Over the years I’ve developed and designed many websites for professionals, as well as smaller side-projects for myself.

I actually started programming in HTML & CSS when I was 8 (!) and have slowly accumulated programming languages along the way. After being exposed to HTML & CSS the next natural language to learn was PHP, which was the first “dynamic” programming language that I was introduced to.

Through a work experience with Savoy Systems I was introduced to Delphi and all of the fantastic OOP features, and then later extensively used C++ through various projects at university. I’ve more recently been introduced to Fortran and all of the performance advantages it can bring to a software package.

Website Work

2nd Beeston Sea Scouts (2022)

2nd Beeston had a working WordPress instance, but unfortunately looked a little dated (mostly due to a poor choice of theme) and the content was inconsistent and difficult to update.

Together with the Section Leaders, we identified it was most important to publicise our opportunities for adult volunteers, and I therefore based the main structure of the website around this.

Lesley’s Vegan Cakes (2022)

Lesley has recently started a vegan cake business and wanted to increase her online presence.

She now has a modern website which features, with easy extensibility to include online orders through WooCommerce.

JEG.ltd (2022)

Jakob’s Engineering Group limited wanted a simple website to allow new clients to contact them about new work.

Nottinghamshire Scouts (2021)

As Nottinghamshire Scout’s Webmaster, I updated their website in two phases: firstly to promote ourselves to prospective Scouts, and later to provide useful resources to existing Scouts and leaders.

The Notts Scouts website uses the Divi WordPress theme, which has a host of features (and difficulties!), but ultimately allows for a fluent user experience on all devices.

Keiron Anderson (2020)

Keiron is a high-profile conductor and composer in The Midlands, and his website was in desperate need of an upgrade from his old site that was originally written from scratch in 2006.

I setup a simple front-end to a new site using WordPress, as well as designing a bespoke calendar booking plugin that allows different ensembles to book Keiron for events, and further integrates with an externally-facing calendar for the public to see.

I also completed the transition from an old hosting provider (unnamed here, but a popular one that charges extortionate rates!) to a much cheaper and better hosting provider, Krystal. You can use my Krystal referral code ‘BLAKEY‘ for £10 off. 🙂

Blowsoc (2019)

Blowsoc are a popular society at the University of Nottingham who facilitate rehearsals and concerts for students. Their old website was hard to update, was visually unpleasing, and was very expensive to host (through another unnamed popular hosting provider).

I moved Blowsoc over to Krystal*, and set them up with a custom WordPress theme based off the Hestia theme. The custom theme includes a tightly-integrated committee position system, that would allow users to login and update their bio, profile picture, committee position, and social media links — this would then update to all of the relevant pages around the site.

Their site also includes The Events Calendar for easily scheduling events, and enables search engine users to easily find events going on with Blowsoc.

*You can use my Krystal referral code ‘BLAKEY‘ for £10 off. 🙂