Richard Carter, web designer

I’m a consultant web designer based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England. I work with on MediaWiki and Magento, Drupal and WordPress. I also run training courses including Introduction to HTML & CSS, and founded web design agency Peacock Carter Ltd.

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From to open source software consulting to writing web design curriculum, I've helped organisations around the world perform smarter and faster.
Richard Carter, web designer

I'm a frontend web developer and web design consultant based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England.
Working with a select number of open source platforms, including Magento (including Community & Enterprise Editions), Drupal, MediaWiki and WordPress, I like to work in partnership with clients to achieve your goals. Previous clients include the University of Edinburgh, NHTV Breda University in the Netherlands, Directgov, Badminton England and City & Guilds.

I love LEGO, Durham Cathedral, real ale, train travel and Sass.

Books by Richard Carter

Magento (1.8) Theme Development book by Richard Carter Responsive Magento Theme Development book by Richard Carter Drupal Commerce book by Richard Carter Magento 1.4 Theme Development book by Richard Carter Magento 1.3 Theme Development book by Richard Carter Joomla Themes book by Richard Carter MediaWiki Skins Design book by Richard Carter

Recent posts


Creative Sorbet: design briefs to cleanse your palate


When you’re busy, it’s really easy to move from one design project to another quickly, and after a while I find that designer’s block sets in and I struggle to think creatively for client projects. One remedy I have found to this is to expose myself (not like that!) to other designers’ work: read a… Read more »


WordPress North East talk slides: Responsive workflow for WordPress

I gave a talk at WordPress North East last week, and have finally remembered to type up some of the notes to accompany the slides.

The talk was called A responsive workflow for WordPress theme development (catchy, I know), and was a run through of how I deal with responsive projects in WordPress at Peacock Carter.


Review of WordPress Theme Development – Beginner’s Guide

WordPress, the ever-popular open source CMS, spawns hundreds of help guides and books from plugin development to general administration, so I was pretty excited to see Packt’s  WordPress Theme Development Beginner’s Guide book (and thanks to Ramon for the tip the book was out!).