Below, you will see my design portfolio for websites that I have been significantly involved with.
Connected Red Button
Connected Red Button is a BBC project to bring together the world of broadcast TV with the web by introducing a
'Red Button' which can bring in content over the Internet, as well as other a broadcast stream. I was an engineer
working on the initial TiVo release.
Mobile Oxford is a site I am the lead developer for as an employee of Oxford
University Computing Services. It is a web app for mobile devices written in Python and Django for students
and staff of the University as well as local residents.
This site and code has been open sourced as the Molly Project, a
framework for developing mobile portal sites for Higher Education institutes.
Live Poker Venues is a site I developed as a freelance web developer. The design was provided as Illustrator
by the client and converted into a WordPress theme by me. Custom post
and taxonomies are used extensively to implement the database, and the frontend uses JQuery to provide the UX.
Facebook Connect is used to provide the social features on the website.
YAMedia.co.uk is a website for York Alumni Media - a collection of students who were involved in student media
the University of York and want a single point to draw their efforts since graduating together to showcase their
talents. In addition to the home page which aggregates content from graduates, YAMedia also uses WordPress's
multi-site feature to provide blog hosting for interested parties.
From November 2008 to July 2009, I was Technical Director of the University of York's newspaper Nouse.
During this time, I led a team to redesign and refactor the codebase for Nouse.co.uk (which is powered by WordPress), as well as the network infrastructure for both the website
the office. Subsequently, Nouse was named Best Student Media 2009 by the NUS, and Nouse.co.uk
named Student Website of the Year by The 2009 Guardian Student Media Awards.
University Colours is a site I developed as a freelancer for a magazine to cover university sports in the UK. As
part of my work on the site, I designed a WordPress theme, designed a bbPress theme, installed and configured
various pieces of web software and consulted on other technical measures for the website development and
The website for 3 George Sand was designed to advertise a farmhouse in France, including floor plans and
photographs. As part of this project, I also filmed and edited a
video advertisement for the house.
This website was designed to highlight the injustice suffered by my uncle, David Hill, who has been falsely
imprisoned for the murder of my grandma, Molly Wright. The website aims to gather names for a petition, and to
and bring my Grandma's real killer to justice.
The Toll Bar Primary School website is one I designed and perform ongoing maintenance for. Part of this design
process included taking photographs of the school and children's work. A specific limitation on this project
the lack of server-side scripting support, so all HTML pages are generated by a series of Bash scripts and HTML
files offline before being uploaded.