Migration, security, optimizations, mobile styling
IronGlove provided development services as a partnered subcontractor to migrate this client's site from a consumer-based WordPress hosting solution to a commercial host. To complicate matters, another host was used as an email server and was connected to Outlook services. Before any migration could take place, security needed to be bolstered and the database and theme files, along with IMAP accounts, had to be transferred into a secured staging area before final DNS and MX records could be configured. After the migration, I was asked by the client to provide site-wide image optimization and integrate those optimizations into Cloudflare and setup the CDN, along with server-side caching and front-end optimizations of code. Finally, I was requested to optimize mobile styles and revise the header to make it mobile friendly.
DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME
As a professional developer that focuses on providing services to other agencies, don't ask me to cut corners or put a band-aid on it. There's a right way and a wrong way to reprioritize work and speed up production time that doesn't involve creating problems for clients. If you want my help, we're going to do this ethically, correctly, and to standards.
REALISTIC PROJECT PLANNING
When I work with your agency, expect me to be a good listener, to be confident in what I do, and to never sugarcoat things for you. If something needs to be said for the sake of your reputation and the client's project, then expect to hear it from me first. We'll work together to come up with a realistic, professional plan for your clients that won't cause them pain.
RIGHT TOOL FOR THE RIGHT JOB
I don't believe in slamming out cheap templates, using stock settings, or working fast and cheap. It's not only your harming your business image as an agency, but it will destroy my reputation as a professional developer. While I'm more than happy to help you, don't ask me to do things that should be found on cheap offshore contractor sites.
My goal is to work in unison with your agency as a contracted senior member of your team to augment the skills and expertise you don't have in-house. We'll need to work closely together and learn to trust one another. So expect a tight working relationship with professional pushback, and you'll need to be ready to grow from day one to be successful.