Hello. I freelance for individuals clients, small businesses and agencies. I've been a web developer since 1998.
PHP (especially Laravel, FuelPHP, WordPress, PyroCMS, Codeigniter.) Also general server configuration.
Plenty of HTML5, CSS and jQuery. I'm not a designer, but I work with them.
Other key skills:
Nginx (and Apache), MySQL, AWS, Linux, Linode, DNS, ecommerce, TLS/SSL, IPv6, audio, email handling.
WordPress sites for Greenpeace Energydesk and Mark Pack – working with Code For The People (now part of Automattic). Launching Ampp3d and UsVsTh3m with Emblem Digital / Trinity Mirror. Ongoing Laravel, PyroCMS and WordPress projects for Ascender Design. Rebuilt and optimised martinbelam.com. Live audio streaming for Lord's Cricket Ground for a decade (many years ago I worked at CricInfo).
I manage Linux web servers for a number of clients, handling performance optimisation and security updates.
I care about:
Written by me:
I like to be open about pricing. My current (maximum) daily rate is £360, but this varies, as does project complexity/length. If you can describe exactly what you want, or we can split the job into stages ("sprints") I'll happily provide a more precise quote. I'm willing to take on smaller jobs if I have time (please ask).
I always arrange web hosting too – websites are complicated and having full control of the server environment makes a significant difference to the speed I can work and the performance, security and reliability of the site, plus it means less for you to worry about.
Please get in touch if you need a quote or just some advice – I'll reply as soon as I can.
Updated 19 November 2015