Hi! This is me. I'm a freelance web developer working as Northern Coder, based in the North East of England.
After a random conversation with a colleague about the issues they were having using a restrictive website template, I stupidly said I could probably help them out. A big part of my university course was spent coding in C++ so I was sure that, whilst the language used is very different, the coding principles would be the same and I could adapt these skills to website building. After pulling my hair out trying to make their current template work the way they wanted it to, and using a very unhelpful hosting service, I thought there had to be a better way. I decided that I would build them a website from scratch and host it myself.
After a very steep learning curve in HTML5 and CSS3 the website was designed, coded and hosted and my new hobby was born. I went on to build several websites, each one stretching my capabilities and further increasing my experience.
Even after a website has launched the work doesn't stop. With regular maintenance and updates I continue to work with clients beyond launch, to ensure their website continues to meet their needs.