Carl Hughes
Freelance web developer living in Bristol

I work with companies and web agencies providing web development support. I can work remotely or if your Bristol based, in your office 💻.

Experience 🙅

Frontend Development

I Enjoy writing accessible progressive enhanced HTML. Very comfortable with CSS and keenly interested in CSS architecture. CSS can get hard to manage on larger sites/apps, I use a variety of CSS architecture principles to ease this problem.

Familiar with Grunt and gulp task managers but can also easily pickup any other frontend DevOps systems.

Backend Development

I work with PHP. I'm familiar with the Symfony2 and Laraval fraemworks and have extensive experience with WordPress and Magento 1 or 2.


Server setup and provisioning with Puppet or Ansible. Local development environment automation with vagrant.

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Web development

Need help with some web development? I can work remotely or in your Office*.
* Bristol UK only


I enjoy teaching/training and have given a variety of talks and workshops. If your team needs a primer or a deep dive on a particular subject I'm familiar with I would be happy to offer training.

Contact me on twitter.

Speaking 😅

Talks coming up

WordCamp Bristol - Get Twig. Use Twig. Smile.

Past talks

virtualization, Vagrant, Provisioning

A workshop for Codehub Bristol covering the basics of setting up a development environment using vagrant and puppet for provisioning.

Using Twig* and Symfony2 forms in WordPress * good bye loop, my old friend

A talk for PHPSW covering the use of Twig and Symfony2 forms in WordPress Development.

CSS Layout

A workshop for Codehub Bristol covering CSS Layout. The workshop covered floats, inline-block, flexbox and grids.

Word Rest and Play

A talk for PHPSW about the WordPress Rest Api