Since signing up, I've had the chance to rethink and rearrange my whole online strategy. Inline with that I've updated my introductory post just so that no one gets mixed up! So, here goes! Hi everyone, my name is James and like most of the people on here, I make websites! I first started out as a web designer come developer but have since realised that I'll be able to offer a more valuable service if I focussed my attention on the development side of websites. I have a passion for authoring efficient websites as I fully believe that the more effort you put in to minimising your codes and scripts, the faster and more responsive your website will be. I work with HTML, CSS, JS, PHP and MySQL to build my websites and occasionally leverage the power of established software like Wordpress when my own content management system isn't suitable. I also offer services such as: search optimisation, mailing list management and online presence maintenance amongst others. When I was a designer come developer I did used to have a portfolio and it was pretty neglected to say the least. But now, I've recently set up a strictly web development oriented blog through Posterous, which is a great product by the way, more people should get involved with this platform. Though a bit sparse at the moment I am building quite a few draft posts up in my spare time and will hopefully be posting these at least twice a week. Any discussions etc that can be raised through the comments will be gladly received! I'm always ready to learn more about scripting and coding so if I am ever doing anything wrong or in an inefficient way, it'd be great to get some feedback. Other than web development, my other interests include anything that's outdoors-y, interesting or entertaining. I love gadgets, live music and playing my guitar. Thanks for the warm welcome so far, and apologies for editing this initial post. My original version was massively out of date! Looking forward to getting involved with the DF crowd a bit more! Cheers!