Graeme started building websites back in 1996, with his then employer, Flashback Communication Ltd — in these early days of website development it was the natural progression from Desktop Publishing, 3D Animation and CD-Rom Authoring.His first site was built for Employment Law Consultants Ltd. Sadly, both ELC and its website no longer exist, though you can find some old snapshots of the site on WayBackMachine.
In 1998, Graeme set up Interactive Arts, his first company, to fill the need for dedicated website design.
Since then, Graeme has been at the forefront of web development, not only improving his own skills, but helping to develop courses for Universites and Colleges.
He was also a member of the Macromedia User Group, based in Edinburgh, until 2005, when they were acquired by Adobe. Macromedia were the company that developed such industry standard tools as Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks — all of which are still in use today, although now packaged as part of Adobe's suite of creative software.
In 2001, Graeme joined the Scottish Qualifications Authority, and took control of their website. Under his guidance, SQA was the first public body website to meet accessibility requirements, back in 2003.
During his time with SQA, Graeme developed a core web team, and took a 700 page website and grew it into a 15,000 page monster, along with over 60,000 documents available for download.
In 2005, it was time for a change of scenery, and Graeme started Frecosse Website Design with his then partner, Anne-Laure Dupuis.
In 2007, Graeme helped set-up The Arran Voice, a weekly newspaper for the Isle of Arran. As a director of the company, he was involved in every issue of the newspaper from its launch, until his resignation at the end of January 2009.
Lewis, also pictured, is Graeme's seven-year-old son, who is keen to become a games developer, and has already earned extra pocket money helping develop and test games for Tesco Bank!
Project Management, PHP/Perl Coding, Database Development, HTML5, CSS, jQuery, AJAX, Accessibility
Rich is a web-only layout designer. He focuses on user interface interactions, and with a vast knowledge of what can be done on the web, always designs achievable website layouts which stand a cut above the rest.
Each new design he delivers has an eye on new web-based technologies, and this pushes our developers to keep learning new skills and avoid a formulaic approach to websites.
Wireframing, User Interface Design, Graphic Design
Iain worked with Graeme at Scottish Qualifications Authority, where he proved his skills in developing code for websites with emphasis on both CSS and accessibility.
Since then, he's traveled around Europe, and even did a stint of work in Colombia, helping spread the word about accessible website design, and is now back in the UK ready to work on your online requirements.
Iain detests the cold.
Wireframing, Graphic Design, HTML5, CSS, jQuery, Accessibility
Dianne also worked with Graeme at Scottish Qualifications Authority, where she proved her skills in developing code for websites with a particular focus on database-driven content.
Since then, she's helped revolutionise the library systems at Cardonald College, and is now looking for fresh challenges.
Wireframing, XHTML, CSS, jQuery, Accessibility
Whenever we have a big online project to deliver, we turn to Johnny to pull together the content in standards compliant code.
He recently worked with Graeme to deliver 800+ re-skinned pages for the new Tesco Compare brochureware website.
XHTML, CSS, Accessibility
As the newest member of the team, Daniel is itching to get to grips with the animation requirements of our clients.
With an impressive portfolio of both 2D and 3D animations, he'll be more than happy to deliver on your animated needs.
3D Modeling, 3D Animation
If anything can go wrong with a website, Ross has a knack for finding it. He has a raft of tests that he brings with him to each new project and quietly works away at trying to break our online creations.
We don't really mind, as he helps ensure that your website is robust, and will stand up to the ne'er-do-wells that prowl around the internet.
Robert ensures that we always meet our deadlines by looking after our hardware on a day-to-day basis. From computers to printers, Robert can normally be found peering into the guts of problematic technology, and has a knack for keeping things running smoothly.
He researches all our new hardware purchases to ensure they are fit for purpose, installs our software and performs all system upgrades.
Hardware analysis and purchasing, networking, fault diagnosis, OS support, Microsoft administration