Web Design Speaker

I speak on the topics of best practice in web design and responsive design, as well as content management and ecommerce systems including Magento, WordPress, Shopify and Drupal.

So, if you’re after a web design speaker I might be of use; as an after dinner speaker, not so much.

Topic Come again? Event Date
‘Building a website for the NHS’ A case study of a WordPress website build for the NHS. WordCamp Manchester, UK 28th October 2017
‘Advanced Custom Fields’ Discover how you can build more flexible WordPress templates whilst keeping the content easily editable. WordPress North East meetup, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 13th October 2017
‘The next generation of ecommerce: Magento’ An introduction to Magento – and Magento 2 – for digital, creative and technology types on Wearside. Sunderland Digital, Sunderland, UK March 2017
‘Introduction to BitCoin for Magento’ Introduction to BitCoin for the Magento ecommerce platform. Magento North East, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK September 2016
‘The future of ecommerce’ The future of ecommerce and Magento 2. My slides are on Slideshare. Design Network North, Gateshead, UK February 2016
‘Capturing more sales from your customers’ How WordPress website owners can improve their website to capture more business. My slides are on Slideshare. WordPress North East, Campus North, Newcastle upon Tyne February 2016
‘Introduction to Magento 2 for merchants’ An introduction to Magento 2 for store owners and merchants. What’s new? Is it time to move to Magento 2? Slides here. Magento North East, Campus North, Newcastle upon Tyne January 2016
‘Introduction to Magento’ An introduction to the Magento ecommerce platform. Ecommerce North East Campus North, Newcastle upon Tyne September 2015
‘CSS Selectors’ An introduction/refresher talk on CSS selectors for the Frontend North East user group for frontend web developers. Frontend North East, Campus North, Newcastle upon Tyne June 2015
‘Improvements to WordPress Themes’ A talk on the improvements to WordPress markup and themes we make at Peacock Carter Ltd. WordPress North East, Newcastle upon Tyne March 2015
’25 ways to crush your competition online’ A detailed look at multiple case studies of good and bad practice in ecommerce conversion and optimisation. NE Women’s Business Network, Newcastle upon Tyne February 2015
‘Social Media Fails’ A light-hearted look at the good, the bad and the ugly on Twitter and Facebook. Computing Society, Durham University, UK May 2014
‘A responsive workflow for WordPress’ A talk-through of the workflow I use for developing responsive WordPress themes. Slides here. WordPress North East, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK September 2013
‘Introduction to Drupal Commerce’ An introduction to Drupal Commerce, to the Drupal North East user group. @vickytnz kindly provided a write-up on her blog. Drupal North East, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK May 2013
‘Entrepreneurship Panel’ Member of a discussion panel on entrepreneurship at New College Durham on behalf of the Young Entrepreneurs Trust. New College Durham, Durham, UK April 2012
‘Designing a different type of website’ A discussion of my approach to a wiki customisation for a client of Richard Carter Consultancy Ltd. DesignInterest, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK March 2012
‘Drupal website build case study’ A step-by-step walkthrough of a Drupal website built for a client. Drupal North East, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK November 2011
‘Design/CMS integration’ II A heavily updated talk based upon my SuperMondays talk. Front Row Conference, Krakow, Poland October 2011
Design/CMS integration “As frontend developers, it’s often our job to integrate (X)HTML and CSS with various content management systems, forums and discussion boards, ecommerce platforms and other software.So, are all theming experiences the same? Obviously not. This talk aims to promote discussion about best practice in theming/templating/skinning, with a view to leaving us techies all more enlightened.Richard Carter, Creative Director at Peacock Carter Ltd, takes us through a selection of popular open source software packages and the ups, downs and total cock-ups he’s seen along the way.” SuperMondays, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK July 2011

If you’d like to talk to me about speaking, please get in touch.