I’m George Buckingham, an enthusiastic web developer from
sunny Bournemouth, Dorset. I call myself a web developer, but I don’t just design & build websites - I solve problems using the web.
I specialise in the planning and development of bespoke web applications and content management systems. I primarily work in object oriented PHP / MySQL - using an un-bloated, robust, flexible MVC based framework that I’ve developed myself over time. I know exactly what every line of my code is doing, and more importantly how and why it’s doing it.
As well as developing using my own codebase, I’m also confident in working with existing PHP frameworks. I primarily use GIT for version control and have also worked with SVN. I often use Capistrano for deployment of my projects.
I work heavily with WordPress too - developing bespoke plugins and coding custom themes to provide enhanced functionality. I’m also able to develop a bespoke system and integrate it with WordPress to reap the benefits of each approach.
I graduated from university in 2012 and was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Web Development. Areas of study included PHP development, front end development, database administration, usability and networking. For my dissertation I developed a project management system for small web agencies - the implementation and final report were both marked at 92%, and I achieved an overall mark of 88%.
I currently work for Yammayap - a design led web development agency based in Bournemouth. I’m primarily responsible for our bespoke development projects, but also develop some of our WordPress based sites too. I work with a variety of clients including international software companies, local authority organisations & schools, exciting new startups and local businesses.
I also freelance. I am available for PHP, WordPress or front end web development projects and can provide examples of previous work upon request. Please email me if you have a project that you would like to discuss.
I like to code things for fun too. I recently built a simple HTTP Response Checker.
When I’m not coding, you’ll find me listening to music, cycling in the New Forest, drooling in the Apple Store or relaxing on one of the nearby beaches / quaysides with a pint of Best from Ringwood Brewery. Nice.