Welcome to Motuweb Design

Hi! I’m John Potter; a freelance web designer based in Auckland, New Zealand. I’ve been developing websites since 1997.

My clients get:

  • Personal attention.
  • An on-going relationship with someone who understands their business.
  • The benefit of my many years of experience.
  • To deal directly with the business owner, instead of a junior technician.
  • Rapid response in crisis situations as I only work part-time.


I charge NZ$ 60.00 per hour in 10 minute blocks. Minor updates often cost clients just $10 – $20.

WordPress Websites

My main work is developing and maintaining customised WordPress websites, which allow users to publish updated news, information and articles on the internet themselves, even if they only have basic computer skills. I also offer training & support to administrators of existing WordPress sites.
More about WordPress.

POSH Websites

However, if all you need is an online brochure, I’m also happy to build you a Plain Old Semantic HTML site.

Valid, accessible, cross-platform code

How will you benefit from hiring an experienced HTML & CSS coder like me, instead of using a cheap, off-the-shelf solution, or even DIY?

You get a site which works properly for everyone, including:

  • people with disabilities
  • visitors using a range of browsers
  • visitors with small-screen devices such as I-Phones or Pocket PCs
  • visitors with low bandwidth
  • non-human visitors such as search engine robots

Building a web page is not particularly hard. Mainstream browsers are very forgiving of mangled code – which is sometimes described as “tag soup”.

Web Standards

Busineses or organisations, on the other hand, need to project a professional image and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to best practice. The first step should be to ensure their web site code complies with current Web Standards.

Free visit to discuss new sites

If you are near Auckland, I’m happy to come and meet you. You’ll discover that I communicate well, and that I’m easy to get on with. I’m good at giving people what they want or explaining how their ideas can be enhanced. I tend to develop long-term partnerships – many of my customers re-employ me to do more work for them.
Contact me to make an appointment

Free estimate of update or repair work

Please enter your name and email address into the form on this page and click “Get a free estimate”.