Western Australia's most experienced
Joomla Developer

Viperfish Media is the home of independent web developer John Pitchers. Based in Western Australia, John is recognised as a niche specialist in the Joomla CMS having worked with Joomla almost exclusively since it's inception in 2005. John has been building websites for businesses in Perth, and across Australia, since 2001.

John Pitchers

Why choose John?

I am good at building Joomla based websites but so are many other people. I am not the cheapest and I am probably not the quickest. But, there is one good reason you should consider hiring me for your next project. 

I do what I say I'm going to do.

That's it. You see, every week I get requests to quote on jobs that are fix-ups or rescue jobs. It still amazes me how many people shell out money to so called developers only to end up with a broken or completely unusable website. We've even had people tell us their developer has simply disappeared, gone back to Uni or got a "real" job.

If this has been your experience then you have come to the right place. This is all I do. Every day. I love it and care about the quality of what I produce.

Here's some (useless) facts


First commercial website built


The year Viperfish Media was founded


Joomla websites launched


happy clients


cups of coffee per day


Where I am based



So, where does the magic happen?

perthThis is where I work from. I have a home office in Baldivis and it has has been my place of work full time since 2004. Here's a little history. Sometimes working from home is like living at work. It's hard to switch off when work is in the next room. But, I'll let you in on a secret... web developers don't sleep. There's always work to do and new technology to learn. The home office that's open 24/7 is perfect for an obsessive compulsive code monkey :)

What's with the freaky fish?

At first, Viperfish was just a cool name. Every incarnation of the Viperfish website has featured a version of this grotesque fish somewhere in the layout. It is incredibly ugly but it's got personality and in many ways the Viperfish is a metaphor for the solitary life of a successful independent web developer.

It is a solitary creature, living in the deep depths of the ocean. When prey gets too close - attracted to it's luminous photophore - it attacks with speed and precision. Even though it is a small fish in a very big ocean it is extremely efficient and makes the most of it's opportunities.

Yeah, that. But, mostly it's just a cool name.











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Now, for a few kind words!

Here is what some of my clients have to say.

  • "John is thorough and knowledgeable and always got back to us on time with a solution or at times a better alternative... He is a wonderful asset on your team."

    Catherine Saxelby

    Catherine Saxelby - Author and Celebrity - Foodwatch.com.au

  • "...fantastic support from the developer - something that seems to be pretty uncommon..."


    Scott Lavelle - www.technicalrs.com

  • "In the world of red tape most of my ICT components are wrapped in it is so appreciated to be able to pick up the phone, identify an issue and after a quick chat to find it is not long before the issue is resolved."

    WA Coat of Arms

    Jason Martinovich - Manager Business Systems - WA Dept Training and Workforce Development

  • "Wow! I love the connectivity with all the aspects of managing and registering orders to students, love that you can go anywhere you like from here… great job. Very impressed!!!!"

    Lyndel Kennedy

    Lyndel Kennedy - Musicopolis

  • "Had a look and its fab!"


    Sara Carson-Cashman - midwestmeats.com.au