Helping businesses for over a decade.
A Simple Beginning.
Jimmyweb was started by two mates, Jimmy and Ken, working after hours and on weekends, designing and building websites for a select handful of clients. Some of those clients are still actively using Jimmyweb today - clients like Baillie Lodges and Tessuti Fabrics. Back then, website launches were far between, but we celebrated each and every one.
New Service: Wordpress.
In the early years, we would mostly build static websites and websites built on hand-rolled content management systems. Wordpress changed everything! Wordpress became our go-to content management system (that over the years has grown from strength to strength). Now most of our websites are built on Wordpress.
The Big Step.
Spurred on by a growing list of encouraging clients we left our jobs to make Jimmyweb our fulltime endeavour. We decided to create a new type of digital agency. One that's flexible, down to earth and approachable and one that is 100% focused on client needs. We moved into our new office on York Street, Sydney on the 2nd February, 2009.
New Service: Shopify.
Around early 2009 we started building eCommerce websites on Shopify - a fantastic hosted eCommerce solution that our clients love.
Our First Developer.
Within a year we had hired our first developer. We've been growing cautiously ever since - always with a mind on how we can best serve our clients.
New Service: Symfony Development.
During this period, we added Symfony to our arsenal of development tools. Symfony is a powerful, robust, rapid development framework that allows us to design, build and deploy much larger, more complex web projects. This, combined with Wordpress, gave us the ability to build a broad range of websites, small to large.
Small But Growing.
During these early years at York Street, we maintained a steady team of four.
New Service: Responsive Design.
During this time, mobile friendly web design became a big deal. The growth of website usage on mobile phones was rapid, and we adpoted new design principles and technologies that allowed our clients to be at the forefront of this change.
Building On Experience.
In early 2013 Jimmy left the company to move on to other projects, while Ken continued to build Jimmyweb's capabilities by surrounding himself with talented developers that had the right mix of experience, technical knowledge and strategic thinking.
With the addition of Laura as the Accounts Manager, and a steady team of four developers the company grew to a team of six.
Jimmyweb Acquires iVent.
At the start of 2016, Jimmyweb acquired web development company - iVent Services (Est. 2000). This enabled the two offices to combine and share resources, technologies, experience, ideas and processes, while being able to conveniently provide great service to clients throughout the greater Sydney region.
New Service: Managed Hosting.
Shortly after acquiring iVent, we were able to start offering Managed Web Hosting services to our clients, making it easier for us to offer even greater support going forward.
Our First Designer.
Up until this point, Ken had designed every website. In mid 2016 we added another designer to the team, expanding the creative talent within Jimmyweb.
15 Years Young.
In early 2018 we celebrated the milestone of serving our clients for 15 years!
A Bigger Team.
Throughout 2019, we continued to add new talent to the Jimmyweb team - both developers and new designers.
New Service: Speed Optimisation.
While we've always built websites with speed in mind, in 2019 we started offering Speed Optimisaton services to clients, who have had websites built by other developers.
Over the years we've fostered great relationships with our clients. We've always focused on making websites better for everyone, so our clients can focus on what they do best: selling their products and services. Today, Jimmyweb is a tight-knit team of energetic web developers and designers with a passion for getting great results. We provide personal, local service to our clients from all over Sydney, as well as throughout Australia.
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We're big enough to get things done.
Small enough to still care about every client.
Meet the team.
Ryan.PHP Developer / Front-End Coder2013
Ryan joined Jimmyweb in 2013 and has instantly become an integral part of the development team. Ryan enjoys making the complex look simple and is passionate about making sense of the online world for all users.
John.PHP Developer / Front-End Coder2014
John has over 7 years experience as a PHP developer, using many different frameworks such as Yi, Symfony, Wordpress, WooCommerce and Shopify. He can focus on the details while delivering projects very quickly.
Bryan.PHP Developer / Front-End Coder2016
With over 20 years of coding, systems analysis, training and project management experience under his belt, Bryan can work with you in all stages of your project delivering flexible, efficient solutions.
