Pixolomew - Websites for humans
Lee stands with his hands in his pockets and legs slightly apart. He is wearing a beanie hat and a checkered shirt, which were fashionable in the 1990s.

Over 25 years experience

I’ve been building websites since the last century. I learnt the trade during a time where a single megabyte was considered a large amount of data, gigabytes were merely a dream, and websites were streamed down noisy modems at rates that would make your Netflix subscription weep.

Lee looks at the camera and holds up a wooden shape sorter cube toy.

Fundamentals are important

Although technology has moved on leaps and bounds in the last 20 years, the fundamentals of good web design are still very much the same now as they were back then – keep file sizes low, layouts simple, and test everything on the worst hardware you can find, because you don’t know good web design until you’ve seen it on a £40 smart phone!

Lee kneels on the floor holding a homemade rocket launcher. A rocket is fired from the launcher with the words 'Remember me' written on it.

It's all about the long game

The typical ‘fire and forget’ approach to deploying websites just doesn’t work anymore. A good website needs care and attention to help it thrive, long after it’s released into the outside world. Launching a site is simply the beginning and I will continuously work with you to adapt and improve your website as time goes on.

Lee crouches slightly whilst holding a pasty. He looks mildly scared as two inflatable seagulls appear to attack him.

I live by the seaside

I am based in Newquay, Cornwall, the surfing capital of the UK. But I’ve never once tried surfing. Given my current age, coupled with a lack of energy for taking up extreme sports, I am inclined to say you’re unlikely to find me on a surf board anytime soon. However, we must never say never!

Lee holds a skull in the air and holds the classic 'Alas poor Yorrick' pose from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

It's not all websites around here

I also work as a stage technician and when I’m not sat in a dark room writing code, I can often be found in much larger, much darker rooms pushing faders and flicking switches. I’ve toured productions all over the UK from the smallest Cornish village halls all the way up to well known theatres and venues like the Lowry and the National.

Lee is looking down at several theatrical scripts that are stuck to his body. One script has fallen on the floor.

I don't always stick to the script

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt it’s that we can’t always make progress by sticking to the same old methods. We have to embrace change and we must adapt to whatever situations we face, especially when working in an industry that’s constantly evolving. If we have to go ‘off-piste’ to bring your project to life, that is precisely where we’ll be going…

Lee holds a hobby horse close to his face.