Providing cutting edge designs since the edge was first honed:

  • designing fonts for the ZXSpectrum, which led to designing system fonts for Amstrad;
  • designing a web-based tourist booking system for Dumfries and Galloway in 1995 on an Apple II, ah those were the days. Maybe a bit too cutting edge that one, as it took them several years to implement a cut-down version;
  • working out the geometry of celtic knotwork, designing fonts and programs which in turn generated the largest collection of knots in the world;
  • designing the world's first internally illuminated stained-glass window. It was never built though, as £1,000 was too expensive for a prototype. Any wealthy patrons out there?
  • the world's first stained glass greetings cards. Currently in discussion with Hallmark;
  • drawing full-colour, fully-scalable digital maps of the UK and Europe for broadcast and print before the development of colour monitors;
  • when Flash 2 came out, designing splash pages which no-one could see.

Which led to a web design philosophy: - Keep It Simple.

The sites I design are designed with the user in mind. The web is not like TV and magazines: people know what they want and won't put up with you wasting their time. While I'd love to show off my state of the art Flash skills on every site I make, it isn't usually appropriate.

I can make your clients/customers happy surfers who get what they're looking for without the hype and false promises they hate. And I can also make them bookmark your site with a Flash add-on they won't want to stop playing with.Flash samples this way...

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