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February 2016

Hello! I'm Christopher Robinson, a front–end web developer and umbraco certified expert. I have over twelve years professional experience developing websites of varying size and scale based on webstandard technologies using beautifully clean coded HTML and reusable CSS components with responsive techniques and progressive enhancement.

I am an Umbraco Certified Expert and have been creating Umbraco websites using ASP.NET (MVC, C#, Angular) for over 8 years. More recently I have been developing with React – this site is built using Gatsby and the source code is available on my GitHub profile.

Having over a decade of professional commercial experience in the industry I have worked for and alongside digital agencies both in the United Kingdom and abroad – the furthest away being in New Zealand (the time difference wasn’t ideal for update meetings but the project was worth it and went smoothly for all involved).

Throughout projects I test on a multitude of devices and have used various assistive technologies including eye-tracking which has proven invaluable for understanding and optimising the decisions users make while browsing, particularly on eCommerce sites where the primary focus is to increase conversions.

Please note that I am currently working for PlumbNation but will take on freelance work if it interests me and doesn’t pose a conflict. If you’re interested in working on a future project with me then feel free to get in touch and we’ll take it from there.

Outside of web development my main passion is motorcycles, I’ve owned a few bikes over the years and currently ride a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R750 and have taken various trips over to continental Europe on it (taking in parts of Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and more) which included riding many alpine passes and mountain roads as well as blasting around the Nürburgring at silly speeds. Closer to home I enjoy taking it to Oulton Park to do the odd track day. I also enjoy hiking, sports such as squash and tennis, mountain biking, and have also taken a few skydiving lessons.

Free HTML Templates

When I was first starting front-end web development I created various website templates for practice and experience which I gave away for free on sites such as Open Source Web Design, Open Web Design and Open Designs (where I was a founding member and site administrator).

These templates were all created around 2006. The web has changed vastly in the time since and as such I wouldn't recommend they are used today, they're merely kept online for archival purposes. However should you wish to, you are free to use them for any purpose you wish without accreditation – this statement overrides any prior conditions, for example what is set out in the template itself.