My Name is Michael Smyth

And I am a freelance front-end web developer from Manchester, UK

I specialise in WordPress & Magento development, semantically building
amazing websites in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/jQuery and PHP.

A little more about me

My name is Michael Smyth and I am a freelance front end WordPress developer from Manchester, UK. I build semantic websites in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/jQuery, and then tie it all together with the WordPress content management platform. I work with companies/individuals with their projects on a global scale, assisting clients with their web projects from the UK to countries worldwide such as the United States and Australia. Most of the projects I have worked on are tied up under NDA’s, so legally I can’t discuss these or show my involvement in them.

Some of the types of projects I undertake for clients are:

  • WordPress Custom Themes
  • WordPress Custom Plugins
  • WordPress Custom Widgets
  • Magento Custom Themes
  • Angular JS Applications
  • React JS Applications
  • HTML Builds
  • HTML Emails
  • Web Design

Need help with a project? Contact me.

Services I provide


WordPress is my favourite platform to work with, having worked with the platform day-in day-out for the past 10 years.


Magento is the leading e-commerce platform in the web industry. Robust and effective, it's not hard to see why.


JavaScript is my favourite language to work with, now more than ever with it's recent surge in popularity.


I specialise in HTML5 development and use it as a standard for all the projects I undertake.


I'm always keeping up to date with the latest CSS technologies, so I can utilise the latest and greatest functionality in my work.


Responsive development is a must have these days. I specialise in responsive, retina-ready development.

HTML Emails

I can build your email campaigns in HTML and ensure that they work across all clients. I also offer responsive emails and can plug your emails into platforms such as Campaign Monitor.

Web Design

I can design clean, modern, effective designs that help convert your visitors into customers.

My latest posts

Feel free to browse through my posts below.
(if your interested in code and other boring stuff!)

Pausing YouTube & Vimeo Videos via postMessage

Using postMessage we can communicate with an <iframe> by posting data to it. The data that we would typically post to an <iframe> would be something…

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Disabling Telephone Number Formatting in Microsoft Edge

After finally getting around to upgrading my work PC to Windows 10, I was really impressed with Microsoft’s latest browser: Microsoft Edge. It provided…

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WordPress JSON API Custom Controllers

I recently had to use the JSON API plugin for WordPress, this has a great set of core functions for retrieving or modifying data such…

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Move.js is a jQuery plugin I wrote that allows you to manipulate DOM elements into different positions on your page. This is incredibly useful…

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My latest work

Take a quick look at some of the projects I've worked on.
Bear in-mind there isn't much here as I've worked under a lot of NDA's for clients.

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