All about Chris Taylor | Yorkshire Twist

Meet the “team”

With 15 years experience building websites and online systems I can probably help you with almost anything that happens on the web. Plus I'm a really nice guy who loves building things on the web, and I'll work hard to make your project a success.

Why ‘Yorkshire Twist’?

A lot of technical people will baffle you with jargon and geek-speak. Not me. I always aim to explain all this nerdy stuff in a way that normal humans can understand. That's the Yorkshire Twist way: straight talk, no waffle.

My experience

I've been building websites and other online systems for around 15 years and in that worked for lots of different clients. From simple marketing and e-commerce websites to large intranets and management systems, I've pretty much seen it all. Most of my commercial experience has been in small development teams where I've had job titles like "Senior Developer" and "Development Team Manager".

Here's a selection of the industries and types of clients I've worked with:

  • Financial services companies
  • Charitable organisations
  • Airline industry
  • Software start-ups
  • Small family-run businesses
  • Government departments

If you want to see more examples of what I can do please take a look at the slightly technical services page, or look below for some specific examples of my work. Of course if there's anything more you'd like to know please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

Some examples of my work

While most of my work has been in the hidden parts of websites (the bits that make the stuff you click actually do something), it's still good to see what the sites look like. Here are a few examples of websites I have worked on.

Childrens' Food Trust and Let's Get Cooking

Screenshot of the Childrens' Food Trust website Screenshot of the Let's Get Cooking website

I led the development of these two websites, working closely with designer Mel Jennings and developers James Brenton and Matt Otley. This project involved very close collaboration with the client through the planning and development phases including content architecture, design proposals and development of a custom content management system.

A very powerful administration system was developed by my team to allow the client to manage the site, along with integration with their Microsoft Dynamics customer relationship system. I also led the development of a data migration tool that could move thousands of user records from their old system to the new website.

This project also involved large amounts of integration with a Microsoft CRM system which provided much of the content on the sites.

Jet2.com

Screenshot of the Jet2.com website

Working with the Jet2.com development team I assisted with re-development of several parts of the sales system. In particular I led the development of a new travel insurance sales system, and enhancing the system which send emails to customers.

My most recent work with Jet2 involves redeveloping fundamental parts of their online sales system using modern web development techniques.

Garage Bikes

Screenshot of the Garage Bikes website

This project for a local bicycle shop involved development of a large-scale custom WordPress plugin to manage their workshop. This includes tablet-enabled screens so mechanics can easily update the status of the jobs they are working on, and a system to automatically send a text message to the customer to tell them work on their bike has been completed.

Judicial Office

The Judicial Office has wide-ranging responsibilities which required a large-scale website. I led the team which built online systems to help manage and distribute highly sensitive data, and also integrate with an online learning system.

Chartered Institute of Taxation

I was involved in development of several enhancements to the Chartered Institute of Taxation website, particularly online interaction with students such as the registration forms.

How you can get in touch

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