I’m Liam Cromar, a self-employed freelance website developer living in Herefordshire, on the border with Powys. I’ve been involved in commercially designing websites since 2003, but my experience dates from well before that.
Over time, I’ve been involved with a number of different types of website project. I’ve successfully designed websites ranging in complexity, from the e-shop of the limited company Bee Basic to the biographic website of the writer Matthew Engel.
I also have experience in Android app development, designing for mobile phones and tablets.
I’m an Open University graduate, having received a first-class honours bachelor’s degree in Computing.
My studies at the OU have included learning the fundamentals of interaction design (IxD). This is particularly applicable to website design, since it is concerned with improving products—including websites—to make them easier and more pleasant to use. I was pleased to receive a Distinction grade for this work, the highest possible.
In addition to my Computing studies, I also studied Spanish and Business with the OU, resulting in my receiving the Certificates in Spanish and in Business Studies.
I love cricket, by far my favourite sport. I captain and manage an occasional touring side known as the Haymakers. I bowl unorthodox leg-spin and can bat in a pinch, though most of my acts seem to come at a time of team crisis! In 2013, my take on Shakespeare and cricket won the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack Writing Competition, appearing in the 151st edition.
I also like my music, in particular the blues and blues-rock. I play the piano and the Hammond organ, neither very well, but enough for some off-key low-key gigs.