Hi! My name is Jonathan.

I’m a Freelance web consultant, developer, and writer.

How can I help you today?

With over 15 years of software development experience, I can help take you from idea to execution.


Code reviews

If you’re starting your development journey, or you want a second opinon on code you or someone you’ve hired wrote, I’d be happy to be of service.


Taking an idea and turning it into a reality shouldn’t be hard. I’ll help you take your new product or service from idea to implementation.


Sometimes all you need is a little tweak or change to get exactly what you need. Feel free to contact me for all your customisation needs.


The power of open-source software lies in the collaborative development from multiple independent sources. Open-source software generates an increasingly more diverse scope of design perspective than any one person or company is capable of developing and sustaining long term.


Used by 30% of the top 10 million websites (as of January 2018), WordPress is the most popular website management (or blogging) system in use on the Web, powering more than 60 million websites worldwide.


Laravel is a free, open-source, PHP web framework, intended for the development of modern web applications. Laravel is regarded as one of the most popular PHP frameworks.

A Personal Touch.

My approach to problem solving and software development:

  • I will never stop learning but I will be aware of my own limitations.
  • I will build my business sustainably through passionate and loyal customers.
  • I will never pass up an opportunity to help out a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything.
  • I will communicate with my clients as much as possible, because it’s the oxygen of a successful relationship.
  • Given enough time and resouces, there is no problem that I cannot solve.

My skillset.

Vanilla PHP, CakePHP, Laravel, CodeIgniter, Yii

Vanilla JavaScript, jQuery, Angular, Vue, React

HTML5, Bootstrap

Sass, Less

  • PHP – 90%
  • JavaScript – 90%
  • HTML – 85%
  • CSS – 80%

Certified Codeable Expert Developer.

Since September 2016, I have provided 5 star service to WordPress customers from around the world.

Codeable Reviews.

Codeable is the #1 outsourcing platform for WordPress. 989 of every 1000 completed projects are rated with 5/5 stars. Here are just a few.

  • Project Rating:

    Jonathan was thorough, flexible and communicated clearly about the challenges and progress along the way. Even as the brief developed into something different, he was proactive in running with the changes and keeping the end goal in mind. Thank you Sir!

    - Guy van der Walt

  • Project Rating:

    Prompt, communicative, quality code every time. Thank you!!

    - Lindsay Landis

  • Project Rating:

    Code worked brilliantly. Super helpful and really quick. Thanks!

    - Mal L

  • Project Rating:

    Solved my problem! Great work!

    - Jason White

  • Project Rating:

    Very professional and capable. Worked to understand the issue and framed a solution ahead of schedule.

    - Paul A Beck


Taking back ownership of the word ‘freelancer’

Based on some prompting by Hugh I applied as a speaker at PHPSouthAfrica this year. Apparently they still don't know how little I actually know as they accepted my talk submission 😉 I'll be talking just after afternoon tea about a topic that has been on my mind...

So, you want to work from home?

Tonight I'm speaking at the WordPress Cape Town Meetup about the pros and cons of working from home and what you can do to create your perfect work from home space. Here are the slides from that talk.

2017 24 Hour Roll-a-thon fund raiser

This coming weekend I will be taking part in the 24 hour roll-a-thon at Gracie Jiu Jitu Cape Town, raising funds for cancer sufferers/survivors and a local hospice. If I'm honest though, the main reason I am doing this is my jiu jitsu buddy, Juan Poerstamper. Juan has...