Ecommerce & web design blog — Richard Carter

My latest insight in to web design, ecommerce, Magento, WordPress, Shopify... and LEGO.

  • Peacock Carter is 10 years old

    UK web design consultant, Richard Carter

    My web design agency, Peacock Carter, is ten years old this November. Here’s a quick look at a few of the company’s past achievements.

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  • A lifetime goal achieved: my model on display in a LEGO store

    My LEGO models on display at the Metrocentre LEGO store

    A selection of my LEGO models will be on display in the LEGO store at Metrocentre, Gateshead.

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  • 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.

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  • Now organising Ecommerce North East meetup

    Speaking at Ecommerce North East

    I’m happy to announce I’m now co-organising the Ecommerce North East meetup held here in Newcastle upon Tyne.

    This is a great fit with what I do on the day-to-day basis, and it’s exciting to be able to take the reins of this already thriving ecommerce group.

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  • Cathedrals & Cola: Coca-Cola vs Pepsi

    What else is an idle mind to do, except create a list of cathedrals I’ve visited around the UK, and whether they serve Coca-Cola or Pepsi?

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  • 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 »

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  • Now taking LEGO model commissions

    LEGO model of Newcastle Central Station

    After being approached a few times, I’ve launched a custom LEGO model commission service via my LEGO fan alter ego, Bricks McGee.

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  • 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 »

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