About

I’m a web developer specialising in custom, responsive WordPress themes. On the side, I like to play around with Ruby On Rails.

I enjoy working with clients. I believe clear communication is the key to building websites best suited for each case, so I’m available for consultation every step of the way.

When not programming, I obsess over making the perfect cup of coffee and brewing my own beer.

If you think I can help your business or project, you can reach out at:

[email protected]

Projects

  • Mark Rigby Images homepage
  • Mark Rigby Images

    Mark Rigby Images homepage
    Mark Rigby Images photo album page
    Mark Rigby Images photo purchasing page
    Mark Rigby Images homepage

    PHP,
    Design,
    Typography,
    jQuery,
    WordPress,
    Sass

    Brief

    I was approached by a professional photographer, looking for a modern, easily maintainable website through which he could be contacted by people looking to hire him and others looking to purchase his prints.

    Issue

    The website had to be able to handle and catalogue large quantities of photos, with minimal input from my client.

    Solution

    I started off by taking a WordPress plug-in that would create a post for each photo my client uploaded, and then added my own code to create an appropriate photo album (if one didn’t already exist) and place the new photo inside.

    This greatly reduced the amount of time my client would have to spend creating albums and then placing each photo inside individually.

    Issue

    My client was new to the world of WordPress, and as we were corresponding mostly by e-mail, I needed a way to show him how to keep the site updated.

    Solution

    I created a series of video walkthroughs to guide him through each step of site maintenance, from uploading photos to setting-up a personal email. This meant he could re-watch them at his leisure and replay parts that he was less sure about.

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  • coffeeFilter.me homepage
  • coffeeFilter

    coffeeFilter.me homepage
    coffeeFilter.me recipes index
    coffeeFilter.me error message
    coffeeFilter.me homepage

    Ruby,
    Ruby On Rails,
    Sass,
    Bourbon Neat

    Brief

    A personal project built on Ruby on Rails, allowing me to indulge in both my love for coffee and web development.

    Built in collaboration with UX designer Gonia Cholewa, I started by taking her original mock-ups and created a mobile-first version that will scale up depending on the device size.

    Using Ruby on Rails allowed me to easily add user integration, so users can easily submit and edit their own recipes for others to view and try out.

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  • Historia Logo
  • Historia Education

    Historia Logo
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    Historia Logo

    HTML,
    CSS,
    Design,
    Typography,
    WordPress

    I was approached by an educational workshop company to create a personal website upon which they could showcase their workshops, thoughts and individual style.

    Working with an existing logo and illustrations, I was able to build a custom WordPress theme that could easily be updated and expanded upon as the business grows.

    It was also important for my client to have a calendar of all future bookings on the webpage, as this would also allow their agent to easily check any upcoming performances so as to avoid any double-bookings.

    Using a WordPress plug-in, I added the functionality not only to display future bookings, but also for customers to make enquiries and bookings through the calendar as well.

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  • www.johnrigbymusic.com homepage
  • John Rigby Music

    www.johnrigbymusic.com homepage
    johnrigbymusic.com concerts page
    www.johnrigbymusic.com concert information page
    www.johnrigbymusic.com homepage

    HTML,
    CSS,
    Design,
    Typography,
    WordPress

    Brief

    My client, a professional conductor, approached me looking for a personal website with which to keep his fans updated of his current and upcoming musical activities.

    We agreed that a custom WordPress theme would be the most suitable solution, as it would allow him to keep the site easily updated with upcoming concerts, as well as any other projects that he is currently or has been recently working on.

    For him I built a mobile-first, responsive site that allows him to easily input any relevant event details, from which the website will only load those suitable for that specific event.

    Issue

    Simplifying maintenance of concerts.

    Solution

    I set it up so that the “Concerts” page automatically checks whether a concert’s date has passed, and if so moves it to the Recent Concerts section with no extra effort required on the client’s part.

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Contact

If you’re interested in getting in touch, feel free to reach out on one of the following channels: