"Tom is an excellent web developer with both great computing and design skills. He demonstrated a high degree of expertise and stimulated the debate on the redesign of openDemocracy.net through his open and accessible style. He is a pleasure to work with and a professional, likable colleague. I certainly would recommend him for any web development projects."
-- Dennis Nottebaum, openDemocracy
"Tom Ash built the website and provided technical support for the Convention on Modern Liberty which took place in London and in cities across the UK February 2009. We needed a fresh, clean and flexible site that would integrate video with a blog and multiple pages in a way that would be easy for visitors to use and navigate around. You can take a look at what Tom produced at: http://www.modernliberty.net/
The site is both very attractive and functional and it met our specifications exactly. Not only that - it had to be produced in a very tight timescale over the Christmas holiday period in time for our launch at the beginning of January, so Tom took on a very demanding workload and was able to deliver.
After the build Tom provided skilled and patient technical support to the members of the Convention team responsible for updating the site, which was done through the blog publishing application, Wordpress. We were very happy with his work. "
-- Guy Aitchison, deputy director, Convention on Modern Liberty
"During the site upgrade project Tom had full responsibility for the building of the new Drupal content management system and migrating openDemocracy's content to the new Drupal 6 system. He took an active role in the front-end design, liaising with openDemocracy editorial staff and departments as well as with our external graphic designer.
He had full responsibility for implementing the front-end design at web level and tying front and back-end together, as well as liaising with hosting and technical support teams to ensure a smooth switchover.
Tom has demonstrated exceptional skill and efficiency in delivering this major project for openDemocracy. At all times he has worked quickly but thoroughly and conscientiously to plan, discuss, communicate and deliver all agreed tasks. He has proved himself to be a highly talented developer on our project and the results of his work - in openDemocracy's new website - have received wide praise from both technical colleagues and from our readers and supporters.
I have no hesitation in recommending him for similar projects."
-- Julian Stern, openDemocracy
"Tom is an experienced web designer and developer, with a great eye for design and detail, and excellent HTML, CSS and Drupal skills. I'd be happy to work with him on future projects."
-- Andrew Pickin, Mendeley
For more testimonials from those I've worked with, as well as a complete history of where I have worked, please see my LinkedIn profile.