Marina Novikova
My name is Marina Novikova. I'm a web developer who is working and residing in Boston, Massachusetts. I specialize in easy-to-use custom CMS integrations, UX design and search engine optimization, serving my clientèle locally, nationally, and internationally. I enjoy traveling, learning languages, and consider myself an open source enthusiast.

If you looking for a web developer to complete the coding portion of the site, you are at the right place. I am obsessed with clean code and clean look, constantly looking for simple solutions to complex problems. Below are the areas I am really good at:

Design implementation

Put your design in the skilled hands. Significant experience in design implementation allows me to create state-of-art theme templates and XHTML/CSS layouts that satisfy following requirements:
  • W3C valid and compliant
  • Logically structured
  • Cross browser compatible (IE, FireFox, Opera, Safari, Chrome)
  • Self explanatory and SEO friendly
  • Pixel precise
  • Easy to update

CMS integration and customization

If a website is static, it means there is no easy way to keep it updated, unless there is a full-time web-developer around. This is where a Content Management System (CMS) comes into play. It can perform many tasks and provide various different solutions i.e. blog, newsletter, forum, social network, web store. It provides business a way of managing projects, sharing and distributing information and performing other tasks all from one web based platform, accessible from anywhere, without assistance of professional web developer. Take a look at several WordPress, Weebly and vBulletin integrations I have done in the past.

UX design

For the last 2 years I held a full-time position of Internet Director at Cultural Care Au Pair where I launched several very successful projects by taking high-end business requirements and transforming them into design concepts then to working prototypes and finally into functioning applications. It streamlined business process and enhanced user experience of Cultural Care Au Pair's customers.

Search engine optimization

Helps to increase amount of qualified organic traffic on the website reducing costs of online and offline advertisement. My biggest achievement is optimization of Cultural Care Au pair main website in just 3 weeks after launch traffic on this website increased 20%. From 60,000 to 70,000 visits per week in general traffic; from 4,000 to 5,000 visits per week in organic traffic. I can also perform analysis of search inquires for particular industry or type of business to optimize AdWords campaigns.