Website Management, Design, Testing & SEO
27 years professional web experience
Professionally designing, building, managing and testing websites since 1996
Building and managing websites since 1996
When forming Targa Web Solutions I originally planned on returning to my roots and focus mainly on website design, having spent more than 20 years developing, managing and testing huge global e-commerce systems. However, it quickly became apparent, literally from day 1, that businesses of all sizes were having problems with their existing websites, and were coming to me for help.
No matter who built your website, whether it was a freelancer using WordPress, an agency producing you a bespoke website, or a dedicated in-house web development team for a large corporation, most websites have room for improvement, and many suffer from poor design, technical issues, speed problems, lack of visitors, and generally fall far short of fulfilling their objectives.
27 years in the making
I'm Daron Harvey, and I have spent over 27 years producing websites and fulfilling a range of web related roles, including:
- Web Design & Web Development
- e-commerce Project Management and Consultancy
- Business Analysis
- Usability Testing
- User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
- User Experience (UX) Testing
- International website compliance
- Search Engine Optimisation
You can learn more about my professional background on LinkedIn.
Freelance Website Designer - 1996 to 2000
My early web career between 1996 and late 2000 was spent as a freelance website designer, creating and maintaining websites for businesses of all sizes in a range of different industries.
I was then contacted by a multinational organisation who was putting a core team of web design experts together to build, manage and develop their global e-commerce website.
A move into e-commerce
In September 2000 I joined Hertz Europe as a senior web designer, and spent the next 20 years in various roles building, managing and testing dynamic e-commerce websites in 28 languages on their core web platform.
Building dynamic websites at Hertz meant building websites which are truly based on the customer, with each website visit determined by such factors as:
- the selections a user makes;
- the country they're from;
- their language;
- where and when they want to rent a car;
- the vehicles available at that place and time;
- the cost of each vehicle for the time period selected;
- the ability to upgrade insurance options, and add things such as child seats which also impacted the cost;
- providing different payment options at different rates;
- currency conversion;
- displaying prices inclusive or exclusive of tax, as relevant to international laws, rules and expectations;
... and the list goes on!
My role also involved managing a number of corporate partner websites for several airline partners, including Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Air France and Qatar Airways, as well as the development and launch of a loyalty scheme portal with Hertz's partnership with Nectar.
28 languages - $3.5 billion USD
Many air miles were clocked up travelling between offices in the UK, Europe and various locations in the US, and at the peak during my time with the company, the Hertz websites were generating in excess of $3.5 billion US Dollars in annual online sales.
Those 20 years in the corporate e-commerce world also provided me with project management and business analysis experience, CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner) certification, and many other core web management skills.
I have carried this wealth of knowledge and experience into Targa Web Solutions to provide a range of testing, troubleshooting and consultancy services to help businesses of all sizes with their online presence.
Why use Targa?
- 27 years experience
- Depth & breadth of knowledge
- Expertise in digital marketing, web design (HTML, CSS, JaveScript and PHP), website testing, website management, etc.
- A broad understanding of what works and doesn't work for different types of business.
- A friendly, personal, flexible service, with meticulous attention to detail.
Need more reasons?
Recent 5 star review
We found Daron to be very professional and thorough with his review on our company website. We were so surprised at the depth of his investigation. He identified some areas the needed to be improved and informed us on how this should be carried out. We would highly recommend his services!
Su Stirling - Prime Marine
Recent 5 star review
It wasn’t until I met Daron from Targa Web Solutions that I even realised how different a web site can be “under the hood”.
Right from the very first meeting the attention to detail, great ideas and skill was apparent. Regular updates and ideas were sent during the building of the site, and the end result is so much better than we could have hoped for.
Having worked with various website builders over the years, my regret is I never met Daron sooner. I 100% recommended Targa Web Solutions.
Neil Gornal - PurerClean
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