About Rob Tomlinson

Day job

  • creating, then giving long-term support to, the on-line presence of my clients


  • 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 Views module
  • clarity and exactitude; the power of words — to inform, persuade and give delight and pleasure (once an English teacher, always an English teacher)


  • 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