I'm am a professional web developer based near Derby. I specialise in creating bespoke web applications and modern, highly functional web sites. Even if you’re not sure exactly what you want then don’t hesitate to get in touch. I speak in plain English and I’d be happy to chat with you and help decide on how my expertise may be able to help your business. Don’t worry if you’re not in the Derby area - I take on projects in all areas of the UK.
Simple, smart and responsive designs.
Powerful software, in your browser.
Secure and stylish retail systems.
Smart, effective and attractive design is vital to the success of your website. Good design helps you stand out to potential customers, gives existing customers confidence and can greatly improve the image of your business.
I’m passionate about all aspects of design from layout and typography through to navigation and usability. I can help you to maximise the benefit of your online presence.
You’d be amazed at what you can do in a web browser these days. A well designed and implemented web application can be a boon to any business, helping facilitate better communication between business and client and reducing costs. A browser-based solution provides cross-platform compatibility and you don’t need expensive high-end user workstations. If you need a custom solution then get in touch, I have extensive experience developing both small and very large systems that will be invaluable to you.
You’ll probably have heard the Cloud buzzword a lot lately. Don’t be fooled into thinking that Cloud solutions are only feasible or affordable for big businesses. The elasticity and cost effectiveness of these solutions can allow your small to medium sized business punch well above its weight.
I have 10 years experience in building complex Cloud solutions on Microsoft’s market leading Azure platform. An application running on Azure give you maximum performance and reliability at a fraction of the cost of a dedicated server or cluster of dedicated servers. Microsoft’s global network of data centres also means you can provide your users with optimum performance wherever they are in the world.
I believe e-commerce solutions must be carefully tailored to the individual needs of a business to be successful. Off-the-shelf systems can only achieve so much and can result in poor conversion rates and the loss of potential customers. My solutions are crafted based on the specific needs and target market of your business. Behind the scenes lie global secure payment facilities and a robust and scalable architecture that allows you to easily expand in the future.
A good content management system allows you to keep the content on your website fresh and relevant with minimum effort. I can either build a CMS to your exact specifications or utilise industry standard systems such as WordPress to get you up and running as quickly as possible.
Choosing a suitable hosting company for your web site or web application can be a daunting prospect. I can provide design, hosting and set up all in one package so you don’t have to worry about the technicalities of getting your site up and running and keeping it that way.
For e-commerce and other projects that require enhanced security, I can provide very competitively priced SSL certificates. I’ll handle the application process including any required paperwork as well as ensuring that the certificate is installed correctly on your server or hosting package.
Integrated a customised e-commerce system based on the WP e-Commerce plugin and using Realex secure payment system. Many bespoke requirements were implemented that the basic plugin does not provide so the result is a fully customised system tailored to the requirements of the business.
This site for a specialist drinks retailer consisted of a clean and simple web presence including a news feed for upcoming events, details of the products and services provided and a photo gallery slideshow.
A simple site created to help raise sponsorship money in aid of flood vitcims in Pakistan. Donations through the site helped to raise a total of £6,750 for the cause.
My personal website which hosts my game and level design portfolios.
A search tool for I built in my spare time for the video game No Man's Sky.
An updated promotional page for a professional sports management system. A clean, modern look was required as well as inclusion of an embedded promotional video.
A bespoke support incident tracking and maintenance system web application which was central to the day to day operation of Salford Software. The system has a huge range of features and has since been made open source.
A besoke fully database-driven product listing and e-commerce system that was built in readiness for the expansion of online side of the business.
I’m a Computer Science graduate of The University of Manchester with a passion for technology and clean design. As well as 25 years experience in web development I have 10 years experience in the video games industry where I was a Lead Designer at Eurocom – once the UK’s largest independent games developer.
I believe that my combination of excellent technical knowledge and good visual design skills makes me stand out from the crowd – I’m that elusive “Designer Who Codes” (or “Coder Who Designs” if you prefer). Have a look at some of my work and hopefully you’ll agree!
It may sound trite but I care about my clients and want to make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for. I’m a big advocate of regular communication and an agile, iterative development process.