About me

My name is Andy, and I’m a CakePHP web developer living in the steel city of Sheffield in the North of England. I currently work for Evoluted as a senior web developer.

I generally develop in PHP and jQuery as well as producing semantic and valid HTML and CSS. I’ve also got experience coding in C++ and Java (and once upon-a-time Fortran). As well as being a developer, I have an eye for design and an interest in creating great user-interfaces and accessible websites.

I mainly work with CakePHP these days, but still develop for the open-source CMS Textpattern; a number of my plugins can be freely downloaded from this site. I’ve also had experience developing bespoke sites with Drupal.

Before working full-time in the web industry I worked in Quantum Optics research as a theoretical Physicist. I graduated from the University of York with a PhD on the subject of “twisted light” and worked for a while at the University of Sheffield on the subject of polaritons.

Away from the computer and work I enjoy cooking (could happily spend all day in the kitchen) and world cinema (particularly French films). My claim to fame is that I’ve appeared in an episode of Family Guy.