I’m Alan and lead web developer at Dernier Cri Web Solutions. After studying for ‘A’ Levels in Geology, Chemistry and Maths with Statistics at Barrow 6th Form college I graduated in 1992 from Manchester University with a BSc Geochemistry degree. I then retrained as a computer programmer in traditional languages such as COBOL and ‘C’ before being employed as a programmer in the local shipbuilding yard which was called VSEL then and is now BAE Systems.
In the early part of the new millennium I decided to take a slightly different direction to become a web designer/developer and studied through The Open University for an IT Degree specializing in this area. And relocated from Barrow-in-Furness to North Manchester to further this career goal now residing in Radcliffe near Bury.
After some years contracting and experience of office life am keen to make a go of it in a more quieter working environment running my own web agency.
My other main passion in life is music and have been playing the guitar for many years.