Work of Data is a sole trader business in Tavistock, Devon run by Chris Lawrey. I design and develop websites, databases, and interactive software for content management (CMS), ticket sales, e-commerce, online forms, product catalogues, et cetera. My client base includes businesses, non-profit organisations, and developers who prefer to leave the more technical web features to others.
Often I work in close cooperation with graphic designer Matt Biggs of Artaura, who is based in Bideford, Devon. We delivered our first website in 1999. Since then we have developed a number of sites together, most of which have been oriented towards young people or education. Our clients include a youth council, a county museum service, a school, and a number special educational projects. Our business sites have covered subjects as diverse as a recruitment agency, a pub/bistro, show dogs, salsa dancing and fantasy football.
Although Matt and I are based in the south west we have produced sites for clients across England and Wales. So far only a small part of our work has been in our home county, so we are particularly keen to expand our business more locally.
Using mainly open-source server-side technology I produce websites which are interactive with visitors and clients. Open source products are the results of continuing development by some of the world's most talented programmers. Because they are free to use and have a world-wide user base developers such as myself can output sophisticated but reliable sites at affordable prices. Typically, Work of Data has coded software for applications such as booking tickets, placing orders, maintaining photo galleries, and setting up fresh news pages on clients' sites.
Working with other developers I have provided server-side technology for a variety of clients and purposes including a leading west-country photographer, a builder's merchant in the West Midlands, a security company in Herefordshire, business property rental in the Forest of Dean, booking systems in Reading, a Welsh recruitment agency, and e-commerce in Devon.