I live in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and have seven years of professional experience working within both agency and freelance environments. I’m a lover of code and create intuitive, responsive interfaces written in clean, semantic markup.
I firmly believe that there’s always a way to do anything on the web, and that taking ownership and focusing on attention to detail will result in the delivery of an exceptional project.
I’ve not always been a web developer – I’ve also had over a decade of experience in sales and retail, including management roles which means I’m now pretty darn good at integrating into a team or working on a solo project. My time management and communication skills are top-notch, and I couldn’t be happier now I’m working in an industry I really love.
These are my favourite toys:
I’m not keen on dubious WYSIWYG visual-editing – I make pages from scratch and hand-code my work in a way which makes it easy for collaborators to build on later.
Progressively enhancing CSS is what I’m all about; I make sure modern browsers have the sparkling touches my clients require.
I’ve worked with several different CMSs, but WordPress is my favourite; I’m really comfy editing existing template styles or sculpting fresh PHP to specific requirements.
Who doesn’t love a pre-processor? SASS is my personal choice and I’ve played around with frameworks like Compass as well.
I predominately use Photoshop and Fireworks to design and implement sites, but can work with pretty much anything from Adobe Creative Suite.
Let’s get cooking
A challenging and expansive build for a huge charity (£7m+) within a collaborative environment. Requiring huge flexibility with regards to page content, it is built on a CMS based around MCMS and uses substantial jQuery to feature some nifty layout quirks.
Care for the Family
I project managed the front end development of this device-agnostic site for a large charity (£3m+). It’s produced around a proprietary CMS built on a platform based on MCMS.
The Letting Expert
A WordPress site built around the Figero theme with integrated Google Checkout functionality.
About The Letting Expert
Design by: James Brenton
Designed in-browser for a client who wanted to sell their products digitally. PayPal has been integrated for instant payments and delivery. It’s built in a custom theme within WordPress to the client’s specification.
Design: James Brenton