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Hey, I’m Rob Golbeck

I’m a WordPress web developer and founder of Handcoded Web Services. I work with small businesses and marketers to make fantastic websites that are easy to manage and look great. I also handle site care, so you can run your business without worrying about the technical stuff.

What I do

I make websites that work for you

You want a website you love. One that reflects your brand and makes uploading content easy. That’s my specialty. Some web designers make websites that look pretty, but that leave you dependent on someone else every time you want to make a change. I make sure your website looks fantastic and lets you manage content yourself – whether you need a brand new website or want to revamp an existing one.

You want a website you love. One that reflects your brand and makes uploading content easy. That’s my specialty. Some web designers make websites that look pretty, but that leave you dependent on someone else every time you want to make a change. I make sure your website looks fantastic and lets you manage content yourself – whether you need a brand new website or want to revamp an existing one.

I take care of your website

It’s not enough for a website to look awesome. Owning a website can be a lot of work – you have to think about hosting, security, backups, software updates, analytics, page speed, and more. I monitor your website and handle the day-to-day work needed to ensure things run fast and securely all the time. And you get to spend your time running your business, not fussing around with your site.

Who I help

Designers & Marketers

You want beautiful, optimized websites for your clients. Maybe you have some coding skills, but is that enough? And is fussing around with the back end of a website the best use of your time?

Small Business

You want a website that tells people about you, gets found in search engines, and works smoothly. You have enough to think about just running your business. Who wants a website headache too?

My Services


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    Web Design & Development

    Get a website taylor-made to serve the goals of your business. It will be fast, secure, and search engine friendly. And you’ll be able to manage your content quickly and easily.

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    Code Fixes

    Need code help? From fixing bugs, to configuring plugins, or implementing a new feature, I’ll help with just about any small code-related job on your website.

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    Page Speed Optimization

    Is your WordPress website running slow? It could be costing you customers. I’ll give your site the tune-up it needs to get it loading super fast.

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    Done-for-you Site Care

    Focus on your business and leave the technical stuff to me. I’ll take care of all the day-to-day work necessary to keep your website running like a well-oiled machine.

What my clients say

Laura Fauman - Letterhead Communications

Rob knows his stuff. He is quick to respond and a pleasure to work with.
Laura Fauman, Letterhead Communications

Violet-Rose Pharoah - The File Folder Project

Rob has always provided fast and efficient service, while keeping me informed as to the work that he is doing.
Violet-Rose Pharoah, The File Folder Project

Susan Gillmore & Blair Shaw - Gillmore & Shaw

Working with Rob was pleasant and easy. He was professional throughout and always responded promptly to our needs. We would not hesitate to recommend his services.
Susan Gillmore & Blair Shaw, Gillmore & Shaw

Why you should hire me

I’ve spent more than a decade both developing and managing websites. I’ve worked for marketing agencies and in-house for a major BC law firm. I’ve created websites for lawyers, real estate developments, non-profits, and others.

I’ve learned firsthand what makes a great website, from branding to user experience to security. And I’ve also seen the common struggles and frustrations many business owners and content managers face when it comes to running their websites.

My mission is to help website owners have high-performing websites that run smoothly all the time, hassle-free.

I work by WordPress web developer best practices, and I know what I’m doing. I’m quick, reliable, and easy to work with. And I’ll explain in plain English exactly what you’re paying for.

Rob Golbeck - WordPress Web Developer

I’ve spent more than a decade both developing and managing websites. I’ve worked for marketing agencies and in-house for a major BC law firm. I’ve created websites for lawyers, real estate developments and non-profits.

I’ve learned firsthand what makes a great website, from branding to user experience to security and performance. And I’ve experienced a lot of the same frustrations that many website owners face when managing their websites.

My goal is to help website owners have high-performing sites that run smoothly all the time, hassle-free.

I work by WordPress web developer best practices, and I know what I’m doing. I’m quick, reliable, and easy to work with. And I’ll explain in plain English exactly what you’re paying for.

Need a new website? Let’s make it happen.

Have a broken one? I’ll take a look under the hood.

Stuck halfway through? I’ll fix it up.