I’m working on projects involving open data in loc…

I’m working on projects involving open data in local government & building a learning management system. Available for small projects.

New LinkedIn page

I’ve created a page for Grit & Oyster on LinkedIn. If you are a user of that service please follow the page to get company updates.

Currently working on a project involving open data…

Currently working on a project involving open data in local government. Available from April onwards.

Trying out a new body text font family on the Gri…

Trying out a new body text font family on the Grit & Oyster website — Asap

Currently available for projects large and small.

Currently available for projects large and small.

New definitions of the services provided by Grit & Oyster

Grit & Oyster provides and supports websites built with WordPress. Which is a simple enough definition of what I do — but in order to clarify things for clients and to ensure that I can maintain a high level of quality I’ve been working on some new definitions of the services I offer. 

I have designed four distinct services to meet the needs of a range of different individuals and organisations. 

  1. For individual professionals, freelancers, campaigners and bloggers looking for a personal home page or portfolio website there is the GritPress network. This is currently in development and will enter a beta phase soon.
  2. Small and medium sized organisations and businesses looking for someone to sort them out a website may be interested in signing up to the GritHost network.
  3. Larger organisations or those with more complex websites looking for the reassurances of someone to look after their installation might benefit from my WordPress Concierge service.
  4. Finally, I am available as a freelance WordPress developer for hire for custom development projects.

Server Outage – 4th January 2014

This weekend (4th & 5th of January 2014) the data centre where the main server that I use to host websites and provide web services suffered a temporary power failure. This resulted in the server experiencing a significant fault which meant that the websites were not available throughout the weekend.

The full service was resumed this morning.

I’d like to sincerely apologise to all customers affected for the inconvenience caused. The problem was entirely due to circumstances beyond my control. However, I will be reviewing my set up and procedures to see if there are any lessons I can learn.

Currently available for projects large and small.

Currently available for projects large and small.