It’s very nice that you want to know more about me and my business! I’m Martin and I run tempertemper Web Design. I’m a Scotsman based in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England, and I work with clients from sunny California to rural Yorkshire.
In 2008, I was lucky enough find that one thing I was ‘put here to do’ and had no option but to put all of my energy into a career in the web.
Your web guy
Working with small business to create, establish and improve their web presence makes up the core of my work. I believe a great website is the result of collaboration between experts: you know your business and customers better than anyone, and I know how to translate that to the web.
Planning, designing and building your website, then improving it over time is what I get the most satisfaction out of. I have the pleasure of working with some really great clients and our long-lasting relationships have made their websites fantastic business tools.
I also freelance for larger teams as a front-end developer. I’m a real stickler for accessibility and semantics, so every line of HTML and CSS I write is carefully considered, modular and as DRY as is sensible. I’m a long-time SCSS user, compile my CSS (and do lots of other things besides!) with Gulp or Grunt, keep my dependencies up to date with npm, and use git for version control, collaboration and hooking up deployments.
Although I’m not a Geordie, I love Newcastle and the North East, and the web design and development community here is incredible. I’m one third of Frontend NE, a monthly front-end web development meetup and conference I co-founded and co-run. The meetup allows front-end web developers in the area come and learn more about their craft from the talks we organise, as well as put the web-world to rights over beer and pizza; while the conference draws folk in from further afield for a day of talks and learning.
I’m a father of two, husband of another, and the guy who feeds our cat. When I’m not reading up on the latest CSS techniques or enjoying family time, I like nothing better than geeking out over Game of Thrones, watching Adventure Time or delving into the latest Apple technology.