26 years professional web experience
Professionally designing, building and managing websites since 1996
Building and managing websites since 1996
Targa Web Services was founded by me, Daron Harvey.
I have spent over 26 years producing websites and fulfilling a range of web related roles, including:
- Web Design & Web Development
- Search Engine Optimisation
- Usability Testing
- e-commerce project management
- User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
- User Experience (UX)
- Business Analysis
- International website compliance
You can learn more about my professional background on LinkedIn.
Freelance Website Designer
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 and managing dynamic e-commerce websites in 28 languages on their core web platform.
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, 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 Services to provide a full package of expertise which extends beyond
just the website.
Why use Targa?
- 26 years experience
- Depth & breadth of knowledge
- Expertise in digital marketing, web design, code, graphics, SEO and analytics.
- A broad understanding of what works and doesn't work for different types of business.
- Affordable, friendly, personal and flexible service.
Need more reason? Think beyond the website!
It is advisable to think beyond web design and beyond your physical website.
Due to the availability of DIY drag and drop
no code website builders such as Wix and WordPress, many newcomers have emerged in recent years offering web design services.
no code website builders have made it easy for people to enter the web design industry and relying on those platforms to provide the components necessary to construct a website, despite the web designer lacking the technical skills and depth of knowledge you would expect if you're paying for a professional service.
As a consequence it is not uncommon for owners of such websites to then seek the help of more experienced web designers and web agencies to rectify problems, and sometimes even completely rebuild their websites.
What should you expect?
To provide a professional web design service with ongoing support, the range of skills and experience should typically include search engine optimisation, website health checks, user experience testing and Google Analytics services.
You should also expect the web designer or web design agency to take the time to understand your business, your goals, what you need, and provide a solution to meet your objectives.
Targa is a small, friendly, professional web design company with the skills, knowledge and experience to build you an SEO friendly responsive website, all with full ongoing support to suit your needs, budget and preference.
Get in Touch
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