Richard Carter, web designer & web consultant

I’m a consultant web designer based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England. I work with clients throughout the world 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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MediaWiki consultancy, maintenance, development and training courses from one of the leading consultants on the platform.


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

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 web design, 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


3 things you learn as Magento developers

Being a Magento web developer puts me in a fairly small minority of web developers in the UK.

From endless Xmen jokes to sharing Magento’s love of XML, here are some of the things I’ve come across as a long term Magento developer.


Cathedrals & Cola: Coca-Cola vs Pepsi

Of the many stupid varied ideas that have come in to my head, the idea of recording whether each cathedral in England (based on good ol’ Wikipedia’s list) sold Pepsi or Coca-Cola has been one of the most persistent. This probably stems from a long term obsession with cathedral cafés, team rooms and restaurants, as… Read more »


Everything Magento

We’ve worked with Magento for years at Peacock Carter. It’s a fantastic ecommerce platform – and that’s not just me saying that, it’s clients as well! We have a deserved, but hard-earned, reputation in the North East and the UK as expert Magento consultants, and this has shown in how we’ve developed our Magento offering at Peacock… Read more »