I'm Martin. A Shropshire born London survivor, Bristol enthusiast, returned to the motherland of Shrewsbury UK.
I'm a front end developer, with a background in design and I specialise in Drupal theming and site building.
Below are some details of my web agency work history, but first a little about my general professional background.
I've worked at some of the UK’s most respected Drupal based web agencies, including Brightlemon and New Digital Partnership (now NDP Studio) in London and Microserve in Bristol. I have built and styled the front end of 100s of both static HTML and Drupal based dynamic websites, applications and tool sets for many small, medium and large clients, ranging from start-ups to large charities, non-profits to well known brands and organisations such as The British Council, Sky, NHS and Readers Digest.
With an extensive background in Drupal CMS, I have a keen awareness and passion for delivering clients the tools they need to publish and administer the content of their own websites in an intuitive and robust way as possible, also often providing face to face training, written documentation and video guides on how to get the most from their tailored CMS platform. I have also written several tutorial blogs regarding Drupal, Bootstrap and front end development in general and have been responsible for writing in-house Drupal theming guides and creating custom boilerplate, starter themes for use by in-house developers.
My current bolierplate themes for Drupal 7 and 8 are light weight themes based on a 'bootstrapesq' grid system and a host of Drupal secific SASS variables, mixins and helper classes, without the bloat of a full framework like Bootstrap or Foundation.
Having worked with many charities, educational and government clients I'm an advocate and guardian of accessibility, UX and usability. As well as this informing my own approach to web development, I’ve often also been called upon to audit existing websites and produce reports on their usability, use of web design and Drupal best practices and quality of their front end code.
During my time at NDP, I was also actively involved with the architecting and refining of our web specific production processes, in-house training and recruitment.