I build user interfaces for web apps, brochure sites, blogs, and everything in-between. I’m usually given designs and build that into something that works beautifully. I am design-aware, so things like typographic details aren’t lost.
Every site I’ve worked on in recent years has been fully responsive, forward thinking with an eye on the past, and sensibly written.
I have several years WordPress experience, both in theming and plugin development. I also have strong knowledge of Ghost, Jekyll, and have even written my own micro-CMS where no others fulfilled the requirements.
Getting the content into the right places (and in the right format) is crucial and not always as easy is it looks — I’ve done that in spades.
I like to keep things simple, that goes for the class names & selectors I choose, file & folder structure, build tools, steering clear of things that annoy users, and so on. Using the most modern tools and features I can usually helps, but looking backwards helps too.
I'm Paul Davis, a designer & developer based in Rochester, a small city in the United Kingdom. I'm about an hour from London, and the 3 major airports in the UK.
In previous years, I was awarded Young developer of the Year by .net magazine in 2011. I also served as Front-end Architect for the Ghost Foundation for a year. My work there has been downloaded over 600,000 times! I freelanced for two years prior and worked for a number of agencies in the three years before that.
During the week, I get my kicks out of turning someone else's design into something the whole world can interact with, and collaborating with clients to get the very best out their site. I do this after making great coffee in a cheap Hario V60, and before opening a bottle of craft beer that I've never heard of.
On the weekends, I like to experiment with web stuff, wash my car, and then drive it. I also enjoy playing the drums, guitar, and tapping on any surface, much to everyones annoyance.
Paul is a fantastic, dedicated front-end developer without whom we would not have been able to build some of the most fundamental foundations of Ghost. It was always a great pleasure working with him. A+++ would CSS again.John O'Nolan — Ghost Foundation
We’ve had the pleasure of partnering with Paul on a variety of projects over the past 3 years. His attention to detail in UI and UX are exactly what we look for from a developer. He consistently brings a fresh approach to builds; always pushing what is technically possible.Ben Vincent — Team Karoshi
I try my best to get back to emails as soon as I can, ideally the same day, or early the next if you're a night owl. I look forward to hearing from you!
The boxes right there show when I'm available. The green means I have plenty of time for projects, and the orange means I have some work booked in but not a solid month.