Building websites for over 24 years

I am a freelance WordPress developer based in sunny Brighton, East Sussex with over 20 years experience in website development.

Creating competitively priced websites working mainly, but not exclusively, on the WordPress open source blogging and Content Management System.

I cater for small to medium sized companies as well as start-ups that need a web presence or a helping hand to kick start their web presence. Established companies who may want to enhance their existing website are also welcome.

I will not only happily build the website you need, but I will also extend the standard core functionality of WordPress to allow you to make bespoke content changes yourself.

From project management, understanding your site’s user experience needs, design and build, Social Media integration and SEO setup, I will walk you through every aspect of getting your site completed.

Whether you are just starting out and need advice or an established company wanting to enhance your existing web presence, please get in touch for a friendly chat to discuss your requirements. I am also happy to work with design agencies or independent designers on any project you think I can assist with.

Services include

Responsive web development

Responsive website development

Project Management

Project Management from inception to completion

Content Management System integration

Content Management System integration

Bespoke Plugin development

Bespoke Plugin development

Help with website hosting

Help with website hosting

Site Social Media integration

Site Social Media integration

Help with technical issues

Help with technical issues

Ongoing maintenance and support


Help with SEO setup

Sitemap and Google registration

Sitemap and Google registration


My rates for front end web development and project management are £500/day or £40 – £50/hour for home/remote based working.

I am also happy to work as part of a production team working out of your office.

If you need to develop a site to a strict budget, please contact me and we can work together to get your website achievements fulfilled within your budget.

Costs of developing websites can vary depending on what is required and the time it takes to develop. In my experience, I have found that website development tends to fall into three distinct areas so I have created three cost ratios to help you understand what can be achieved within a certain budget.


Rate 1 - Up to £700

  • Help with setting up the WordPress hosting and domain name registration.
  • Installation of pre purchased theme from a third party supplier.
  • Setting up of site plugins.
  • Insertion of supplied site content.
  • Help and advice in regards to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Rate 2 - £1,000 to £3,000

  • All that is included in Rate 1, plus
  • Bespoke build of a responsive* site from a supplied graphic design**.
  • Development of custom post types and custom fields.
  • Project Management from inception to completion.

Rate 3 - £3,000 to £5,000 +

  • All that is included in rate 1 and 2, plus
  • Full service covering all aspect of the site design and responsive* build.
  • Website graphic design
  • Bespoke responsive design build*
  • Ongoing site management and maintenance (monthly fee required)

*Responsive (design build) refers to a website with an optimal viewing experience, easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning and scrolling, all across a wide range of devices (from mobiles to desktop).
**Some designs for very large or complex websites can take much longer to build therefore build costs may be higher.


This is a small selection of the projects that I have worked on.
A complete list of projects can be found in the full portfolio.

Adventure Yogi - Logo
Flawless - Logo
The Villa Agency - Logo
Rayner - Logo


I cannot recommend James highly enough. Great communication, speedy work and James makes your new website a smooth, worry free process. There is no down time, no hidden costs and a seamless transition from old site to new. Being in a creative industry I wanted something out of the ordinary, not just a regular template, and James’ highly skilled coding brought it to life for me.

January King - Owner - Electric Cabaret Company

James is a fantastic WordPress developer and a pleasure to work with. His sites are well-built and easy to manage (as a non-techie). On many occasions, he’s gone above and beyond. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

Alice Clarke - Owner - Brightside Marketing

He is responsive and a pleasure to work with and, vitally, we trust that the work he does on our clients’ platforms is of excellent quality.

Laura Ward - Owner - Raw Marketing

I've worked with James on a couple of web build projects and his cool head (even under pressure) is always appreciated. He has realised designs with a level of accuracy not often replicated and it's been really great to see our designs so faithfully recreated.

Martine Warburton - Owner - Huskii Studio

James built us a great new website for our Tight Modern pop-up gallery, a mini replica of the iconic Tate Modern. The build was very smooth with James making the technical aspects easily understandable, never blinding us with jargon.

Simon Powell


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