About Rob Tomlinson

Specialities : using the Drupal and Backdrop content-management systems to design websites which comply with web standards, are responsive to different screen sizes and devices, and get ranked well by Google.

Passionate specialities : displaying information on interactive maps; the Drupal and Backdrop CMS Views module; clarity and exactitude; the power of words - to inform, persuade, delight and give pleasure. (Once an English teacher, always an English teacher).

Background : previously in France between 1998 and 2016, running a software and website development business; enjoying a full-time, freelance status as a software/web developer since 1994 - originally based in Brighton, UK - creating relational databases, multimedia systems elearning and consumer applications (in ToolBook and VB.NET), websites and CMS websites; shaped by the richness of having worked as an English teacher for 17 years (in London and East Sussex, UK): English, English as a foreign language, remediating specific language-learning difficulties (dyslexia); 7 years as Head of an English department; graduate of education (University of Southampton); post-grad study (University of London), the psychology of human information-processing.

Abiding challenge : after two careers involving dealing with other people's content, I am now freer to generate my own. This site bears witness to some aspects of that process.