About Me

I’m Ben, a website and applications developer based in Liverpool with almost 10 years experience in the IT industry.

I started my first job at a small hardware manufacturing company carrying out manual software testing and providing customer support. After a year of manual testing I moved on to writing coded tests that ran autonomously. Some of the tests I was coding were based on web pages which I became more interested in developing.

How I began

In my spare time after work I began reading about web development using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. I started building web applications and experimenting with web pages and servers. I discovered WordPress and started learning how it worked with themes and plugins. In 2015 I built my first website with WordPress for the church I attend.

Current work

I currently work full time for an education and research institution in Liverpool city centre, developing websites and solving problems using applications. In my spare time I still develop websites for churches and small businesses. If you’d like to find out what I can do for you feel free to contact me.

Experience

  • Website development using HTML, CSS, PHP, jQuery, MySQL
  • Application development using C#
  • WordPress theme and plugin development using PHP & Javascript

Other interests

When I’m not sat at a computer I’m involved in various things at church. I also have an interest in technology in general and own a couple of FPV quadcopters that I fly, crash and repair.