WordPress Consultant (since 2007)

WordPress Consultant: Design, Code, SEO


YCB provides custom web design and development services using
WordPress, the world’s most popular Content Management System.
We leverage open source technologies and UX best practices to create
functional, aesthetic and memorable web sites that are appropriate
for each audience, brand and budget.  We work with individuals and
organizations across multiple industries to engage their clients with
clear, consistent, memorable and pleasant online communications.
We have been creating great sites and satisfying clients since 2007.


User Experience
  • Research and Planning
  • Design Ideas
  • Wireframes
  • Mockups and Comps
  • Final Specification

Great websites don’t happen by accident – it takes a plan. YCB will work with your business to establish goals and requirements. We start with audience and industry research, then analyze user types and tasks. These provide direction for the creative stage, including ideas, sketches, wireframes and final design documents.

Coding & Programming
  • Custom WP Themes
  • Custom WP Plugins
  • CSS3 & HTML5
  • jQuery & AJAX
  • PHP & SQL

We leverage open source technologies to create modular, semantic and (W3) standards-based code. We stay up to date with the newest tools and technologies, but let the trends come and go. Because longevity and success on the web requires more than google/copy/paste. Together we can create an opportunity for excellence.

WordPress Consultant
  • Support
  • Enhancements
  • Advice
  • Analysis
  • Performance improvements

We’d be pleased to assist you. To evaluate working together, please contact us for a free initial consultation.

The Team

Matthew M.
Junior Developer
Matthew Madrone

Over the past decade, Matthew has worked worked in IT for nonprofits, and as a web designer and developer, with most of his current work focused on WordPress. Besides his technical expertise, he leverages his experience as a teacher (music and visual arts) to make technology less intimidating and more comprehensible for clients. Learn more about me on my website.


  • Intermediate Website Development
  • WordPress Coaching
  • Photoshop Coaching
  • Computer & System Functionality Coaching
Dario Novoa
Senior Developer
Dario Jose Novoa Vergara

My specialty is Web Development with more than eight years of experience, I’m interested not only in the visual arts and communication but also in the programing languages for the WWW and Usability. I’m a WordPress evangelist that love’s extending the functionality of WordPress and pushing what it can do. Learn more about me on my website.

Expertise: WordPress Theme & Plugin Development

  • PHP
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • Javascript and jQuery
  • Graphic Design
Kwan Booth
Content Strategist
Kwan Booth

With over 8 years of online media and technology experience, Kwan Booth is a specialist in digital communications and has developed editorial, social media, and training projects for a wide range of clients including the Knight Digital Media Center, Netroots Nation and The National Conference on Media Reform. Learn more about me on my website.

Expertise:  Content and social media for media, nonprofits and businesses.

  • Online content planning and management.
  • Analytics and measurement planning.
  • CMS, Operations & Workflow.
  • Optimizing internal communications with technology.
  • Online tools for community organizations and nonprofits.
Peter Spannagle

I am a Senior Interaction Designer and Front End Developer, WordPress Consultant (since 2007) and co-author of the "WordPress and Flash 10.X Cookbook" for Packt Publishing (UK). Connect with me on LinkedIn or visit my personal website for more information.

Expertise: User Experience: establish priorities, requirements, scope and strategy through comprehensive planning, stakeholder meetings, industry and audience research.

  • Fortune 100 companies - Blue Shield of California and Google
  • Tech - Qik, Ustream, NCsoft, SingularityHub and Innovation Centre Denmark - Silicon Valley
  • Agencies - Eat My Words, Brandwell Creative and Outcast Agency
  • Arts and Media - Grammy Award-Winning Musician, segments on NPR Morning Edition and 106 KMEL
  • Nonprofits - Children and Nature Network, Legal Service for Children and Museo Italoamericano

Adriel Lewis
Visual Designer

Hi! My name is Adriel Luis. I do web development and new media consulting. Developing websites has given me the opportunity to be a "fly on the wall" for a myriad of artistic, organizational, political, educational, and marketing processes. I've designed and implemented dozens of web projects over the past years -- each partnership I've engaged with comes with its own unique story. Learn more about me on my webiste

Expertise: Visual Design

  • Graphic and identity design
  • Social media
  • Web development


See all of our work
  • UX-WordPress

    Digital Air Strike: Auto Industry Social Media

    Digital Air Strike is the automotive industry’s largest provider of social media, reputation management and lead response solutions, serving thousands of dealers nationwide. Digital Air Strike has received recognition from Microsoft and been endorsed by GM, Kia and Ford

  • cp

    Classical Chinese Puzzles: Dynamic Multilingual Redesign

    Non-Profit Cultural Site Featured in Wired Magazine with exhibits in New York, China and San Francisco.

  • um

    Project Injini (NCsoft): iPad application for kids

    Mobile optimized site for NCsoft - an industry leading international game developer. Highlights include: custom design, custom menu navigation and HTML 5 video player.

  • sharam

    Sharam: Grammy Award Winning DJ

    Grammy Award Winning DJ Sharam (Deep Dish): jQuery and PHP, custom page templates, social media and video gallery integration.

  • branches

    Brandwell Creative: Branches Restaurant

    Branches Wood Fired Chop House is a local/organic restaurant located in the heart of Mendocino County. YCB partnered with Brandwell Creative to create this elegant WordPress site.

  • les-belvedere

    Les Belvedere des Ramparts: French Bed & Breakfast

    Deluxe package Dreamweaver site for French Bed and Breakfast, Les Belvedere des Ramparts

  • as

    Adrienne Shamszad: Dynamic Multimedia Site

    Deluxe package website for Oakland based Musician, Singer, Performer and Teacher, Adrienne Shamszad utilizes HTML5 Audio Player, CSS3 Transitions, Responsive Layout, Video and Photo Galleries.

  • sitm

    Soul In The Machine: World Renowned Electronic Music Group

    Business package site with custom templates, lightbox, forms, CSS, PHP and XHTML to organize and present multiple media streams for Soul in the Machine performance group.

  • museo

    Museo Italoamericano: Cultural Center in Fort Mason, San Francisco

    Business package site for the Italian American Museum features a customization of the Grace premium theme. As well as E-commerce for the Museum by using PhPurchase and Gravity Forms.


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