Alexander Maughan

Web Developer


  • Frontend Architecture
  • JavaScript Engineering
  • Some Fullstack Development

My past and present

I'v been designing and building things for the web for 14 years. I've had periods of specialisation in UI, UX, IxD, and content design, while always doing some form of development work, mostly frontend development.

I now mostly focus on development with expertise in CSS at scale and the design and engineering of JavaScript applications. This includes vanilla ES6+, Node, React, Vue, Angular, Redux, and more.

I've also done my fair share of backend development (PHP and various PHP-based APIs, Ruby on Rails, and MySQL/MariaDB). I am in the process of improving this area when my schedule permits, with the specific aim of becoming adept at creating data API endpoints using REST, GraphQL, Python, Laravel, and Postgres.


My preferred workflow

I work remotely and only come into client offices for short periods if it is really required. I've worked remotely for many years, so I am already well suited to it.

I believe in iterative improvement, transparent communication and accountability, branch-driven development, and the mantra of stop starting and start finishing.

I like to rely on task management tools and merge requests (for technical collaborators) to form the bulk of communication and feedback. Other collaboration tools can then be used as necessary to fill the gaps that these don't cover. Less overheads for you; more accountable productivity from me.


New working relationships

I recommend a limited-risk trial period or a small parcel of work to see if I'm going to be a good fit. I can provide testimonials and examples of my work on request.


I'm available for new work starting 1 April 2021