pay-it-forward whenever I can by supporting the WordPress community

  • I’ve developed a few free WordPress plugins
  • I speak at WordCamps
  • I share my knowledge with members of the WordPress Toronto meetup group
  • When I ask a question on the WordPress forum, I answer one

» View my WordPress Profile

How Dandelion Web Design Grew

My son was born with two birth conditions that led me to develop two websites;
amnioticbandsyndrome.com and clubfootclub.org. Other sites quickly followed. What began as a personal interest, turned into a fulfilling career.

Professional Development and Education

I’m always learning and I really enjoy taking courses.

  • Intro to Applied Visual Design – Hacker You (2014)
  • Intro to Design Fundamentals – Hacker You (2014)
  • WordPress Custom Post Types – Ladies Learning Code (2012)
  • Mobile Workshop – Ladies Learning Code (2012)
  • In-Depth CSS – Rich Media Institute (2009)
  • WordPress Plugins – Rich Media Institute (2009)
  • WordPress Theme Design – Rich Media Institute (2009)
  • Web Site Design and Developer Advanced Training Designation – Ryerson University (2004)
  • B.A. – York University
  • B.R.E. – Tyndale University

I enjoy the creative elements of web design. I also explore creativity through Encaustic Art.

bullfrog powerDandelion Web Design’s office uses 100% renewable electricity through Bullfrog Power.

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