Website Development

Bill Dodd

Science communicator

Glenn is an excellent strategist when it comes to web design. The workshops with him were incredibly useful in refining what we wanted our website to do in the context of our broader organisational objectives. The finished product is excellent. Overall our team is very grateful to have been able to draw on Glenn’s extensive experience in not only web design, but user experience and CRM integration. Thank you Glenn!

Jesse Boylan

Photographer, Filmmaker, Community Radio Producer

It was great working with Glenn and ActionSkills. Glen’s skills and patience was instrumental in my experience of making my website. His knowledge of project management, web design, as well as campaigning and activism meant a lot of things didn’t have to be explained. I highly recommend ActionSkills for your next website project.

Igor Pershin

Digital Marketing Specialist

Glenn is a top notch web developer more interested in partnering with your org to make a greater impact than only making money, which is refreshing to see. He is honest, transparent and reliable, delivering what he set out to achieve exceeding our expectations her at Farmer’s Footprint Australia. Highly recommended!

Jane Douglas

Business Manager at Australian Institute of Employment Rights Inc

We went to ActionSkills to sort out our dysfunctional website. ActionSkills are amazing help for NFP orgs like us.

Alex Rodriguez

Director at Structural Melbourne

We highly recommend Action Skills. They have helped us increase our reach and market share

Jenny Wolswinkel

Native vegetation consultant, project manager, author

I approached Glenn Todd and Action Skills with a request to add an online store to my website, so that I could sell my Eucalypts books online. Glenn recommended building a website that would not only meet my immediate needs but also accurately represent the nature, scope and direction of the business, Seeds of Gippsland. His advice to work on clarifying my business goals echoed that of my business mentor, which I thought a good sign!

I didn’t need much convincing that we needed to completely replace my inadequate old website, and got to work on defining goals and supplying an assortment of images, business information and hastily-written soul-searching paragraphs. Glenn worked his magic with my material, incorporating it into a new website that is as functional as it is pleasing to look at.

Watching the website take shape helped me to get a clearer picture of Seeds of Gippsland and the direction it needs to go, and fine-tuning the content became easy. The website still serves as a reference point to keep us on track, and I’m sure it will continue to be an integral part of the business as it develops further.

I appreciated Action Skills’ strategic approach to website building; the obvious experience and technical expertise necessary to develop user-friendly pages; and their willingness and ability to answer questions, respond to requests and provide instructions on how to use software.
They will be my go-to people for any future website and automation needs.

El Hadj Djitteye

Founder& Executive Director the Timbuktu Center

As grassroots peace activists, working with ActionSkills on the redesign of the Timbuktu Center Think tank website was a game changer for us. Glenn’s work was insightful, design-thinking, and intuitive, which helped us in developing a website to expand our work online and have an international profile. I would recommend them for your website work and any Digital and website development work.

Glenn is an inspiration to both our generation and future generations. His passion and dedication to supporting and assisting grassroots organizations in making the world a better place to live are greatly needed.

Lighter Footprints

Glenn and team did a great job helping us to improve our SEO.

Antony Loewenstein

Independent journalist, author and film-maker

Working with ActionSkills for the redesign of the Declassified Australia website, we found Glenn’s work to be insightful, forward-thinking and intuitive to help us build a platform to expand our investigative journalism. I’d recommend them for your website work.

Olly Guano

Activist

Supports the grassroots political scene in so-called Aus. Very responsive and helpful expertise. Pls support.

Adrian Marshall

Facilitator -Grassy Plains Network

Easy and empowering, understood our needs well.

Gem Romuld

Australian Director - International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Action Skills is a brilliant crew of radical web whizzes that keep a whole host of campaign websites up and running- a critical contribution to the struggle for a better world. They are also very easy to work with and learn from.

James Whelan

Director - The Change Agency

Glenn and the ActionSkills team created the Change Agency’s new website. They have a deep understanding of the not for profit sector and the unique needs of public interest organisations. They anticipated our strengths and constraints and tailored solutions accordingly. Creative, intuitive, resourceful.

