Nick Day / Freelance web designer & developer based in Manchester, Cheshire & Altrincham specialising in Django

I'm an award-winning freelance web designer and developer based in Manchester.  I design and develop simple, user-friendly and effective websites for small and medium sized businesses, offering a complete service from initial planning and research through to hosting and maintenance.  I am also available for work at digital agencies throughout the North West.

"A diligent, committed and - most
importantly - highly talented developer...
I would recommend him without question."

- Garry Byrne, Reading Room Manchester

"It would not be an understatement to say that Nick
is one of the most talented front-end developers
that I've ever had the pleasure to work with."

- Tom Hardwidge, Considered Creative

"Nick was a great colleague to work with. He is
fast, accurate, innovative and solution-driven
and an all-round great developer."

- Ian Wilson, Reading Room Manchester

"I would recommend Nick to anyone who
needs a high-quality publication or website. He is
both very professional and highly personable."

- Josy Audigier, JET Alumni Association UK

I have over ten years of professional experience and have worked for leading digital agencies, specialising in accessible front-end development and developing with the Django framework. I also design for print and interactive projects and have considerable experience in the EFL (English as a Foreign Language) sector.

Passionate about the work I deliver, I am highly recommended by my clients and colleagues. Please explore a selection of my work below and feel free to contact me for an informal no-jargon chat about your project requirements.

Achieving User Satisfaction in Content Management Systems / Academic

Content management systems (CMS) allow companies to maintain their website themselves through a web browser interface. What happens when an unusable or poorly implemented CMS is used on a daily basis by the same team of people, with the pressures and deadlines imposed by a commercial environment?

As part of my masters in Human-Computer Interaction, my thesis Achieving User Satisfaction in Content Management Systems investigates the factors by which user satisfaction can be achieved in Content Management Systems designed for long-term repetitive use. I conducted a User-Centred Design (UCD) process to redesign/redevelop an existing CMS to be tailored to its users and reported my findings.

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