I'm Richard Goodwin, a web developer from Nottingham, which is in England. I like to create web pages that work on just about any computer or 'phone.
Argo Times, Freedom2 and various early mobile news sites
My career in computing started out with Acorn computers - the computers themselves, and occasionally the company that made them.
This led to designing and developing sites for early mobile devices (Palm III and V handhelds, WAP/HDML phones), and work with thin clients. From there it's not a huge leap to modern mobile devices.
A few old games I was involved in for the Acorn Archimedes range.
But even before I became a programmer, I started out as a writer and artist. I wrote for the computer magazine Acorn User producing technical articles and reviews, then worked my way up to editor of the games page; I designed the artwork and levels for a Thames Water/James Pond game, as well as the accompanying booklet and producing illustrations for the teaching materials; I even helped write and code a disc-based magazine. I was already putting interactive media on people's screens before the web and blogs were a thing!
My early years in web development, mainly designing and producing sites for ArgoNet in Chichester.
I've worked in a variety of Internet-based companies: I was the lead developer at a South-coast ISP that produced custom servers for schools; worked in London in the dot-com era; and was a developer for one of the UK's largest hosting companies.
A selection of interesting projects I've been involved in.
More recently I worked for Derwent Living, helping to make all of their online stuff mobile friendly, and writing new online systems. I wrote their intranet system from scratch (and illustrated it), along with a customer portal, an online application form system, and their 50th anniversary website. Then I did it all again, developing an award-winning all-in-one site that replaced the application and portal systems, along with the main website and anything else customer facing.
Sometimes I draw stuff too.
I also helped out with writing and editing their customer magazine, illustrated marketing material, and produced WWII-inspired posters for a demonstration in London that attracted national coverage.
Photographs I've taken over the years.
When I'm not working I like to take photographs (usually with a bridge camera with a ridiculously long zoom), draw, watch movies, and shoot pixels in the head.
My days of killing Internet dragons is currently on hiatus.
This was supposed to be a history of Acorn hardware but it just turned into a list of my stuff.
You might also be interested in my collection of old computers - I used to have quite a few, although I'm trying to cut down these days.
I used to write software for RISC OS machines in my spare time - and sometimes during work time as well! So I ended up with quite a few systems and prototypes over the years.