Don Baker

Treasurer - Victorian Rogaining Association

Rogaining Victoria is a small not for profit and Glenn from ActionSkills helped us develop our new website. It is a vast improvement on the old site and came in on budget. Implementation took longer than we expected but that is because we could not keep up the pace needed. ActionSkills were patient and flexible in meeting our time constraints and answering our questions. We have a site that we feel we can keep current without a lot of ongoing assistance

Anthony Amis

Environmental History/Land Use Researcher - Friends of the Earth

ActionSkills are the best!!! I first met Glenn Todd a few years ago with the “mad” idea of creating a national pesticide map. Not only did he have all the skills to pull the map framework together, he made it in a way that was simple enough for me (a computer tragic) to add data to. We’ve hit around 90,000 page views now and also added 4 more maps highlighting drinking water, PFAS chemicals and even koalas. ActionSkills have also been patient in dealing with me and have helped with numerous updates to the sites as well. 5 stars from me

Catherine Barrett

Director - Alices Garage

I worked with Glenn to set up a website. He was great to work with – engaged with our stakeholders in ways that were respectful, was creative, patient and prompt. Did I say patient? I so appreciated his willingness to teach me how to do most of it myself. thanks Glenn.

Jessica Morrison

Executive Officer at Australia Palestine Advocacy Network

Glenn is not only a skilled IT professional, but he also understands campaigning – which was vital for our project. With Glenn’s steadfast commitment to co-learning, we’ve boosted our own skills and understanding in website design and functionality, and been challenged about our assumptions. Glenn’s work has taken our website capabilities to the next level, without breaking the bank

Shima Ibuki

Centre Manager at Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre

Glenn built the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre’s new website which is a fully functional site with online event bookings and room calendars. Glenn listened carefully to our needs and delivered a product that was in line with our budget and then taught us how to maintain it. We still use Glenn on an as needs basis to troubleshoot and when we want to make modifications to the website. I recommend Glenn as a friendly, technically competent and experienced web designer and look forward to continuing to work with him. See less

Maria McConkey

Communications Manager at SENVIC

Thank you so much Glenn for your patient, positive and thorough training and expertise! We were able to get SENVIC up and running within a few weeks and use the builder with ease. We feel well-equipped to manage our own website in the long term (with a little bit of help here and there!).

Bess Murphy

Community Engagement Coordinator at Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC)

Thank you so much Glenn for all your help making Cairns and Far North Environment Centre a swish bang new website and database to boot. Great service, great price, really understands the needs of the non-profit and activist world as well as all the tech. Flexible, responsive and fast worker. There’s no way we could have got this outcome without you – we can’t thank you enough!

Lizzie O'Shea

Lawyer

Glenn offered a practical and thoughtful approach to building my website. I needed guidance and he helped me through it. I can recommend this for people who are looking for ways to learn to how to be independent in managing a digital project, in a supported environment.

Holly Hammond

Director at Plan to Win

Thank you so much Glenn, you did a great job! So appreciative of your combination of digital skills and radical values

Jennifer Hutchison

Publisher at Journeys to Words Publishing

Just want to add profound gratitude to Glenn at Dvize for his terrific guidance as he set up and launched journeystowordspublishing.com for us. It was impressive to watch the magician at work. This is the sort of behind-the-scenes help small business needs, to keep up with the web-world and concentrate on selling good books.

Adam Baldock

Director I Rehabilitation & Business Consultant

I asked Glen to update my website. I now have a great contemporary website that quickly conveys what I am about. Glen has awesome insight and understanding of design, marketing and google.

Sonjeeta Mahapatra

Communications Consultant

Foundation House worked with Dvize to set up a new website in WordPress. We found them to be a very straightforward, responsive agency who have the ability to simplify the complicated process of building a new website and train our in house team during the process.

