Does anyone remember dial up internet? I do! Even back in the slow loading days of the late 90s and early 00s I loved how varied websites could be. In 2004 I started working with 2 of the best IT guys I’ve known and my interest in designing websites began. I wasn’t a coder so I used to sketch on paper what the sites would look like and the guys would build them.

Then WordPress came along. Today it stands as the number 1 platform and 60% of all websites are built using WordPress. I’ll be honest – the difference between using a free blog template and building a fully customised site is a big one and my first experience of web design, building my own site, was a baptism of fire.

I have built many sites since then and as well as honing my design skills, my WordPress skills are now second to none. You can check out some of my work on my portfolio page. If you’d like to know what I’m working on currently, then visit my Facebook Page. I love sharing my work with everyone.

Life isn’t all about work though, as you’ll see from my weekly Five Things Column. I’m based in south west London, but work with clients all over the globe, the furthest one being in Canberra. Thank goodness for FaceTime and the weather app telling me the time difference between our countries.

Anything else you’d like to know? Drop me an email, I’d love to hear from you.

Holly Christie 

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Stuart Chandler

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Stu is the technical expert behind This Demanding Life. Having paired up with me over a cup of coffee and design of a church website in January 2017, I recognised Stu’s brilliance and had to have him as part of the team.

Since then Stu’s coding wizadry has got us out of many a sticky situation….. websites that have broken during a transfer process, no problem. Sites which completely reformatted themselves after an update…. Stu didn’t break a sweat.

Not every situation needs fixing though and most of Stu’s work is working out how to pull off the technically challenging elements of custom web design and functionality. Writing custom code so that websites are truly unique and debugging websites before they go live and after updates.

Stu is also a brilliant sounding board for when I’m throwing around web design and functionality ideas as well as writing great web copy for engaging users.

When not being on-call for This Demanding Life, Stu has his own company; 1-2-1 PC Support where he covers PC support, one-to-one tuition and custom website design. You can read more about his technical skill, qualifications and career history on his about page.

The Rest of the Team

We’ve all heard or used the expression that it takes a village to raise a child….. it can also take a village to launch a business. Because of this I work with a team of freelancers which includes photographers, videographers, graphic designers and branding specialists. When we initially discuss your requirements we may speak about the team members who will be working on your project. Alternatively if you are looking for any of these services, please get in touch and I can put you in touch with the team members most suited to you.