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About Rob Kendal

I've been fortunate enough to have discovered computers during their golden beginnings when I was young. Although I liked maths and science, computers were always my first love.

My first job was in a school as a network technician, building machines for classrooms and looking after the general network infrastructure. From there, I found my way into the ambulance service, working as part of a team to manage and support the Yorkshire Ambulance Service IT infrastructure.

Young Rob Kendal sitting at a BBC computer
Me killing it on a BBC computer with a great 80's haircut :)

It was in the ambulance service where I fell into web development – it's a very common origin story than you might think! I learnt – in it's original 2.0 flavour – using Visual Basic and moving onto C#.

After building a number of internal web systems, I found myself doing less infrastructure support and more development.

A few years later, after working alongside some world class designers and developers in digital agencies, I was introduced to WordPress through a very talented graphic designer friend of mine who runs CreatedFor .

Fast forward almost two decades later and the web has changed dramatically from its humble beginnings. Today, I employ a range of technologies and different platforms to build websites that offer superb performance, great user experiences and drive results for businesses.

I've built marketing-led websites for the likes of North Yorkshire County Council (who saw a 600% growth in leads over 6 months following my work!), as well as partnering with HubSpot, a world-leading sales and marketing platform, to bring people the best of marketing automation direct to their business.

As a frontend developer, I love to keep on top of new development strategies so I can give my clients the best websites possible, from using WordPress as a headless CMS, to building out websites using powerful JavaScript frameworks such as Astro or Next.js. And I'll always have a love for React, the UI library from Facebook.

I like to write and to document my knowledge right out in the open. I do this through publishing regular articles on my blog and being an active member of the Indie Web tech community on Mastodon .

I help give back to the development community by providing support, advice and guidance to aspiring developers through my mentorship program.

You can listen to the web development podcast I run called The Front End which is available on Anchor podcasts .

When I'm not recording a podcast, offering web development consultancy services or coding something exciting, then you'll find me right at home in West Yorkshire in a small village South of the market town of Pontefract where I live with my wife and children.

Let's talk about your project and how I can help your business. Rob Kendal Freelance Shopify Developer, K-Tech logo, a colourful letter K

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