Nick Roberts

Full Stack Web Developer

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Nick Roberts

Profile

  • 10,239 Dayson Earth
  • 10 YearsExperience
  • 65 SitesDeveloped
  • 2,986 Cupsof Coffee

I’m Nick Roberts, a Web Developer from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. I’ve been building websites for over 7 years, initially getting hooked during a Media Studies course at college in 2009. I then undertook a City & Guilds qualification in Web Design, where I gained more of an understanding of the industry. It was here that I decided that this is what I wanted to do as a career.

In 2010 I started a Web Design Degree at Staffordshire University, where I gained invaluable skills in building high-class websites, and various theory-based aspects of Web Design, including W3C Web Standards, Usability & Accessibility guidelines, and Best Practices. In 2014, I graduated with a BSc Honours Degree in Web Design.

I develop bespoke, professional, Standards compliant websites using the latest techniques and technologies. Websites I build are fully responsive, making them easy to use, and look great on any device. I take on a user-first approach to building websites, which includes being able to easily find the website in search engines.

I specialise in WordPress Development, using the CMS platform to create customised, easy-to-use administration pages for websites, as well as the fully functional front-end of the website. More recently, I have developed several websites with a front-end administration panel, providing logged-in users with a way of managing their account on the website, creating more of an application built on WordPress than a CMS managed website.

I work in a multi-award winning creative agency, based in the Staffordshire Moorlands, where I build websites for a wide variety of clients.

Whilst at University, I realised just how big the Web industry was. It’s so much more than just building a website. There’s a lot of theory to think about while building the site. Many aspects fit into the W3C Web Standards specification. I put all the theory I have learned over a 4-year Degree into practice, in every website that I build. I want to ensure that websites follow Web Standards, allowing as many people as possible have access to websites regardless of how they access the Web.

I found that I wanted to make the Web, or the websites that I build at least, a better place for everyone. It’s important to ensure that websites follow best practices, and design patterns, which allow users to bring in past experiences of websites to the website that they are visiting.