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Robert Forbes

I'm a website and application designer, developer and digital marketer working with clients that are spread around the world. I'm an 80's kid, raised on BBC Micro +B and Nintendo.

From the youngest age I have been involved with computers in some form with my mum fueling the fun by bringing home new machines for my brothers and I. In reality, I stole all the fun.

I have always dabbled in code and ideas with technology of various kinds but only in the last few years has website development become the area that I've wanted to focus on. Especially front-end development and turning this in to a business turned out to be the focus I needed to push myself deeper in to this field of expertise.

I have experienced website design and development in many different forms, using my different tools. The most notable of these would be from back in the day with Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Wordpress. More recently my tools have moved towards the open source world with Figma and Glimpse while using Laravel (instead of Wordpress) or making use of Static Site Generators like Hugo or 11ty.

As the years have passed and life has thrown some hurdles in my path, my skill set has matured and my interested become super focused in selected areas. I've tried to stay clear of the "trends" like React, SASS and Content Management Systems in general and instead focused on Accessibility, Semantic HTML and modern standards in CSS. Brining them all together with the raw speed of Static Site Generators.

I disagree strongly with anyone who says you must use Javascript, SASS or any other framework to develop modern websites or even apps for that matter.

I find it incredibly rewarding to deliver projects for my clients and building strong relationships along the way. Changing the landscape of website development, one project at a time.

Although I am what one calls "an introvert", I have decided I need to be better at communicating with my audience so I've started to blog to develop my writing skills and share my knowledge (as well as opinions) via twitter. I have plans to expand in the future but I'm in no rush right now.

In recent years I have escaped the rat race of London after meeting my partner and have dedicated my living to Norway, working from a quieter office in the countryside near the beautiful coast of Rogaland. This has developed my drive even further to hone my skills and understand my technical choices for the better as well as feed this on to my clients to aid both their business and mine.

I managed to make it in to Norway in January 2021 after the pandemic caused endless problems. This has allows me to get regular creative inspirations from my walks along the sea and through the countryside. The backdrop of mountains behind doesn't seem to be bad either.

This creative stimulation has also allowed me to return to another passion of mine, photography and you can see some of my work over on my dedicated website Tactile Imagery. Note, the site is currently on my list of side projects that needs a major overhaul.

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Rob has been brilliant. He's worked really hard building our site which is looking great now and he backed it up with great aftersale service.

Will Campbell - Gigalum

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