Who We Are

Hi, I'm Shane Barnes. I founded First Light Web Design back in 2009, in the midst of the Great Recession. It was a dark time for many, myself included. From that darkness, however, a trace of light appeared and a path began to emerge. A path that I never imagined possible. And though much has changed in the years since, our mission remains the same: to help you leverage the power of WordPress to build your business online.

Shane Barnes
Web Design & Development Discovery Define

What We Can Do for You

If you've got an existing WordPress website, or you want one, there's a good chance we can help. Whether it be a simple brochure style site, or something more advanced, like an Ecommerce shop, Membership Site, or Learning Management system, we can help.

When We Can Be of Help

If you're struggling to make WordPress work for you, we can help. If you're so swamped working in your business that you don't have time to work on your WordPress website we can help there too. And if you've got a new WordPress project that you're not sure how to approach, we're here for you.


Where We Do What We Do

We may be based in Novato, California, but so long as a stable internet connection exists, we serve you wherever you happen to do business. Sure, a local WordPress professional is a preference for many, but we believe that quality of service shouldn't take a backseat to local WordPress help that's unhelpful.

Why We Do This

It's pretty simple, really: we're obsessed with leveraging the power of WordPress to help small and big brands alike connect with their audience and engage in a meaningful way. If that sounds like something you might be interested in, we may well be a good fit.