Barry Tighe

Me, Myself and Technology


I have had a passion for IT since I was 14 and was bought my first computer (the TI 99/4A), I started developing in BASIC and was completely hooked.

Over time my focus shifted from general programming to databases and web development.

I enjoy playing with .Net and will just create things for the sake of doing it, and switched focus from desktop development to web development and started using php, but then switched back to .Net and have been using C# for the past 4 years on many different projects.

I am not a fan of content management systems and prefer to develop my own code for each project, if it is simple WordPress install that is required, then I can do this, but I am much happier building from scratch with my own code and rolling that out.

I use my own servers and can provide SSL if required.


Posted by Julian Small (Director), Smallworld IT

Written testimonial:
Barry has worked seamlessly on our current project. His skills and communication are both excellent and the quality of work is second to none.

Even when presented with some challenging tasks Barry shines through.

I look forward to working with Barry in the future.

Posted by Rob Owen (Owner), Apollo Web Design

Written testimonial:
Barry fully understood the brief and kept in constant communication.

He worked quickly to a high standard.

I would definitely recommend Barry.

Posted by Andrea Caven (Sole Owner), Scribble and Squeak

Written testimonial:
Barry is great to work with. We haven't completed the work yet but it is just getting content together and finalising the site. Everything I have asked has been answered in a way I understand.

Highly recommended

Posted by Helen Beattie (Owner), Cafe Milly

Written testimonial:
It has been a pleasure working with Barry, I thought setting up the website would be a lengthy process but Barry showed me what was happening every step of the way.

Costs were a lot lower than I expected and he offered to run a facebook page alongside the website.

I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to be involved with every step, as a complete novice I was put at ease and felt included in every way.


North Yorkshire Online CIC

This is an ongoing long-term project that I was engaged to start, develop and roll out. The site needs to accommodate an events database, streaming video content and allow for growth and the easy addition of new sections on demand. The project is currently under going a new development phase which should be ready to roll out in the next 8 weeks.

skills used: .NET, C#, SQL Server, jQuery, Bootstrap, IIS, SEO, Software Testing, Video

Loftus Old Co-Op

Revamp, rebuild and relaunch the entire site to include a Café menu, scrolling image list of stock in the charity shop. The old website was incomplete and had become neglected, I was engaged to rebuild it and re host it.

skills used: CSS, .NET, C#, SQL, Software Testing, Bootstrap

Space Radio USA

Redesign and new hosting. Space Radio USA is the 2nd most popular podcast of it's genre on iTunes but was having problems keeping a back catalogue with the old hosting provider. I redesigned the old site added some search functionality and re-hosted the site and podcasts which are streamed all around the world via iTunes and other podcast providers.

skills used: .NET, SQL, C#, CSS, Web Design

Community Computer Technicians

Redevelopment of old website for it to be brought up to date using Bootstrap, html5, css3 and .net. Added lots of new functionality like repair tracking, appointment booking and am currently working with the client to deploy custom built e-commerce.

skills used: CSS, .NET, C#, ASP, SQL, Web Design

Apollo Web Design

Complete rebuild from start to finish, using the old site for layout and content. Rebuilding of the database and recoding of the php as it was sat over a CMS that was no longer necessary.

skills used: PHP, SQL, Dreamweaver, XML, Html

Andrea Caven

Conception to completion. Developing an art based site for Andrea. This is ongoing.

skills used: .NET, Database, Content Writing, C#, Bootstrap, SQL Server

Terminal Ink

This is just a plain html site. Everything was provided by the client and I formatted it and created the code to make it available online.

skills used: javascript , DHTML, CGI, Html, Editing

Cafe Milly

Developed whole php site from start to finish. Alongside an intensive social media campaign.

skills used: CSS, PHP, Consultancy, Marketing, Dreamweaver

Work Flexibility

Location flexibility

Within North Yorkshire.
Within United Kingdom.
Would permanently relocate.
Can telecommute.

Length of contract