Freelance Website Designer

Chorley, Lancashire

About Me

Big Lamp Web Design

Hello, I'm Sandra Ramsdale, a freelance web developer based in Chorley, Lancashire.

I built my first website in 1999, and became a full-time freelancer in 2012. I like planes, Lego & rock music.

I design and build websites for small to medium sized businesses, agencies and individual projects, with a focus on small business websites, brochure and portfolio sites.

I learned to build websites back in the old days, coding by hand, and that's still how I like to work. Nowadays most of my sites are written in PHP and supported by open source content management systems and responsive frameworks such as Bootstrap.

I'm always looking for a new challenge, so if you think we could work together, why not drop me a line?

How I Work

I work from mainly from home, on a freelance basis. Most website projects can be managed online, therefore I can work for anyone, regardless of location.

If you are based in the Chorley area and would prefer a face to face meeting, this can of course be arranged.

My Background

I have a technical background, with an HND in Computing (software engineering) and commercial experience of web development, software development and internet marketing.

My previous professional roles include systems programmer/analyst (mainframe / COBOL), software support technician and web promotions developer.

The Technical Stuff

  • Core skills: HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL
  • Speciality: Design and development of small - medium sized websites, search engine friendly websites, brochure / portfolio sites, database driven websites, bespoke functionality websites and content management systems.
  • I occasionally dabble with: jQuery, Javascript, Photoshop.

Other systems I have worked with and / or integrated include: WordPress, Joomla, Shopify, Blogger, CommerceNow, EKM Powershop, Tumblr, PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Smugmug, Shopify, OpenCart, RomanCart and a variety of bespoke / 3rd party software and systems.

How I manage projects  Contact Me
Big Lamp

Big Lamp?

The Big Lamp is a well-known local landmark in my hometown of Chorley.