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The home of Tom Elliott
web developer & blogger

What I do

Website Design

I like to take a clean and user centric approach to website design, focusing on typography, UX and cross-device techniques like responsive web design.

Web Development

Developing user friendly and engaging websites since 2002. From design to deployment, I'm constantly evolving my skillset, tools and refining workflow.


WordPress is my CMS platform of choice for bespoke website development. I like to get into the nuts and bolts of the system to leverage powerful and flexible content management features.

JavaScript & jQuery

From subtle animations to virtual environments, interactive infographics and games; I have used JavaScript and the jQuery framework to bring websites to life and make the web less ordinary.


I've delivered bespoke e-commerce websites and themes, integrated with user-friendly product management features and various payment gateways.


My strong background in PHP/MySQL and server-side programming allows for a variety of bespoke projects including custom built portals and intranet systems.

3D Modelling

From product and display visualation to character animation and virtual scenes, I have created 3D objects and animations used in a wide variety of web and digital projects.

Web Marketing

Strong SEO is integral to numerous aspects of web development. I have delivered many SEO, PPC and HTML Email campaigns with measurable ROI.


I have a good mix of AS3 programming and animation skills. Despite being a dying technology, Flash is still used for banners, animations and games.

NTU Virtual Open Day

jQuery • Virtual World • Animation • XML

Whack the Bills game

jQuery • Parallax • Basic Physics

Planet LJMU

jQuery • Virtual World • Animation • PHP

Imiris Recruitment

Bespoke WordPress • Job Search


Here you'll find a selection of some recent web projects I've developed. I'm lucky to be working alongside talented designers & web developers at Nottingham based creative agency m360.

MBS Virtual Open Day

Flash • XML • 3D • Animation

m360 Creative Agency

Bespoke Joomla • Animated Infographics

Twitter Job Search

Side Project • jQuery

Germinal Amenity

Bespoke eCommerce • Custom CMS

Fancy Fresher

eCommerce • WordPress • WooCommerce

Bonington Gallery

RWD • WordPress

EMT Photo Book

Flash • 3D • Custom Page Turning

From the Blog

24 Jul 2014

19 ways to improve the speed of your WordPress website

Various tips and tricks to help increase your WordPress speed scores to over 95% as measured by Google PageSpeed Insights

Increase WordPress website speed »

14 Jul 2014

Move W3 Total Cache JS & CSS to the footer

Code snippets and description showing how to move minified JavaScript and CSS to the footer that have been created by W3 Total Cache plugin for WordPress.

Move JS and CSS to footer »

08 Jul 2014

Fixing qTranslate problems in WordPress 3.9

How to fix a number of qTranslate problems with WordPress 3.9 including error messages, issues with TinyMCE visual editor and overwriting of content from ACF fields.

Fixing qTranslate issues »

02 Jul 2014

Dynamically change Video JS poster in jQuery

How to dynamically target the video poster in Video JS using jQuery. Solution tested across all major browsers including Internet Explorer 8 and above.

Change Video JS poster image »

01 Jul 2014

Adding font icons to WordPress custom post types

How to easily enable icon fonts (dashicons) for your custom post type menu items in WordPress 3.8.

Creating icon fonts for custom post types »

28 Jun 2014

Google blandify the web by removing profiles from search

Google remove authorship profile pics from search results so I moan about it in words that will appear in bland and uniform links on the web.

Removal of G+ profile pics from search »

26 Jun 2014

Automatically optimise WordPress images for maximum compression

How to easily and automatically optimise all images on a WordPress site using the EWWW Image Optimizer for better compression and so they pass web performance measurement tools such as Google's Page Speed Insights.

Optimise WordPress Images »

23 Jun 2014

Intermittent white screen problem in WordPress

How to locate and fix intermittent 'white screen of death' problems with WordPress. Blank screens are often down to fatal PHP errors created by exceeded memory limits.

Fixing a WordPress white screen »

22 May 2014

14 mobile UX factors that could impact SEO

Mobile user experience is increasingly playing a part in search engine rankings and will almost certainly continue to do so. In this post I explore current and future mobile UX ranking factors.

Mobile UX ranking factors »

13 May 2014

Execute function before Contact Form 7 submit

In this post I look at the code required to execute a PHP function before a Contact Form 7 form is submitted using wpcf7_before_send_mail

Contact Form 7 submit function »

Get in touch

Tom Elliott Web Developer Profile Pic
Me aged 2.5

Hello, I'm Tom Elliott - a full-time, full-stack web developer. I've been creating things for the web for over 11 years, since those crazy days of IE 6, Flash websites and table based layouts.

Today, I work in Nottingham as a senior web developer at creative agency m360, alongside talented individuals on a range of web projects.

In my free time you might find me supping an ale or two, talking shop @secwed (and with anyone who might listen) or immersed in a good sci-fi read.

Feel free to get in touch with any comments or find me on Twitter @tomwebdev.