About Me James Taylor
I have been interested in everything web since I was 16 years old. My friend introduced me to basic HTML using notepad to create simple websites. After a few years I discovered PHP and realised the potential to create amazing interactive sites. After working a number of years in the industry, I decided to attend Huddersfield University to better my skills and further my career.
I have also had to design print material for clients ranging from business cards to shop signs. To me there is nothing better than seeing a design I have created in the real world on a flyer or on the side of a van!
I decided to create my own showcase to show off what I can do. Everything on this website is my own work.
In my spare time I enjoy visiting classic Volkswagen shows and I am also an avid Moto GP fan.
Buckingham Palace Working with Royalty
In September 2013 I was chosen from hundreds of multimedia students to work for The Duke of York (formerly Prince Andrew) in Buckingham Palace as part of a placement year. The role consisted of me living and working inside Buckingham Palace maintaining The Duke's website and social media. However, after a few months the office decided that I should make a new website from scratch which should be mobile and SEO friendly.
I created a new website using the Wordpress framework which used multiple media queries to ensure it displayed correctly on any device. I also created a custom mobile navigation.
Another role in The Duke's office was to maintain social media. I regularly planned Twitter schedules so that we were constantly Tweeting relevant information to His Royal Highness's followers. To further enhance The Duke's social media portfilio I set up a Facebook page which gained over 30,000 likes within two months.
I often acted as the only photographer at events hosted in The Palaces as well as helping out to escort and assist high profile guests.