Frances d’Ath


I make design & code (& other things).

I work a lot in the arts and for small businesses and NGOs. I’ve made websites for artists of all types, literary awards, translation agencies, vehicles manufacturers, and a wide variety of projects in agencies.

My aim is to simplify and demystify the whole process of building, designing, using, and maintaining a website for people, organisations, and companies who want to be responsible for and have full, uncomplicated control over their website.

I provide consulting and advice on all aspects of design and development, performance and security, localisation, and general webserver and hosting support.


  1. Inclusive design is the first thing.
  2. Things I care about: Intersectionality, Accessibility, Usability, Aesthetics, Performance.
  3. I’m good anywhere in the LAMP & CSS/JS/HTML stacks.
  4. Things I’m currently using: PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, MySQL, Vagrant, Git, Bash.

Other things I’m solid in:

  • HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design,UX/UI, typography & webfonts, jQuery, Vue, ES6, image and video management, structured data (schema.org)
  • .htaccess, SSH, caching & performance, opcache, security, HTTPS & HSTS, Let’s Encrypt
  • GRPR / DSVGO, Strong Customer Authentication (SCA), privacy and customer protection
  • Apache server setup, Linux VM setup, webhosting setup & management, consulting, content management
  • Also: photography, image editing, & Photoshop (I use Panasonic and Canon); video, camera, editing, & Final Cut Pro X; and pretty much anything in MacOS

WordPress & adjacent stuff I write and / or use on the regular:

  • functions, plugins, and theme development, Advanced Custom Fields, WPML, WooCommerce, MediaElement.js, DataTables, Ninja Forms, WP-CLI, NextCloud, Laravel


I live in Berlin. Other cities with the letters ‘b’, ‘r’, ‘e’, and/or ‘l’ also may be attractive to me, as are forests, mountains, big oceans. Most interesting stuff is on my blog, supernaut

Currently working on a couple of projects, & freelancing for a couple of agencies.