Dvize are excellent project managers, and their progress meetings were a very important part of the process to ensure that the project was on track and deadlines did not slip. Their organized approach meant that our project was kept within budget and that we worked to our timeframes, and in turn we were able to meet our goals.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Dvize and the work that they do. They work to very high standards, have a frank approach and a highly skilled team.

Emily Alexandra

International Communications Coordinator - Deakin University

I am totally thankful for you immediately giving me an easy-to-digest overview of available services, resources and options along with a range of fantastic recommendations.

I was thoroughly impressed by the almost immediate understanding of project requirements, next-level attention to detail and general intuitive and thoughtful approach to not only the project itself but, to the site we made (in record speed, mind you).

The intuitive and consistently can-do approach is very refreshing and so very rare in this world! Simplicity, creativity, resourcefulness and an earnest approach are what stood out for me, and a high-level of integrity and care for the work in general – absolutely no detail was left untouched and everything I wanted, you made happen. It’s rare to find any of those qualities in the industry so the combination of the above is a beautiful thing, and as a result, so is the website.

From a technical perspective it was future-proofed at every single level which adds another layer of amazingness – I can’t thank you enough for your help to overcome all obstacles and guiding and leading the way to make sure the site is fully measurable and all plugins integrated intelligently. The design, which can often make or break a project, is totally spot-on as well and was very quickly developed – a credit to your experience, knowledge of WordPress and the latest and greatest IA and industry practices.

Thanks very much to both Debbie, Glenn and the team, I hope to work with you again.

May Ng

Association for Children with a Disability

Dvize developed our website for Changing Places, a project advocating for fully accessible public toilets for people with severe and profound disability. Dvize really made the effort to understand our goals and requirements, offering sound professional advice during every step of the process. They worked flexibly and responded to all our requests, questions and changes and delivered the project on time despite the tight turnaround time and complex nature of the project.

Dimity Hawkins

Campaign Director and Executive Officer - ICAN Australia

Glenn Todd was pivotal to the launching and branding of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons (ICAN) in the lead up to launching the campaign from Australia in 2007. He provided essential training in Drupal for our staff, helped coordinate and design our initial website and has provided us with further training and advice over the past four years. He is approachable, professional and very adept at sharing skills and knowledge. We appreciate Glenns work immensely.

Kirstie McLaren

Media & Communications Manager

I approached Glenn to provide some training on the technical aspects ofsetting up WordPress for the new UnitingCare website.

Glenn has calm approach to his work and spent time on website strategy and understanding exactly what I wanted to achieve both from a training perspective and in terms of site functionality.

Glenn guided me through the complexities of server management, security issues, SEO and CSS coding for custom design. He has a flexible work approach, meaning he can schedule times to meet face to face, respond to email or set up a conversation via Skype.

I highly recommend Glenn from Dvize as excellent designer, trainer and strategist. His portfolio says it all.

Christobel Munson

Director Marigold Health Foods Australia

Glenn was fantastic totally revitalising our website with WordPress. Then he taught me how to manage ongoing content changes, despite my extreme hesitation and, um, discomfort at the very idea. Now I am so happy that I can nip in and add a little bit here, change something there. All without formality or didactic teaching, which wouldn’t have worked anyway.

Heartily recommend any class or instruction to anyone considering his trainings. And he’s such a nice guy too.

Barrie Hanson

Director Restore Your Health - Therapies

Margaret and myself are really pleased with the website. Other folks have said they like it too, so again thanks for your expertise.

Jasmin Tulk

Graphic Designer - The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet engaged Glenn to develop the blog, behindballet.com. During the entire process we found Glenn to be helpful and mindful of our unique requirements, he answered our questions patiently and his suggestions helped improve the concept of the blog.

Glenn took proactive measures to enhance the functionality and aesthetic quality of the blog and we were impressed with his level of technical expertise, which he explained carefully and thoroughly. We are very happy with behindballet.com and would gladly recommend his services for any company that wants to promote it’s online presence.

