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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Magento

From Magento training courses and Magento theme development, to SEO and conversion rate optimisation advice, my team and I can help.
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Web Design Consulting

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

Nov
9
2014

Peacock Carter is 8!

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Wahey! Peacock Carter is 8 years old this November. 8 years in the same business: quite a daunting thought! As I’m sure many other SME owners and staff can attest, there is a lot of room for change in 8 years: We’re now a limited company, having started as a partnership Almost like the Sugababes,… Read more »

Oct
16
2014

Durham Cathedral in Lego – 105,000 bricks and a lot more fun

Durham Cathedral in Lego - altar

As most of you will know from my frequent, unsubtle mentions on Twitter, I’ve been volunteering at Durham Cathedral in the past year. As one of the 70 or so volunteers helping to build Durham Cathedral in Lego since July 2013, we’ve now raised over £105,000 from individuals and organisations donating towards — and more… Read more »

Sep
12
2014

Creative Sorbet: design briefs to cleanse your palate

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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 »