For the few people who might be interested… 😉
I’m a musician and computer geek and I’ve been working and playing on the web for a long time now. I live in a beautiful small town about 20 miles East of Montreal with Isabelle, my life partner and companion through everything I do.
I’m the co-founder of a branding, web design and development agency helping organizations of all sizes create or improve their online presence and brand. I’m very passionate about my work as it has a direct impact on the business of our clients and that is what ultimately fuels me to move forward, learn and improve then share that knowledge with my clients as well as here on this site.
I got online in early 1996 and I’ve quickly become very passionate about the web as a social and communication medium. I immediately started looking “under the hood” of the best web sites of the day trying to understand and learn how they were built. I was fascinated and excited by the possibilities of the medium and I got hooked. In 1997, I created the ancestor of this site under a different name (no longer online and all evidence is lost… 😉 ) and in 1998, I created my own business called Webfocus Design. I’ve never looked back since. In 2014, Webfocus Design merged with another company and became Zone W3 Media Design.
Since 1998 and starting my first business, I went through a series of learning phases, used different technologies, improved my design, technical and business skills and, in August of 2008, I went at it full time. About a year later, I discovered WordPress and again felt the same kind of excitement about limitless possibilities I originally felt when discovering the Web. I quickly decided to make WordPress my specialty and I gave up the other technologies I’d been using before. WordPress has truly revolutionized my workflow and my business. It has enabled me to build better and more powerful web sites for our clients so I can empower them and help them succeed. I love WordPress and the community around it. WordPress continues to be at the heart of the custom web solutions we build for our clients at Zone W3 Media Design.
It’s been over 10 years now since I went in business full time. It took me a long time to transition from the freelancer mindset I worked from at the beginning to the entrepreneur I am today. I love getting into the details and learning to delegate was hard for me. But our growing team and the types of clients we now serve is proof that I’m on the right track. But I’ll always be passionate about the nuts and bolts of the Web and that’s why I want to keep sharing my best finds, opinions and experience about WordPress and the tools surrounding it here. I can’t promise I will publish more often than I’ve done in the past, but I do promise you’ll always get my best informed and honest opinions in reviews and the best of my distilled experience in the tutorials I publish here.
So welcome to my humble home on the web! I’m really glad you’re here. Don’t be a stranger and add your comments to my posts or contact me directly.