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I’ve always been interested in the web. Wayback in the early 00’s, I created my very first online space in Yahoo’s Geocities. I’m so glad that site doesn’t exist now, it was awful!

I first learned how to build a ‘proper’ website in 2007, when a work colleague showed me how he had built his hobby site using just HTML and CSS and I was hooked.

I set to work learning as much as I could about websites and began creating sites for clients from around 2009.

Discovering WordPress

In 2011 I happened upon WordPress purely by accident, but I was amazed by the potential of the software even back then.

I learned as much as I could about WordPress, getting involved in the support forums, sharing my knowledge almost as soon as I gained it.

I now focus exclusively on WordPress.

When I’m not helping clients with their websites

When I’m not helping clients with their websites, you can find me exploring our beautiful homeland of the Isle of Man with my amazing wife and soulmate Elizabeth.

Or, if the weather is inclement (as it usually is on the island), I love to read cosy crime thrillers or watch crime shows like Midsomer Murders or Poirot.

Ethical Working

I believe in treating everybody with empathy, compassion and fairness, so here’s what you can expect when working with me. I expect the same ethics and values from you, too.

When dealing with me, I promise that:

  • I will not inflate my fees in order to increase profits;
  • I will not communicate using foul language;
  • I will not over-promise and under-deliver on any of my services;
  • I will not outsource any of the work I do for you, unless expressly agreed beforehand; and
  • I will not take on any projects or work that is outside of my level of experience and expertise.
  • I will act professionally and courteously at all times;
  • I will reply to communication quickly and concisely (I also expect this of you);
  • I will use plain English and communicate in a tech-jargon free manner at all times;
  • I will honour any fees that I quote; and
  • I will respect you, your business and your customers at all times.

When using my website, I promise that:

  • I will not use trackers to harvest your personal information;
  • I will not use annoying pop-ups and advertising graphics;
  • I will not use obscene language;
  • I will not promote services that I have no expertise in; and
  • I will not promote or link to illegal or unethical businesses or websites.
  • I will provide a website that is easy to navigate;
  • I will communicate in easy to read, tech-jargon free language;
  • I will be transparent and honest in all of my communication;
  • I will provide multiple methods you can use to contact me;
  • I will only promote services that I have experience in; and
  • I will only link to websites that are ethical and professional.