BackgroundA bit about me
I've been designing websites since 2005 and my service is professional, personal and creative. My forte revolves around content management system integration, responsive design, UI, UX, organic SEO and generally trying to be creative. All my websites are designed and developed to requirements and the finished product is always of the highest standard.
I am also familiar with Adobe Creative Suite and can design all types of graphics and print media documents. Previous design work has involved brochures, flyers, logos, banners, booklets and client adverts for publication.Hire me
ProfileSkills • Talent • Clients
I am a talented, highly motivated and solutions-focused front-end web developer with extensive experience designing, developing and managing website projects. My core skills revolve around responsive web development, mobile-first website layouts, UI planning and the user experience (UX).
- Semantic HTML5 markup
- UI/UX planning, design and integration
- CSS3, LESS, SCSS, SASS, COMPASS
- BEM,OOCSS,SMACSS and Atomic CSS architecture
- Responsive website development / mobile-first
- Bootstrap, Foundation & other frameworks
- Wireframe layouts & design to HTML development
- Content Management Systems including Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), Perch and Wordpress
- GitHub / Tortoise SVN for version control
- Grunt, Bower and NPM
- Search Engine Optimisation (Organic SEO)
- Greensock animation / CSS3 Animations
- Cross-browser testing and UAT
- Rich Media / Structured Data
- Website accessibility and design (WAI/WAVE)
- Polyfills and Modernizr
When developing websites I tend to use Sublime Text for HTML, SCSS and LESS editing, SmartFTP or Dreamweaver for FTP as well as Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Fireworks for graphics. I also use NPM, Bower and Grunt in website builds to streamline the development process.
I probably design a lot of websites using Bootstrap but I have also worked on sites using Foundation, Lime99, grid960, PureCSS, Skeleton and Materialize.
I have worked with a range of businesses since I started web development work. Here are some of my clients:
Passion for TravelGlobe Trotting
I love an adventure and seeing the world. I've been to quite a few countries but I've got so much more to explore. Feel free to browse the map below which lists many of the counties and US states I have visited. I am constantly adding to this map...
News UpdateWhat's going on?
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Last updated: Saturday, 15 April 2017
I'm reading a few books at the moment:
- Angular by Example
- I've just read Atomic Design by Brad Frost
- I've just bought React.js Essentials
Last updated: Saturday, 19 January 2019
Client Work: Accepting projects from March 2018 at the earliest.
Contract Work: Please download my CV and contact me
Lornham London - New Website
Saturday, 18 February 2017
I just launched a new website for Lornham London. The business offers a complete range of property services in Central London. They approached me and asked for a fresh, clean and minimalist look for their website. The finished site has some nice visuals and is a good example of a small website. The site is powered by Perch CMS and loads very quickly. Take a look...View All News
I Like...Food, wine and all things fine!
Aside from working hard developing websites, I have plenty of hobbies and interests which I pursue in my free-time.
This is one of my favourite sports. I've never dived in the UK (!) but I do love to travel to nice tropical destinations to explore underwater. Most of the time I dive in The Red Sea which offers excellent diving throughout the year.
I love to cook! One of my favourite books at the moment is Bill's Everyday Asian. This is definitely one cookbook to have in your kitchen.
Many years ago I used to shoot a lot. I have recently started shooting again at my local shooting ground and enter CPSA competitions once a month. I'm still waiting for my gun licence but hopefully this will get approved soon. Come on TVP...
My clubs haven't had an outing for a long while! Given the opportunity I love spending time on the golf course and occasionally I enter a competition at my local club.
Gym,Swim & Exercise
I love swimming and going to the gym a few times a week. On nice days I often go for a run in Ashridge Estate which is near where I live.
In January 2016 I became a Dad. Family life is very important to me and family always takes precedent over work.