Stunningly designed, engaging websites that get your message across.
I test compatibility in different browsers and devices, and ensure sites are accessible. With ongoing maintenance and modifications I keep your website up to date without hassle.
“Simon George is a very talented person who created the new Hug Radio Limited website. All the ideas that we wanted and Simon suggested came together, and then in a very short period of time a draft version was submitted. The final changes were made and the final design was agreed.”—Gary Stanton
The way a website or app feels is equally important as how it looks. I employ User Experience techniques to make designs easy to use, accessible, and to delight users.
The University of Hertfordshire employed me to improve the User Experience of a project aiming to assist rehabilitation of stroke patients. The accessibility requirements needed innovative user experience techniques to make sure the system was intuitive for a wide range of patients to use.
I have written several articles about UX research on my blog for anyone sharing this interest.
Sometimes a project needs custom functionality as well as great design and usability. I've worked with various programming languages for several years for a range of projects. In my year I was Hertfordshire's top Computer Science graduate gaining a 1st Class BSc(Hons).
Ruby has been my favourite language for several years now due to its capacity for writing beautiful code. I've explored its depths and know it quite well, writing a few Ruby open source projects.
HTML + CSS are the backbone of layout and design on the web so I know them well. I use CSS wherever possible for the sharpest rendering and smallest file size. In fact most of this page's design is pure CSS! I usually supplement with SCSS preprocessing.
Any web developer comes across SQL for database manipulation and I'm comfortable with it. I tend to use an ORM for a more coherent abstraction, but get my hands dirty when necessary.
Java formed a large part of my Computer Science degree so I know my way around it.
I also used Python for a chunk of my degree and it has many similarities to my preferred language Ruby making using it quite simple.
PHP is a language with many flaws so not my first choice, but I have used it substantially on occasion. If a project requires it I can hit the ground running.
I have dabbled in other languages and enjoy learning different techniques. Some I have used or interest me: