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 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 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


Why I love web consultancy work

This week, a 12 month web design consultancy contract I’ve been working on came to an end, and the client immediately invited me back the following week to look at renewing it for an extended period: something I’m very happy about! The train journey back from London gave me time to reflect on why I… Read more »


Durham Cathedral Young Patrons: a great chance to support something worthwhile

I attended the Durham Cathedral Young Patrons launch event in Durham last week, and am proud to become one of the first to join this scheme. The Young Patrons programme is just £60 a year (£5 a month) to join, and the scheme’s funds are used to support the cathedral’s restoration and other work. Membership… Read more »


A list of LEGO events for AFOLs in the UK for 2015

Looking around the web, there doesn’t currently seem to be any single list of the AFOL and LEGO events in the UK for 2015, so here’s one I’ve put together. If you have a LEGO event to add in, please get in touch by Twitter (@RichardCarter) or contact me. And, obviously, check the event details… Read more »