Monica Buch

Online Coordinator - the Arts Centre Melbourne

Glenn has provided us with excellent service which is tailored to the needs of Arts Centre Melbourne. He redesigned The Famous Spiegel Season website to meet the specific needs of our organisation. The training provided was customised; providing the necessary skills and knowledge needed to foster independence over the website – one that is easy to manage and update.

It is reassuring to know that Glenn knows his work inside out and provides professional and personalised service that is simply a phone call or email away with a super-fast response rate, explained in an easy-to-understand manner. Thank you Glenn for your expertise and for creating a user-friendly website.

Lucy Feagins

Director - The Design Files

Dvize built a customised WordPress site for The Design Files, and managed the migration of an enormous archive of content across to the new site. It was huge task which Dvize completed at an extremely competitive rate.

It is invaluable knowing that you have one person who knows the project inside and out, and he’s only a phone call away with any questions / troubleshooting down the track. You wouldn’t get this level of personalised service from a larger company.

He was very good at communicating complex issues and developing a solution that draws on a wide variety of technical options.

Carlo Santone

Manager / Founder - Blue King Brown

It was brilliant to work with Glenn at dvize on the new Blue King Brown website, Glenn really opened my mind to understand the importance, relevance & overall concept behind building an effective website. Not only am really happy with the site, we’ve had some great feedback, it’s easy to operate, effective and very functional, but my understanding of the world wide web is now much more comprehensive as a result of my experience with dvize.

Dan Atkins

Managing Director - Shaper Group

Glenn was involved in the early stages of our business establishment and was invaluable in the development of various company web sites and communication materials.

I found Glenn to be highly professional, reliable, honest and committed to achieving positive outcomes.

He was very good at communicating complex issues and developing a solution that draws on a wide variety of technical options.

Jackie Jenkins

Communications Project Officer - Seniors Rights Victoria

As a small non-profit organisation, we needed a low-cost no-frills website on which to publish an educational resource. Glenn understood exactly what we needed and set about creating it. He worked above and beyond requirements particularly in negotiating with other IT professionals on our behalf. His patience with our shifting deadlines and changing requirements was stellar. Thanks to Glenn, we now have an excellent on-line resource that we know is contributing to improved circumstances for many in our community.

Uschi Steedman

Communications consultant & facilitator

As a fledgling, small business owner I was looking for a web developer who could work with me to produce an affordable yet engaging and easily maintainable website. Glenn’s direct and professional approach was just what I was after. Sound, clear advice that made the decision-making easy; and a website that works beautifully and fits the brief perfectly.

Glenn has a unique skill-set that covers all bases and makes working with him a pleasure – up-to-date technical knowledge, a passion for social media strategy, a commitment to training, and a strong design background. Combine this with his amazing patience, support and willingness to share knowledge and you have a service that is second-to-none. Glenn’s commitment to various environmental and not-for-profit initiatives also speaks volumes about his principled approach to business and it was a delight to see this translated into his day-to-day working practices.

Elaine Thomas

Secretary - International Ranger Federation

I recently worked with Glenn Todd from Dvize on the design of a new website for the International Ranger Federation. We are a small, not-for-profit, volunteer-based organisation. We had big ideas for our website and a small budget. Glenn worked above and beyond the requirements of our contract to help us to achieve our goals. Thanks to Glenn we now have a website that is fresh and functional and that we can easily manage and update ourselves.

Glenn also provided advice on our new domain name and our hosting options – all of which we found very useful and acted on. He also ensured a smooth transition from our old website to the new one.

I found Glenn to be highly professional, patient and incredibly helpful, passionate and enthusiastic.

Lucas Habib

Park Warden - Jasper National Park, Canada

Dvize designed a website that meets our needs as an international organization. They have built scalability for mobile devices into the theme, which is critical for us so staff working in remote areas all over the world can access it. Not only does the site look great, it has been easy for us to maintain. Glenn’s service has been stellar in helping us tweak things to make sure it’s all running as we’d like, and he’s gone above and beyond in dealing with our previous hosts and domain name providers. The fact that Dvize supports environmental causes has also been a big factor for us.

