Bespoke Sites

I've been hand-coding websites professionally for over 19 years so whether it's a one page design or fully bespoke php software, I've got you covered.

Design & Build


Wordpress powers 25% of the web* and I've been working with it for a long time. I can build you a bespoke install and theme to run your site on WordPress.



I also look after exisitng sites, whether that is new design work or text amends, making sure software and plugins are up to date, or just to offer some advice.


I work independently and as part of project teams.

Legacies of British Slave-ownership @ UCL


Project Overview

Legacies of British Slave-ownership is a large multi-year project based in the history department of Univerity College London.

UCL first approached me in 2009 regarding the project – they had a large and complex MS Access database that they wanted to convert into a public website – which presented quite a software and design challenge.

We first converted the MS Acccess database across to MySQL and then I re-imagined the whole UI for the database to make the data more accessible and browsable.

Then I designed and built a PHP-based admin system and public facing site. The resulting LBS website was launched in early 2013.

I am still currently involved with the team bringing the next stage of the project to the website.

  • Data Conversion – MS Access to MySQL
  • Design – UI/Typography for Complex Data
  • Build – Optimized and Responsive
  • Software – Bespoke PHP Build

Mark exceeded our expectations when we commissioned him to develop the Skills for Access site, taking our requirements and working with us to turn them into an effective product...

David Sloan User Experience Engineer

Mark did a great job on the MIRIAD website. He is a great person to work with, very prompt and professional. I will definitely commission him again...

Lubica Strakova MIRIAD

We're really pleased with the site. It allows us to communicate a wealth of information clearly, whilst the look of the site remains uncluttered and easy on the eye...

James Goldingay ERA-AGE

Since working with Mark, we've been impressed by his high standards, attention to detail and commitment to making the sites work as efficiently and as effectively as possible...

Patrick Samphire University of Leeds

We enjoyed working with Mark. He understood the brief quickly, was constructive and creative, and had excellent html and css skills...

James Boardwell Rattle Research

We are very pleased with Mark's work. He listened carefully to our requirements and came up with an excellent redesign of our website...

Professor Robert Shoemaker Old Bailey Online