About Me

David Stockdale (Linkedin)

Web Developer, Mobile Developer and General Programming Enthusiast.

Employment Status: Working full-time with RCVDA as Junior Web and Data Developer.

Based in Middlesbrough and working in IT, I‘ll take any job offer that pays more than what I have at the time (so long as it isn’t in London).

Recently finished volunteering at Tees Valley Arts updating, upgrading and maintaining their website.

This role eventually developed into creating additional websites for their clients in hopes of creating enough revenue to hire me full time.

Unfortunately we didn’t create enough sites for the revenue made from flywheel hosting them to be enough to employ me.

I then began volunteering in a similar role within RCVDA with the promise of a job offer.

Now I am finally employed part time here at RCVDA happily working away on the various tasks they give me.

Websites I’ve Worked On

My tech priest cosplay.


Sites either created from scratch or ported to Flywheel.

Using My Understrap Theme

Sites I Simply Maintain

Sites I Used To Maintain

  • Kindred Guisborough (No Longer Exists)

My cosplay of Xellos from Slayers.

Works In Progress

Client Sites To Be Replaced

These I had no part in creating initially but I’m working on porting over to Flywheel and then improving them.

  • None at the moment.

Within a few weeks of these sites being ported over to Flywheel you may begin to see some similarities between them.

This is due to them all using customised versions of my Understrap Child Theme.

While some of my clients have something specific in mind (such as Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership or Sounding Joy) most only make small design requests.

This has lead to several of the websites looking rather boilerplate.

Which is annoying because the whole appeal of a custom website is the level of customisation the client can ask for.

Personally I find attempting to build something someone else has designed much more enjoyable.

Especially if I don’t even know if it’s possible yet, as I find the process of learning new skills while also fighting to meet a deadline rather thrilling.

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