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Kia ora. Hi there.

My name is Myles Beardsmore. A full-stack web developer.

With over 13 years experience, I develop solutions for brands using reliable tools to ensure they succeed. During the day you'll find me working as a tech lead at Plato Creative, an agency in Christchurch. This role involves me mentoring developers, leading technology selection and full-stack web development. In my spare time I'm building applications either for myself or my clients.

Quick links → Github, LinkedIn, Twitter

Specialities / What I do

Headless

Develop applications where the presentation layer is decoupled from the content (body). Giving you frontend freedom and scalability.

Serverless

Run code on-demand without needing to manage your own infrastructure, provision servers, or upgrade hardware. Note, servers are still actually used...

Static

A static website uses server-side rendering to serve pre-built pages to a web browser. This can be a great solution for sites with large amounts of traffic.

E-commerce

Experienced developing e-commerce sites either using off-the-shelf platforms or custom made applications.

CMS

I've built 100's of sites using a variety of Content Management Systems. Content Modelling is an underated skill.

Custom

Making custom applications is my bread and butter. From the initial planning to deployment, I'm your guy.

Preferred tools / What I use

Laravel PHP →

Any PHP developers go-to framework. It allows you to build literally anything you can think of with its epic ecosystem.

Next.js →

The gold standard javascript framework for anything from static sites to full blown web applications. A game changer.

Vue.js →

Have something that requires complex interactivity? Vue is my go to when React isn't an option.

Sanity.io →

My favourite of all headless CMS's. Sanity is cheap, high customisable, fun to use and leders in their industry.

Craft CMS →

Craft lets you model content however you want. From simple to even large multi-lingual sites Craft does it well.

Shopify →

The leader in the e-comm space. Often my go-to platform as it supports headless and can scale with my clients.

Recent Thoughts & Projects

Building Primo Bathroomware's new website Project

Building Primo Bathroomware's new website using Sanity.io, Next.js and Vercel

February 01, 2023

Developing henrys.co.nz using Craft Commerce Project

A project completed while at Plato Creative for henrys.co.nz, a Craft Commerce build with many integrations and custom checkout flow.

March 01, 2021

The Abandoned Cart Plugin for Craft Commerce 2 Project

Most e-commerce websites benefit by simply reminding potential customers that their cart is still available as it increases revenue without any effort at all.

March 1, 2019

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