Hello and thank you for visiting my website. In a nutshell, I build websites and mobile web applications. I also coach people how to get the most out of social media and find the web tools that work for them and their business. I can take a project from concept to delivery – on my own, in partnership with people I trust (for bigger projects), or work with an existing team.
I can help you by…
- Building a new website
- Making your website mobile-friendly
- Creating an online shop
- Setting up your social media presence – Twitter/Facebook/Google+
- Integrating social media into your existing website
- Creating a mobile strategy
- Building a mobile web app
- Creating a blog/e-mail marketing campaign
- Guide you in choosing the web tools you’ll need to manage your business efficiently.
- Teach you how to use WordPress and get the best out of this popular blogging and content management system
- Show you how to produce video and audio for your website
- Encourage the children in your school to code – HTML/CSS or other programming languages – using RasberryPi
- Coach you how to use social media in your organisation
- Assess your website and help you to make it mobile-friendly
My web journey
I’ve been pretty much glued to a computer since my early days at school. I wrote my first code in Fortran and Pascal, before going on to complete a degree in Electronic Engineering.
I picked up Issue #1 of Internet magazine, and quickly enrolled onto the UK’s very first electronic publishing course, which was offered by Hoxton Bibliotech in East London. I hand-coded my first HTML, created my first hyperlink, and learned about Photoshop, animated gifs and image maps.
At the Guardian New Media Lab (the precursor to Guardian Unlimited) I was a member of a small team of developers building innovative websites such as ‘Shiftcontrol’ (which pushed the boundaries of ‘tables’), Eurosoccer.com (for the Euro 96 footie tournament), the Orange Prize for Fiction (developed only by women!), and many other microsites – including one on 31 August 1997, on the events surrounding the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales (created in a few hours).
Helped launch Expedia UK - www.expedia.co.uk, which was then part of Microsoft. I was the program manager in a small UK team.
2000 – 2001
During the heady days of the dot com boom (and what happened afterwards) I was involved in all of the stages of production for a number of dot com start-ups, including e-garden.co.uk and dontforget.com. I also set up www.mexicanwave.com, which won an award from the President of Mexico and was the most frequently signposted independent website in most of the popular guidebooks, such as Lonely Planet and Rough Guides.
I have worked on numerous web projects with agencies and directly with clients as a freelance web developer.
I live in a flat but very beautiful part of SW England with my two young daughters and husband Steve. We especially enjoy strolling around National Trust properties and walking our dog together… and dreaming of the Pacific Ocean.Jump to top
I am asked to work on a wide variety of projects. I’ve included some of them below:Jump to top
Connect with me
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