Handcrafted web design and development.
Welcome to Howard Development & Consulting, the renowned digital agency that’s leading the industry to a better future. Work with us →
‘I’m not just another coder. I’m a fellow entrepreneur.’
You’ve spent years building your business, honing your expertise, and putting your name on the line with every project you take on. But sometimes you feel like you’re banging your head against a wall trying to find a web developer who can live up to your standards and keep up with the pace of your business.
I’m Rob Howard, the founder of HDC, and I’d like to introduce to you a new kind of web partnership. I’ve merged my background in design, advertising and journalism with more than two decades of passion and expertise in web development and tech entrepreneurship.
We focus exclusively on partnerships with high-end creative agencies and ambitious organizations like yours, delivering top-notch WordPress development, bulletproof security and rock-solid performance on every site we build and manage.
My carefully cultivated development team and flexible, efficient business philosophy ensure that we’ll always have the bandwidth to take action on your next project – whether your deadline is next quarter or next week.
It’s time to stop hiring “coders” and hoping for the best. When you work with Howard Development & Consulting, you’re getting more than a web developer. You’re getting a partner who’ll help you build your business and make your clients and customers proud.
“HDC has helped us build and maintain a large network of WordPress sites for our non-profit organization’s initiatives. In addition to building sites from scratch, they’ve also provided security expertise and consulting on the best ways to keep our software and technology organized across our many properties.”
Zaneeta DaverCivic Nation
“Rob was always very responsive and we could count on his thorough assistance. He understood our challenging operating environment (The World Bank in Kabul, Afghanistan) and flexibly accommodated our requirements.”
The World BankSenior Operations Officer in Kabul
“Rob Howard and his team are professionals through and through. They ask the right questions, are incredibly responsive and make great suggestions so that they are always part of the solution. When we send development work their way, we don’t have to worry. The work is always done well and on time.”
Mali CohenBarbour Design
“I have worked with a lot of developers over the years, and HDC is the only one I return to, project after project. Rob and his team are fast, friendly, incredibly professional.”
Sean LeachEPS Communications
“HDC has provided outstanding service and proven results in all of the engagements we have had with them, from small WordPress sites to large corporate websites.”
John BockelmanVivo Design
“In a very short period of time, you’ve become an important part of our team. Your technical acumen, responsiveness and attention to detail are exceptional.”
Eric KlinefelterSignal Marketing Group
We’re pioneers in WordPress, accessibility and open source.
Our open-source WordPress theme software is used by more than 100,000 sites around the world, including sites that power Intel, Facebook and The Oscars. Our newsletter and podcast lead the conversation for more than 40,000 WordPress professionals every week. And as a WordPress VIP partner, we’re one of the select few agencies that can handle the largest and most challenging enterprise WordPress projects.
MasterWP is the leading WordPress newsletter, providing insights and education to more than 40,000 WordPress professionals.
EveryAlt instantly generates accurate alternative text for every image – making accessibility, ADA compliance and SEO easy. Powered by our unique mix of artificial-intelligence image and language models.
Understrap is the beloved open-source theme framework that adds the power of Bootstrap to WordPress. Deployed on 100,000+ sites.
WP Wallet helps WordPress developers keep their invoices, license keys and plugins organized. It’s how WordPress professionals get paid.
A tech company for a new generation.
We are reshaping the tech industry from the inside out, with a focus on fairness, diversity and work-life balance. We’re leaders in remote work and equal, transparent pay – which means our team is empowered and inspired to do extraordinary work on your next project.
Equal, transparent compensation
We guarantee equal pay for equal work – it’s that simple. Everyone receives a company-wide revenue share, and every team member in the same role receives identical compensation.
A healthy and inclusive team
Everyone on our team enjoys location independence, complete schedule flexibility, and a company-wide focus on health and personal time. Our tech team is among the most diverse in the industry.
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