I specialise in building online/web applications and stand-alone software. This includes building & looking after Linux servers, building and maintaining websites and other creative work. I have built myself a strong reputation in the industry for problem solving and have both creative and technical skills. My 20 years of experience in Further Education enables me to explain complex, technical instructions in an easy-to-understand way.
I undertake freelance design, programming & IT work directly, and also for intermediate companies on a consultancy basis.
Do you need to provides files, reports or other digital content for your clients/customers to download? In collaboration with Akumenta, we have created a system that can give your business that secure, professional delivery mechanism at a fraction of the expected cost.
Standard pricing is:
£300 one-off set up fee
£49 per month (paid annually)
If this sounds like something that might interest you, please contact me below for more information or a demo.
I have been creating websites since the early days of the World Wide Web. My software has driven the back end of many websites for all kinds of industries, including completely custom shopping systems, as well as themes and plugins to extend content management systems like Wordpress. Below are just a few examples of the many sites I have built.
The Staffs Army Cadets Friends are a registered charity that supports The Staffordshire & West Midlands (North Sector) Army Cadet Force. The Army Cadet Force is one of the UK’s oldest, largest and most successful youth organisations. For ease of management the site uses the Wordpress CMS but with a completely custom built theme and several custom plugins.
WorldByDesign is used to promote my own mobile games and apps. Starting as a hobbiest game programmer around the age of 10 years old, I have experience of writing software for many computer and video game systems, from old 8 bit home computers right up to modern mobile, PC and consoles plus browser based games. The site is based on the Wordpress CMS with a completely custom theme and custom plugins.
My own web CMS (content management system) has been used by schools & other organisations, and my eCommerce system has been used by several businesses to sell items, look after stock control and take payments via various payment gateways.
I write custom plugins and themes for CMS systems including Wordpress, and browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
As co-founder of Statistics 24 Limited, it combines a cloud based report generating system and web browser plugins for Chrome, Firefox and MS Edge on Chromebooks, Windows and Mac's - all written by myself. Used mostly by educational establishments it monitors the usage of Google's G-Suite providing an unprecedented insight into what learners have been working on and for how long, no matter where they have been based.
In 2017 I was invited to speak on stage at the BETT Show in London (the World's biggest education technology show) about Statistics 24 which was received incredibly well.
SafeSearchLock was a Windows safety application to turn on, and lock on, the safest family-friendly filters for all the major search engines and other online content prividers. Supported sites included Google, Yahoo, Bing, YouTube, Ask Jeeves, Flickr and many more.
Customers included schools, churches, charities and households in over 20 countries.
As well as completely custom themes for the Wordpress content management system, I have also created many custom plugins to perform specialised functions or add extra features. Examples of some of the many plugins I have created for various organisations include:
eCommerce plugin - This allows people to run a shop via their Wordpress website. Features include looking after stock levels, product availability, shipping, take orders, and take payments via PayPal.
Banner plugins - These allow the easy management of banner images and videos that appear at the top of web pages.
Course plugins - These allow the importing of course information from external systems, display the course details and categorise them into subject areas. Visitors can enrol for courses online, pay for them and have their details pushed through to an external student records system. I have also added features such as a neural net which learns and suggests other courses that might be of interest to visitors.
Events plugin - A plugin to manage events and display a diary.
Forms plugins - These allow the creation of custom web forms which can email the completed forms to recipients and/or store them in a database to be downloaded as a spreadsheet later on.
Job Vacancy plugin - A plugin to manage and display job vacancies with an automated expiry mechanism.
... and many more.
As well as web design, I enjoy graphic design and have several published pieces of work including book covers and t-shirts. I have designed countless posters and printed materials plus online banners and social media adverts.
I also create animations, illustrations, artwork, videos and other creative media. Some examples of my work are below.
If you would like to contact me to discuss any work projects that I can help with, please email me at: