So, just what is this all about, hmm?
Well as you have probably guessed from the eponymous title of this site, my name is Graham Gilchrist, and this site showcases my work and experience.
I was trained as a scientist and have a passion for all things technical, yet I also love creating and designing, so naturally I find a home in computer-based design and production, specifically web design and coding.
Web DesignI am a professional web designer and developer, advocating web-standards wherever I can (but honestly, who doesn't these days?). I've been working in the web field since 1997, both freelance and employed, on a range of projects from design work and theme implementation all the way up to bespoke and open source content management.
- Drupal CMS development (custom themes, modules)
- General CMS and application design and information architecture
I have a page for my full CV, but here's a summary.
I am currently employed as a drupal developer for Torchbox Ltd in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.
Prior to this, I was lead developer at the LLAS subject centre where I was responsible for developing and maintaining a portfolio of over 18 sites. These mostly ran on Drupal but also covered a plethora of other technologies.
I have also done freeleance web design/development work for various clients in the past, and also worked as a as a marketing/graphic design assistant.
Earlier in my life I completed studies for a PhD at Southampton University in liquid crystal optics. During my time as a PhD student I also worked as a freelance web designer and consultant on projects for the School of Physics and Astronomy. If you are interested in knowing more, I have a page for this over here. Prior to this I also completed an undergraduate masters degree in Physics at southampton.
This site has gone through many iterations in the past, having started online way back in 1997. It exists here mainly to serve as my portfolio, and a soapbox for various technical posts in my blog. I use this site as a kind of a testbed for new technologies, so don't expect it to always work correctly in all browsers (especially IE6) or to even validate properly. It should however, look fine to most modern browsers.
Thanks also goes to Reynolds and Co. Photography for providing the photo of me on the front page.