Ian Sheldon. Web Designer in Lewes and Brighton

Web Designer and Developer in the Brighton & Hove and Lewes area.


Ian Sheldon

Web Designer, Developer and Problem Solver
in the Lewes and Brighton & Hove area of East Sussex

Over 25 years experience designing and creating high quality responsive websites, applications and optimising search content.

Persona Explorer

Application Development

Developed for Alex Sass, Persona Explorer was created to enable marketing pros to bond with any consumer group, demographic or audience in just a few clicks.

Built on top of 4 years worth of data collection Persona Explorer replaced guesswork and megabucks on research with an easy to use, consumer-persona exploration tool, based on 90m datasets collected from 120,000 real-humans.

Air Calendar

Application Development

All-in-One Property / Room booking platform for Bed & Breakfast Owners, Property Managers or small hotels.

Self Hosted (one off purchase) or Monthly Subscriptions, including license, hosting and support, available.

Playa Blanca Property Services

Website Design & Build

Built on top of Air Calendar, the new Playa Blanca Property Services website allows Jodie to create and manage her properties, promotions and calendars, including linking them to third party calendar sites.

Properties can be set to take live bookings with real time secure payments (via Stripe) or operate in enquiry only mode.

Agency Onboarding Solution

Application Development

Development of Award nominated client onboarding solution for a leading UK eCommerce Agency.

Through creation of bespoke, and carefully designed questionnaires based on compass points, eBob can dive into a brand and give useful sights into its identity.

QR Code Solutions

Website Design

Design and creation of QR Code based solutions, providing accommodation guests with resort information in the palm of their hands.

Fully branded and responsive experiences to ensure fast loading and perfect viewing on all devices.

Coming Soon

Web Application Development

Announcement of an exciting new web and mobile application.

Watch this space.

What's the story?

The tale of an outdoor loving Web Designer, Coder, Dog Dad and more...

Looking back, my passion for digital creativity roots back to my childhood. Whilst friends were sat at their computers playing games I was creating them, writing text based adventures transporting willing players to fantasy worlds mapped out in my imagination. The idea of creating something always appealed more to me than using it.

My programming today serves a more practical purpose, the same passion goes into every single line of code be it for a basic website or complex back office system.

And here's the thing... if you can dream it, I can create it. I don't restrict myself with off the shelf builders or templates. Every project is a blank canvas and has been the starting point for many success stories from food ordering websites to accommodation booking platforms.

I have a cast iron belief that time is our most important commodity. Not only should we use it wisely, but appreciate that the best products and services take valuable time to create. A success story never writes itself overnight and the same goes for digital products, be it a web site or online application.

When working with clients I make the time to understand their values, as well as their business goals, and respectfully ask for the same in return.

Away from the screen I like to spend time outdoors, either in the garden or walking the family dog, and discovering new places with my lovely partner. Originally from Staffordshire, I currently live in the South Downs, just a stones throw from Brighton & Hove and Lewes.

I'm thrilled you stumbled across, or rather hopefully intentionally found, my site. Please take some time to browse through some of my past projects and if you're looking for a new website or help with a digital project, and feel like we would be a good fit to work together then I'd love to hear from you.

Website Design

Whether you're looking for a simple, single page website or landing page, or a more complex site involving animation, membership registration or ecommerce with secure payments I can help.

As should be given these days, all my website design projects are responsive, Web Standards Compliant and exceed the expectations set by Google in terms of efficiency and page loading speeds (very important for your mobile phone users).

For businesses on a budget, I also have a number of pre-designed templates that might fit your needs. Just ask!

Web Development

Beyond Web Design I also build web based applications. I have designed and built a number of 'web apps' that now form the core part of a number of businesses in industries such as Health and Fitness, Human Studies and Tourism.

When it comes to Web Application development there are no limits on what we can achieve together. Get in touch with your requirements and we can have a chat to discuss options.

Web Development Portfolio Highlights

Persona Explorer

Working alongside the talented Alex Sass I developed a system on top of decades worth of personality data to output information in a friendly and readable format. The highlight of this project, for me, was developing a 3D trait cube, allowing users to plot their characteristics before outputting a report to PDF.

Web Developer in Lewes and Brighton


I developed an Award Nominated Onboarding platform for an exciting digital agency based in the U.K. The software helps to onboard new clients ensuring they are the right fit for the team.

The user interface for eBob was created by the internal team.

Award Nominated Application Development

Air Calendar

Built from the ground up, with input from Bed & Breakfast owners and Property Management Professionals, Air Calendar provides accommodation owners and managers with an all-in-one tool to manage their reservations with an intuitive back office and professionally designed website front.

With an feast of features including photos, facilities, promotions, pricing calendars and in-depth guest information Air Calendar puts you in control without the high percentage commissions of other websites. Opt to take payments online with real time bookings, connect to third party websites and view occupancy statistics in the back office at the click of a button.

Air Calendar is available as a self hosted one off purchase, or monthly subscription which gives you a full license, hosting and support.

Web Hosting

I offer a fully managed web hosting service. This involves ongoing server maintenance, security patches and nightly backups to ensure that your website is secure and available at all times.

There are three different managed hosting packages with varying storage sizes to suit your budget. All packages include backup, 5 email addresses and a super fast connection to the internet.


How much do you charge?

Every web project is unique and created based on individual requirements. Once we discuss your requirements I will issue a proposal including a detailed description of what I will deliver, how long it will take and a breakdown of the required investment. As a starting point a basic, single page website will cost around £400. A domain name up to £25 (per year) and managed hosting starts at £250 per annum.

I don't know anything about websites, domain names or hosting. Can you help?

Yes, of course. I often take care of the full package for clients, including domain name registration and renewals. Don't worry though, if I register and manage your domain on your behalf you are the legal owner until such time you let the registration lapse.

Where are you based?

I'm a Brighton & Hove / Lewes based Web Designer and Developer, and work with clients from all around the world. In fact, 80% of my clients are actually based outside of the U.K.

I already have hosting. Do I have to host my new site with you?

The only time I request that your website is hosted with me is if you are using a monthly subscription service (such as my Air Calendar product) or we have a payment plan setup to spread the cost of your investment. Other than that you can host your website on any suitable host you wish. Most of my clients prefer to host their website with me, so in the unlikely event of a problem occurring it can be resolved with one simple call.

Will my new website appear in the Google results?

I will optimise your website for speed and best practices according to Google. If you want to rank for specific search terms we can discuss a Search Engine Optimisation package. As I like to be upfront and honest to help manage expectations, depending on the difficulty of the search terms you wish to rank for this may require a significant budget and time frame to achieve top results. I would recommend optimising your site for localised search terms first (e.g. Estate Agent in Brighton) as they can generate traffic to your website in a much shorter timeframe.

Do you work remotely?

Yes, all my work is carried out remotely, including meetings. Email remains an efficient mode of communication and I can meet with clients on the phone or using Face Time. It may be possible to arrange a face to face meeting but please be aware this may occur a fee and travel expenses.

Do you like Marmite?

Nope. Not a fan of Marmite!

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