Hi, I am Robbie Rickman a web designer and software developer based in South Wales. I create modern, Google friendly websites and web applications that are responsive and work beautifully on any device.
I have a PhD in Physics and started my programming career writing scientific software to automate experiments and process data. My background is diverse stretching from research scientist, mathematics teacher to World-Cup mountain bike racer. I believe in challenging myself, working hard and never sacrificing quality. This ethos has given me a wide portfolio of skills to help you achieve the strong online presence that you are after.
Rickman Design brings together my passion for code with the beauty and creativity of design. There is one aim; to create a stunning, modern and lovingly crafted website for your business.
I build websites from the ground up using cutting edge design frameworks. This produces efficient, modern and great looking websites that your customers (and search engines) will love. Best of all you can be confident that your site is built upon reliable and future-proof technology.
Gone are the days of single format websites. To achieve top search rankings your website must look great on any device which is why I build sites for the mobile phone and upwards. This ensures that whatever device your customer uses they will have a great experience and find the information or service they are after.
To get an idea how responsive design works load this site on a different device or drag the corner of your web-browser to see how the site adapts.
Don't be stuck with a site that drifts out of date. You and other members of your organisation can create dynamic and engaging articles using the powerful and easy to use stream-field editor. This editor gives you full control over the look and content of your articles without any of the hassle of html code.
Design is inherently a two way process and I value your input and ideas. I am on-hand to discuss and implement your design and keep you up to date on the progress and changes along the way.
Coming from a scientific background I understand the importance of accuracy and getting the details right. It is the coming together of a multitude of little touches that will make sure your site stands out above the rest.
Django is employed to build a secure, fast back end that controls and handles the data on your site. Django is a highly extendable framework built upon Python. Organisations such as NASA, The Guardian, Pinterest and National Geographic have built their sites using Django illustrating the dependability and potential of this system.
Wagtail is used to create a modern, optimised content management system (CMS) that meets the exact needs of your site. It focuses on ease of use for you the editor and includes the Streamfield editor that gives you modular control over the types of content included in your articles. I choose Wagtail because it brings powerful image management, search and content creation tools that allow you to update, create and manage outstanding content.
Bourbon and Bourbon Neat are the main tool sets used when building the front end of your site. Bourbon offers a lightweight solution to rapidly building the structure and user interface of the page. Only what you need is loaded helping to keep your site working efficiently. Furthermore Bourbon enables us to build sites with a familiar user interface without being identical to millions of other sites on the web.
Hosting, Email and Domains. Rickman Design offer a range of solutions to managing the deployment of your site on the web. A package will be selected that best meets the requirements of your business.
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