My name’s Martin Walker and I run a web and graphic design business called Still Moving Design. I’m based in Sydney but have clients all over the country.
Although I come from a print design background, my core interest is in website design, especially when it comes giving clients control over their own website content via a CMS – I use ExpressionEngine & textpattern. This is especially important when working for small businesses and charities that don’t have large budgets. Autonomy is a great thing.
Looking forward to being part of these forums and sharing the knowledge wealth.
@Heidi Price: Re: EE & txp. I’ve looked at a lot of CMSs and settled on using those two from a) an end-user perspective (can they get how to use it quickly?) and b) what kind of site I’m creating for the client.
EE & txp work in similar ways. If I want a high level of customisation (or if there’s anything complicated like a petition) then I’ll use EE. For any ‘simple’ sites that won’t really need updating that often (like http://www.chstrategies.com.au/) it’s easier to implement txp. It’s not that you can’t put together a complicated site with textpattern, but with EE I can work faster.