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Mark Tiddy

Mark Tiddy

Freelance Web & App Developer from Colchester, Essex

Hi, my name is Mark and I create websites and apps.

I am a freelance app and web developer in Colchester, Essex with over 10 years experience of working with a whole range of clients.

As a web developer I know that your website is often the first place people go when searching for your company and therefore it’s important that your potential clients begin that journey with you in the best possible way.

I will help you create a website that fits your needs, looks great for your clients on all devices and that enables you to easily update your content (you shouldn’t need to pay a developer to update a phone number!)

My experience covers a whole range of platforms and programming languages but I spend most my time using WordPress to create bespoke, custom websites and plugins (no page builders which can often slow down a website and harm it’s ranking on Google), React Native for mobile applications on iOS and Android and Shopify for easy-to-manage e-commerce websites.

For the last ten years I have created a number of websites and apps for clients and I love to tailor projects to their needs rather than having a set way of working. My work has included brand new websites, apps for charities and providing improvements and optimisations for existing sites. No project is too small.

What People Say About Me

“I chose Mark because he was not only swift to respond, but also showed a thorough understanding of my needs. Although these were pretty straightforward, he did not pressure me into something different, more expensive or outside the brief. He turned the work around quickly and accurately whilst ensuring it was what I wanted and – most importantly – remembered and suggested small changes to the UX which I would not have thought about myself.”

Sarah – Artemis Associates

“We had a website made by Mark as we needed an upgrade. Mark highlighted different options and communicated very clearly what he could offer. He went out of his way to show us features visually which was really helpful for us. He exceeded expectations and his wide array of skills made him perfect for unique requests we had. He seemed to enjoy the challenge!!! His ability to explain things in simple terms is an asset in a jargon filled industry. I’d recommend him wholeheartedly. Mark has become my new go to for anything website related- I have since worked with him on two other projects and would do again. It felt like Mark was invested entirely in our project despite him being a freelancer and this kind of ownership makes him exciting to work with.”

Dan – Music Mentoring

“Mark recently built a website for our network of parent and toddler group leaders. We are a registered charity group needing a fairly small website. Mark listened to and understood our website needs and created the site accordingly. Once Mark had the basics in place we were able to work with him to ensure we had everything we needed on the website. Mark always responds very quickly, usually with one day of any requests and understands the requirements for our organisation. He was able to give us guidance and suggestions on aspects of the website. The costs were very reasonable for us with a limited budget. We are delighted with the results. Mark is very approachable and reliable, working to a high standard. I would highly recommend him. ”

Emma – London Parent Children’s Network

Case Studies

I don’t believe there is such a thing as ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to a website or mobile application which is why I work closely with my clients to understand their needs and desired outcomes before tailoring my approach for their business/organisation.

Notch

Notch

Having worked with Notch previously on their Little Earth Design company website I was really excited when they asked me to build a website for their new brand.

Working alongside their designer and team I was able to build a website to their high-end specification using a bespoke WordPress theme and custom blocks allowing them to easily update their site and build new pages.

Copy by Kayleigh

Copy by Kayleigh

A custom WordPress theme with custom Gutenberg blocks built for a freelance copywriter looking for a website which would perform well under speed tests and be optimised for SEO alongside being able to turn visitors into paying clients.

I was able to work with Kayleigh to build a number of reusable blocks that could be used in the WordPress editor throughout the site as well as providing training on how to update the site.

Bespoke Furniture Company

Bespoke Furniture Company

A bespoke furniture company had a website that they were really happy with in terms of design but were unable to easily update the content and wanted to move across to WordPress.

I was able to work with them to port their website across to WordPress, creating them a bespoke theme based on their existing design which enabled them to easily update all of the content across the site. I was also able to provide training via Zoom to enable them to understand the WordPress backend.

Estate Agents

Estate Agents

A local estate agents had an existing website design which they like however, it didn’t work well on mobile and was slow to load (often crashing for users). 

I was able to work with their team to rebuild their WordPress theme from scratch using their existing design, reducing unnecessary bulk, plugins and Javascript libraries, increasing their site load time by over 50% and illuminating all server crashes alongside ensuring it performed as well on mobile as desktop.

In addition to this I was able to link their website up to their data provider to ensure all new properties and property statuses were up-to-date on their website with no manual action and build a stamp duty calculator to embed on the site.

LecDeck (Mobile App)

LecDeck (Mobile App)

A successful playing card resource had already been created by the Diocese of Bath and Wells and the Diocese of Bristol and they were looking to expand their reach by creating an app-based version of this resource.

I was able to work with their team to create an app that would present this resource to those using Apple and Android devices. The app allows users to browse the upcoming sessions alongside being told the next weekly resource from the home screen.

Music Mentoring Portfolio

Music Mentoring Portfolio

A charity providing music-based mentoring to young people were finding that paper booklets for their accreditation were proving expensive to purchase and not engaging with mentees. They were seeking a digital solution that they could use on iPads in their mentoring sessions.

I was able to work with Dan from the project to create a web app that had two key functions. Firstly, it enabled staff to create and manage students, including the ability to download their portfolios in a PDF format to send to verifiers. Secondly, it enabled students to log into the system to complete their portfolio on a tablet or laptop with the ability to add media and personalise the design of their final portfolio.

Charity Mobile Application

Charity Mobile Application

A Youth Work Charity who have a number of staff members and volunteers running youth work and mentoring sessions across Essex were looking for an app that would easily allow their team to record outcomes of sessions, access training and view core documents.

I was able to combine my experience of developing apps with my knowledge of the youth work sector to create an app that works on both phones and tablets ( Apple and Android) that met the desired outcome from their CEO and enables their team to effectively record sessions when out and about.

Consultancy Website

Consultancy Website

A consultancy firm had already begun layout out their website in Wix and wanted someone to help embellish their design, optimise it for all devices and implement some more advanced features.

I was able to work with them to understand their requirements and bring their website to life.

Contact Me

Whatever your budget or the size of your project I’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch using the contact details below or using the form