Kathryn McGrath

Digital Producer - Edunity

Dvize worked with us to rebuild our site ACTU Worksite for Schools, helping us to convert from a clunky custom CMS to WordPress. Their focus on collaboration and training us meant we could pick and choose the parts we could work on ourselves and get Glenn on board to code the tricky stuff. We are very happy with the final product, and have received positive feedback from the teachers that use the site.

Nic Maher

Executive Officer - EPA Victoria

Dvize helped us realise our vision to improve the functionality and design of our existing website. Working with Dvize was a true collaborative process and our staff were trained in the fundamental concepts of WordPress throughout the journey. This created real value for our network – and our staff – as we now have the internal capacity to manage everyday aspects of the website. Dvize also provided useful suggestions and insights to bolster our communication strategy and as a result, our network members are more engaged with our online tools and resources.

Dvize’s upfront and frank communication approach meant that we knew what was possible within our budget and timeframes and we were able to prioritise goals to meet important milestones.

I recommend Dvize for WordPress support, training and development, they are a collaborative, supportive and skilled team.

Guy Abrahams

CEO & Co-founder CLIMARTE

Dvize were fantastic in helping CLIMARTE create our WordPress based website. From understanding our needs, suggesting useful strategies and implementing the whole package, Glenn and Debbie had the knowledge and patience to deal with our non-technical minds and deliver a site that did just what we wanted.

Lyndall Taylor

Director, Life StyleList

Thank you again for your time and commitment to not only building the Life StyleLists website, but providing valued assistance after launch.

Feedback on the site so far has been wonderful, and many of your suggested additions have been easily implemented since going live as the WordPress templates have been extremely easy to navigate.

I’m extremely grateful for you guiding me through such an exciting but daunting period and will most certainly be contacting you again in the near future to add e-commerce!

Keahny Boers

Marketing Manager, Active Feet

Dvize were recommended to us by an industry leading consultant and for good reason. Glenn and the team did an amazing job of building a website that was dynamic, manageable and reflected our brand well. The team worked closely with us throughout the entire process to ensure that our needs were met. We would definitely recommend Dvize for any future website projects.

Onur Ekinci

Ballarat Co-Lab Founder

Dvize were incredibly easy to work with. Their turnaround time was fantastic as they kept the whole process lean and met our needs precisely. They also offered strategic advice where they felt the approach could be enhanced which added great value to the end product. We would definitely recommend working with Dvize.

Kieran McKernan

Architect

Glenn Produced a website for Moull Murray Architects which presented the designs of the company in a client focussed way, and which projected the ethic and professionalism of the firm. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to employ a highly competent, graphically astute web designer.

Jo Szczepanska

Freelance Designer

Glenn is a reliable, creative and consistent professional. He has a great deal of experience in all things web design and has a really approachable and friendly demeanour. He answered all my questions, made great suggestions and despite working exclusively through emails and Skype helped create a wonderful product. I can’t recommend him enough.

Matthew Wright

CEO Beyond Zero Emissions

Glenn took our organisation from a well intentioned, work-outcome driven group to an organisation with a professional and leading presence that is felt and that cuts through in advancing the prospects for renewable energy generation and decarbonisation of the transport sector.

Glenn has worked on various apects of our communications strategy. He assisted us with our branding policy, allowing our organisation to focus our messaging in a clear and professional way.

Basically Glenn had the answers. He was analytical and could understand exactly what we were trying to achieve, and then he put his expertise to make us achieve easier and faster.

As well as on the Strategic level, Glenn has also supplied production services, such as producing our most important project to date, our 100% Renewable Energy plan. Glenn has influenced our work with a corporate branding style that fits in with all sectors and creates the space for the major policy shift and infrastructure spending we are looking for.

Glenn is an expert in his field. Working with Glenn has been an outright pleasure and we will always seek to hire Glenn again as our first port of call.

