Nicholas Skinner

Freelance website and web application developer

About Nicholas Skinner, Freelance Web Developer

I am a 35 year old website and web application developer based in London, UK with 15+ years of experience developing both static and dynamic websites, and web applications.

I have had an interest in technology, and computers from a young age, starting programming GW-BASIC on an Olivetti 486, then later moving onto QBASIC, Visual Basic, Perl, and HTML / PHP / JavaScript where I now spend most of my time.


Along with developing websites for clients I also have a number of my own projects including:

  • TModSoft - Providing a range of Python software (RS232 Gateway, GPIO Remote Control/Monitoring etc) for the Telit family of embedded hardware modules, allong with custom development services.
  • Parallel Track - Providing vehicle location and tracking services.
  • SMS Printer - A small, portable, standalone product suitable for restaurants, taxis, delivery drivers and more to quickly and easily receive SMS text messages.
  • Talk59 - Offering international fixed cost calls up to 59 minutes (Talk59 has now been discontinued due to BT no longer offering their Web21C SDK service).
  • Takeaways Direct - A fully featured, themable restaurant and takeaway ordering application currently available for purchase supporting sending orders through to restaurants via either SMS Printers or telephone (using CDYNE Phone Notify).

Education & Qualifications

2008 MySQL 5.0 Developer [MySQL]
2007 Zend Certified Engineer (ZCE) for PHP 5 [Zend]
2003 - 2005 BSc (Hons) 2.1 in Computing Science at University of Greenwich
2002 - 2003 First year HND Computing, at North West Kent College
1994 - 2002 Colfe's School, Lee, SE12
5 AS-Levels

Further Information

EEWeb: Featured Engineer - Interview with Nicholas Skinner

Current Status:

Unavailable for new projects due to existing commitments.


Customer Testimonial:

"We have used Nicholas on multiple occasions and will continue to. He is fast, efficient and very knowledgeable. Our ideas are understood and transformed into requirements with no issues. We highly recommend Nicholas to anyone looking for a professional developer that thinks outside the box."

Customer Testimonial:

"Nicholas has implemented the first live version of our online lead management system for both our core and secondary property businesses. We are very excited about the increased productivity that will result from the better service level being offered to our clients. Great job and will definitely be back in touch as and when required!"

London based Investment Company