about me

Hi, I'm Andy Brown a freelance accessible web and multimedia developer based in a sunny part of Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England.

I specialise in building inclusive, standards-based websites to help make the web a more simple and enjoyable place to work and hang out. I love to take things to bits, to see how they tick and to make poorly websites feel better again.


I have almost 10 years' of experience working within the web industry in various managerial, technical lead and development positions.

Most recently I worked for TH_NK as a development manager working on large scale national and international projects for clients such as BBC, Capita and Northern Rock.


XHTML, CSS, JavaScript (hand written, JQuery, Prototype, MooTools, AJAX) , PHP, C/C++, Perl, Classic ASP, XML, XSLT, VRML, SQL, ActionScript, Visual Basic, ASP.Net, UML
Development and production environments
Linux and Unix
Ubuntu, Red Hat, SUSE, Debian (as client and server environments)
MS Windows
98, NT (client & server), 2000 (client & server), XP, Vista
Mac OS 9, Mac OS X (clients)
Version Control
SVN, VSS, Team Foundation Server
Web Servers
Apache (linux & Windows), IIS (Windows)
MySQL, SQL Server


I spend a lot of my free time involved with music. I sing and play rhythm guitar for Stunt, I am one half of Newcastle based experimental electronic duo, The Fishery Commission and I help out in a digital recording studio in Whitley Bay on the North East coast.

I'm also learning to be a ProTools engineer through trial and error, which I find is a great way to learn.

So if you think you've got a head scratcher of a problem, or would like a straight talking Geordie to give your site a once over, please get in touch using the contact form.

Services on offer include:

  • Site design and build
  • Accessibility auditing
  • Web analyitics and reporting
  • Requirements capture and analysis
  • Adobe Flash
  • SEO
  • JavaScript and progressive enhancement