About Guardian Computing

My name is Will Partridge. Guardian Computing is my computer services company located in Delhi, Ontario, Canada (Norfolk County).

I am a web architect who offers web hosting service. I also do training and general troubleshooting. Here are some of my clients. Please contact any of them for a reference if you wish. I greatly value long term and mutually rewarding relationships.

I hire subcontractors when needed (mainly artists) but I do all coding myself. I normally work in southern Ontario, most often in the towns of Delhi, Simcoe, Tillsonburg, and Port Dover, but I don’t mind traveling. I spent several years working contracts in Seattle for Microsoft and I also spent a couple of years developing game software in Ottawa. I’ve been around, but in the end I decided I’d rather be here. It’s hard to imagine a better place to raise a child than Norfolk County.

My stuff works. End of story.

I guarantee that every project I build will work as intended. If any of my software fails due to my code I’ll fix or replace it without charge.

I don’t think you’ll find many programmers with the same confidence in their final product. I have been creating software professionally for 30 years for a large variety of companies, from startups to the largest software company in the world. I build things to last, I stand by what I build, and I’m not going anywhere.

Responsive design

responsive

A responsive design is one that responds to the size of the screen it’s being viewed on and rearranges itself to best fit that screen. This allows a site to look good on a tablet, cell phone, or any size/aspect ratio of computer monitor. Responsive layout (AKA “mobile ready”) is absolutely necessary these days. More pages are viewed by cell phones and tablets now than desktop computers. Current web publishing platforms generally recognize this but you may have an old site that is not responsive. If this is the case I very much recommend you upgrade your site.

Unique sites with custom code

Many “web developers” are not programmers and have no idea how to write code. They just download publicly available site themes and charge you for them, making a few customizations for whatever options are exposed. These guys are helpless once you ask them for any deeper modifications.

I am not such a person. I can write such themes from scratch. I can also re-write existing software and make pretty much any change you dream up. If you want your web site to do something that no other site in the world can do, I’m the guy you hire.

Training

Teaching people how to use computers effectively is a large part of what I do. The project’s not done until you are comfortable using it yourself. If you want to learn WordPress (the world’s most popular web publishing system) then buy a site from me. I’ll be happy to teach you. It’s easier than you think. Once your site is set up, using WordPress is almost as easy as using Facebook. My clients are often self-publishing within a day.

Always in confidence

discretion

While developing software for your business or working on your computer systems I can’t help but encounter sensitive information.

My policy on secrets is very simple: I keep them until the grave. I will never release any of your information to anyone, ever, unless compelled by court order after exhausting all other possibilities. I do not cooperate with authorities. I will sign any NDA you want. You can see a long list of my clients on my portfolio page. Contact any of them and you’ll see I have a reputation for personal integrity and discretion which can not be challenged.