Surya.PHP Developer / Front-End Coder2016
Surya, with over 7 years experience in web development, is a natural at building websites on the Wordpress and WooCommerce frameworks. Her focus is on building websites that have a great user experience.
Steven.PHP Developer / Front-End Coder2017
With around 20 years of experience at software engineering and the last 8 years as a web developer, Steven is a very well rounded web developer having worked with Zend, Symfony, Wordpress and Shopify.
Laura has a background in accounting and business analysis. Laura is responsible for ensuring that the business runs smoothly day-to-day and that great results are a common thread in our work.
Wayne.PHP Developer / Front-End Coder2019
With a couple of years of agency experience, Wayne joined Jimmyweb as an energetic Wordpress, WooCommerce and Shopify developer, who easily takes websites from concept to deployment.
Serena.Web Designer / UX Designer2020
With previous digital agency experience, Serena is the kind of web designer every client dreams of. Talented, creative, enthusiastic and persistent - no design problem can stop her!
Mia.Web Designer / UX Designer2020
Mia joins the team with an eye for design & loves to create functional yet impactful websites. With an interest in Shopify, Mia loves communicating with clients to see great results & loves a digital challenge.
Daniel.Web Designer / UX Designer2020
Coming to Jimmyweb with several years of experience, Daniel is a naturally gifted web designer who helps clients clarify their user experience, define their brand style and design beautiful websites that drive sales.
Grant.PHP Developer / Front-End Coder2020
Grant is natural developer that works alongside the team to build websites with great foundations. He appreciates those finer details & excels at creating a website that is long-lasting & high quality.
Alex.PHP Developer / Front-End Coder2020
Alex has many years of development experience & being our in-house guru, he excels at any development & digital challenge! Alex enjoys the development process & delivers quality work.
"Jimmyweb did a great job with our website. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to build an online shop."− Rui Zhou, Love Handbags
"Jimmyweb's work building our website was completed to budget, timelines, and with open, clear communication – and good humour (always important)."− Penny Rafferty, Luxury Lodges of Australia
"Working with Jimmyweb on our website redesign project was just about as easy and stress-free a project like this should be."− Rachel Pirie, Metro Hotels Group
"Thank you for everything Ken; don't know how I would have managed without your enthusiasm and professionalism - much appreciated!"− Lisa Makiiti, Bowker Beach House
People We Recommend.
Over the years, we've been fortunate enough to meet, work with and be inspired by some very talented people. From software and application developers, other designers and search engine marketing specialists to amazingly talented copywriters and new-media marketers. Chances are, if you need a service that we don't provide, we've met and can recommend someone who is a specialist and is great at what they do.
Our Core Values
We are Friendly.
We're committed to guiding you through the process of creating a website, one step at a time, in a friendly and relaxed manner. Most importantly, we really enjoy what we do, and hopefully it shows.
We are Passionate.
We have a good understanding of the changing world of web design and web development, and we really enjoy learning new techniques and are passionate about applying best practice to all of our work.
We are Experienced.
The experience and expertise we've gained in the web design and development industry over the years allow us to give our clients solid honest advice and deliver highy effective, tangible online results.
We are Communicators.
We encourage and remind the whole team to communicate well with our clients. We stay in regular contact with our clients through-out a project and explain in clear, easy-to-understand terms the design and development process.
We are Genuine.
We use open-source solutions and employ web standards in all projects. This means you are not locked in to working with us and you can easily find a replacement.
Of course, we work hard to make sure you won't ever need to!
If you’re not happy with our service in the future, you'll be able to find another developer who can take over and work on your website. Open-source means that any web developer can build on your website and develop new features for it. Some web development agencies want you to use their custom built CMS, essentially locking you in to using them forever, making it difficult to leave. Other developers can't build on to their CMS, so you're stuck with them (regardless of price or quality of service).
Essentially, in order to keep working with you, we aim to provide excellent on-going service. It's that simple.