Tyrone Preyser

Business Process Capability Manager

Glenn was superb to work with, right from the early concept stage which was basically a meeting in a pub telling him our very high level ideas – to finally deployment of our fully functioning WordPress internet site (with full online video functionality)

The whole process of taking myself and my business partner along the journey of what Glenn was intending to build was brilliant, so we could see for ourselves how the final site would look and function.

Lastly, Glenn’s rates were very reasonable considering the quality of the work performed and the timeliness of when it was delivered.

Phoebe Yu

Founder & CEO of ettitude

Glenn was superb to work with, right from the start, he had given me so many useful strategic ideas on how to reshape our website, our brand look and to build a community for our customers. The shopping cart software we are using is new to him too, but he mastered it in such a short time and customized it so beautifully for me that we had been show cased as a live store example which bring my website huge traffic.

Glenn is not only very creative in web designer, he is also an expert in online marketing, the strategy he implemented for our website worked so well that it doubled our traffic within 1 week.

Lastly, Glenn’s rates were very reasonable considering the quality of the work performed and the timeliness of when it was delivered. And all the useful suggestions and technique he taught me are priceless!

Working with Glenn has been an outright pleasure and i will keep on working with him on other new projects and recommend him to everyone i know!

Yvette "Vetty" Duncan

Operations Manager

Glenn has a natural understanding of client’s wants and needs. As a client you always know what you want as an overall finished product, but are less aware of the individual components required to reach that goal, or which areas should be areas of critical focus.

In this regard Glenn bought great clarity to our overall impact including ensuring our website was built with both traffic and functionality in mind.

His extensive industry knowledge built upon his own creative nature and design background guarantees a unique approach that cannot be easily replicated.

As clients we were delighted with the end result of our project and are extremely grateful for Glenn’s professional nature and transparent method of working and innate integrity.

Emily Pigdon

Commercial Marketing Manager

Environmental Earth Sciences International engaged Glenn to redevelop our group of websites into two functional and efficient sites. He worked very closely with us from the early development and planning stages right through to sending the sites live to make sure that all of our objectives were achieved. Glenn always took the time to talk through any design or technical issues including offering training so we can manage the sites ourselves.

Glenn responded very quickly to our timelines throughout the projects and ensured that the websites were delivered in line with our schedule and budget. His approach was consistently professional and was always willing to offer help and advice. I would be more than happy to work with Glenn on future projects and would recommend Dvize to anyone looking for a creative new website.

Annie Bolitho

Facilitator

If you want to gain capacity to manage a website – confidently, with clarity of purpose and the right level of skill – and keep up a passion for your site – hire Glenn Todd. How does he work wit his clients? Strategically and patiently, delivering milestones right on time.

May Maloney

Health Sector Development and Policy Officer (foundation House)

After talking to many web designers, we had no hesitation in choosing Glenn above the rest. It was clear from the beginning that Glenn understood the ethos of our work, and how to build a site for our needs and our audience. Glenn ran trainings for our staff to build their skills to autonomously manage our website. This was important to us given we are a cash and time-strapped NGO and often need to update information from day to day.

Glenn worked us through design, best practice, taxonomy, uploading, backing up and content management and provided excellent advice on the accessibility of our site. Glenn is approachable, adaptable and speaks our language. Glenn also provided excellent advice on what to look for in a host, and on all the extras.

The Victorian Refugee Health Network recommends the work of Dvize to anyone who is looking for smart designers to build a smart website; and recommends Glenn to anyone who is looking for a designer that understands the heart and soul of what you do.

Michelle Landy

Executive Coach, Presenter, Writer

Thanks Glenn for your help with my my website. And thanks for encouraging me to learn some of those technical things I didn’t want to learn! It’s great to know I can contact you when I next need help

Liana Slipetsky

Director & Licensed Estate Agent

We used Dvize Creative for the design of our website and loved dealing with Debbie and Glenn. They accommodated us and put up with our incessant questions and some indecision.
When we changed direction they were willing to go with our new ideas so that the end result was exactly what we wanted.

They listened to our brief and we now have a real estate website that does not look like your usual stock standard, boring real estate website.