My name is Todd and I am a freelance web developer.

This means I spend my days designing, building and fixing things on the web, from blogs and websites to apps and servers. My specialties lie in PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript and I particularly like working with Laravel and WordPress. I also like making maps!

I am an advocate for the open web and believe that accessibility and privacy should be core concepts in everything we build. The Principles of Ethical Web Development are something I take to heart. I get very excited about decentralisation and federation and will be looking to contribute to some open source projects in that vein in the coming months.

As well as being a web developer I build servers and one of my goals for 2018 is to launch an ethical hosting company (- more on that soon!) I already manage hosting for a number of sites (many of which I will be showcasing in this blog) on servers I have provisioned and have a good amount of experience with devops and related concepts like CI/CD, clustering and scaling.

I'm based in Birmingham in the UK which is where I do a lot of my work, but I'm also working on projects across the world, from local to global in scope. I work predominantly with NGOs, charities, education centres and other positive organisations: the web is an incredible tool and I want to help those those trying to improve the world make the most of it.

Recently I have built a portfolio for a professional Inclusion Consultant, an online shop for a local jewellery maker and a pledge system for a world-record attempt motorbike and sidecar expedition.

Currently I'm working on an offline-first eventing app, helping to foster a global participatory GIS community and implementing technology for a political revolution right here in Birmingham.

I am available to hire for projects, contracting or support work so if you'd like to have a chat about a project please don't hesitate to get in touch! You can also find me in these places:

GitHub: @TheFourthDev
Twitter: @thefourthdev

I look forward to sharing some of my work with you!