Andrew Harkness

Web Design - Web Development - Content - UX - Research

About

Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, but now based in Dublin. I have worked as a freelancer since 2011, mostly concentrating on developing websites for charities, artists, small businesses and start-ups. 
I previously worked with the housing and homeless charity Focus Ireland, where I worked as a street outreach worker, youth worker and researcher. I also worked as a Campaigns Resource Officer for what is now called Mental Health Reform before going freelance.



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CUSTOMISE YOUR WEBSITE AND ADD FUNCTIONALITY

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I mostly work in developing and supporting websites. My preferred content management system is WordPress. I prefer clean, simple sites that have a clear message. I also work with organisations and people structuring their content in order to provide the best possible experience for users. Whether it’s design, development, or strategy related, I’ll work with you help you find the best possible solution.




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WORKING WITH CHARITIES IN IRELAND TO GET THE BEST OUT OF THEIR WEBSITES

Past Work

Most of my work is with charities, but I have also worked with small businesses, artists and start-ups. Work has been pretty varied and includes web design, web development, content creation, Adsense optimisation, PPC, research, hosting, virus removal and website support services. Most clients find me via word-of-mouth. I also run a couple of side-projects; these include an aggregator of daily deals and a Dublin based business directory.


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Blog

The Need for Speed

Sure your new site looks great with all those images and bling. Your graphic designer has done a great job. But wait why is my bounce rate so low, so few people actually buy anything on the site and why am I not doing great on Google’s rankings. Well one of your problems might be […]

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Shine.ie – New Website

Shine.ie – New Website

Shine is the national organisation dedicated to campaigning for the rights and empowerment of all people affected by mental ill health.  This website is built using Twitter Bootstrap and WordPress. I tried to keep this one simple, making it easy for users to find out more about Shine, or information on mental health generally. Check out more […]

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wpautop and Formatting of Custom Post Types

Turns out WordPress doesn’t like <p> tags in custom post types. This means custom post types can be an insightly break free jumble of words. The solution is to use wpautop. In my case I replaced

with

Job done!  

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andrew@harkness.info

Northside Enterprise Centre, Bunratty Drive, Coolock, Dublin 17