How I build custom WordPress websites
- I use the Underscores starter theme to build out the website and am well versed with the WordPress core.
- I hand-code responsive themes with HTML, CSS, Sass, and JS and build page layouts with Gutenberg.
- I like to keep the code simple and clean and not to rely on plugins for functionality as much as possible.
- I focus on page speed and performance, sprinkle in on-page SEO and keep in mind the accessibility rules.
I have over 5 years of experience building custom themes using HTML, CSS, and JS for enterprise-level CMSs and WordPress, from design mockups. I’ve worked with several agencies and remote teams and build websites and themes for small businesses and organizations.
I love working with purpose-driven organizations that are doing good for the people and planet. I’ll handle your website development so you can focus on doing the work you’re meant to do.
My journey to being a WordPress developer
I build my first website in 1998 before the Internet was popular, with Frontpage & ASP and hosted it on Geocities! In 2007, I taught myself HTML & CSS and started working as a front-end developer for agencies across CA.
In 2015, while working at a startup, I set up my first WordPress blog for them and began my WordPress journey. Now I work exclusively with WordPress and help organizations and remote teams with WordPress development.
On a personal note…
I was born and raised in the southern state of India (Kerala), and now live in San Jose, CA with my hubby, son and furbaby. I have a Bachelor’s in Physics and a Master’s in Computer Applications from Bangalore, India.
When I’m not coding, you’ll find me exploring restaurants in the Bay Area and beyond, singing or being creative.
Giving back: Blindness affected my family in more ways than one and I love using the work I do to give back to The Himalayan Cataract Project, a nonprofit working to eradicate blindness in the developing world.