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I'm Rob; an experienced, passionate and friendly freelance web developer.

Working with brands for new projects and on-going support and acting as a technical partner for creative agencies. Primarily working with Craft CMS, Wordpress, Shopify and JavaScript or PHP.

Clients include The Telegraph, Nordoff Robbins, Universal Records, Witch Skincare, Secret Linen Store, Ian Fleming and Ombar.

Services

Project Scoping and Wireframing

Working alongside your team and key stakeholders to understand your requirements, create a solid project scope and plan. I can then produce low fidelity wireframes ready for design.
  • Including
  • Requirements gathering
  • Project scoping and planning
  • Technical documentation
  • Wireframing
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  • <header role="header">
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  • <h1 role="title" itemprop="name headline"></h1>
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  • <footer aria-label="comments">
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Website Development

Building accessible, fast and responsive websites to the highest quality. With an eye for detail and a thorough understanding of the importance of user experience and design, I pride myself on building robust, perfomant and easy to use websites that work on any device.
  • Including
  • Websites
  • E-commerce
  • Interactive tools
  • HTML email marketing
  • Fan of
  • TailwindCSS, AlpineJS, Craft CMS, Laravel, Shopify

Performance Audits and Optimisation

Uncovering why your website is slow, or looking into particular areas that are not performing as well as they should. I can offer an in-depth website audit, report and a detailed list of recommendations. Speed is important for SEO and your users; it can also lower running costs.
  • Including
  • Analytics review
  • Site audits
  • Reporting
  • Recommendations

Support and Maintenance

Ensuring your requests are handled quickly, efficiently and giving you peace of mind that your website remains secure by proactively keeping it up to date.
  • Including
  • Priority support
  • Platform updates
  • Ad hoc on-going support

Work

A selection of recent projects. More work can be shown on request.

Craft CMS - Zero Gravity

Ombar – Creative content-rich website and e-commerce experience for the ethical 'Super Chocolate' brand.

  • Role
  • Craft CMS development
  • Shopify e-commerce development
  • On-going support
Craft CMS - Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity – Building a content website for an online platform that connects state school students with university mentors.

  • Role
  • Craft CMS development
Craft CMS - Zero Gravity

Holler Store – Boutique e-commerce website for a luxury dog gifts and accessories store.

  • Role
  • Shopify e-commerce development
  • On-going support
Craft CMS - Zero Gravity

Secret Linen Store – Planning and building a fast, optimised and seamless e-commerce platform for high traffic.

  • Role
  • Wireframing
  • Craft CMS & Commerce development
  • On-going support
Craft CMS - Zero Gravity

Hollbridge – Specialist recruitment with a requirement to stand out from competitors, highlighting the bespoke tailored service.

  • Role
  • Craft CMS development
Craft CMS - Zero Gravity

AccuCities – Interactive online quote tool allowing clients to draw custom areas or select predefined tiles for 3D city modelling.

  • Role
  • Wireframing and UI
  • Craft CMS development
Craft CMS - Zero Gravity

The Telegraph – Providing the in-house team with a toolkit for online subscriptions, including documentation and training.

  • Role
  • Front-end development
  • HTML toolkit
  • Training
  • Documentation
Craft CMS - Zero Gravity

Nordoff Robbins – Working with the charity, we researched, planned and built a website that could support all audience groups.

  • Role
  • Site audit and analytics report
  • Wireframing and sitemap
  • Wordpress development
  • On-going support
Craft CMS - Zero Gravity

Ian Fleming – Building an online experience to reimagine the literacy legacy behind James Bond.

  • Role
  • Wordpress development
Craft CMS - Zero Gravity

Heathfield & Co – Showcasing a large product collection and brand story for the iconic creators of decorative lighting.

  • Role
  • Craft CMS development
Craft CMS - Zero Gravity

Joy Concerts – Online event listing for the independent concert promoters & event organisers.

  • Role
  • Craft CMS development
Craft CMS - Zero Gravity

Louthnow.ie – Bringing a national standard of execution to local news. Engaging and personalised news and sports website.

  • Role
  • Wireframing
  • Wordpress development

About

My name is Rob Dove and I'm based in Brighton, UK. I'm a freelance fullstack web developer.

I've previously worked in house at digital agencies and have gained over 15 years commercial experience as a web developer. Starting as a front-end web developer after university, working up to Head of Development at an award winning design agency.

Expertise

  • Craft CMS and Craft Commerce
  • Shopify theme development
  • Wordpress development
  • JavaScript and PHP
  • Planning and project scoping
  • Wireframing technical architecture

Freelance Experience

  • Technical integrated team member for clients
  • Project based development
  • Retainers and on-going support contracts
  • Resourcing and managing freelance teams for larger projects
  • Providing technical support and development to creative agencies

Agency Experience

  • Hands on developer for key projects, prototypes and pitches
  • Responsible for a growing development team
  • Providing guidance and support to team members
  • Technical requirements, research and briefing
  • Project estimation, resource management and quality assurance
  • Shaping development and deployment processes
Rob Dove - Web Developer

Contact

If you're in need of a freelance web developer or have an exciting opportunity or partnership to discuss, please get in touch.