My name is Liam Cromar, and I’m a self-employed freelance website developer living near the Herefordshire town of Kington, on the border with the Welsh county of Powys. I’ve been involved in commercially designing websites since 2003, but my experience dates from well before that.
I’ve handled a number of different types of website project. I’ve successfully designed websites ranging in complexity, from the online shop of the limited company Bee Basic to the biographic website of the writer Matthew Engel.
I also work on Android app development 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 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. The Distinction grade that I received for this work reflected my interest in this aspect of design.
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. Off the field, in 2013, my take on Shakespeare and cricket won the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack Writing Competition, appearing in the 151st edition. I’ve also written for ESPNcricinfo and other cricket publications.
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.