About Pennine Websites

James McBain BSc (Director)


Welcome to Pennine Website Developments. I am a freelance website designer living in Teesdale and build websites to a high standard. I use Webflow to build all new websites.

Many years ago, I was asked if I could provide a website for a local parish council and I replied 'yes' – not knowing what I was going to be getting into! I bought a product made by Serif Labs called WebPlus which was a no-code website design program, it did not provide mobile friendly websites like all of my new websites today, but enabled me to make them without having to do complicated coding. (Serif Labs are now a large company and offer design and layout software such as Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher).

I still use visual, no-code, website design software in my workflow.

I have a Joint Honours Degree in Computer Programming and Cartography from Oxford Brookes University I have been trained in both the creation of software and the essential design and layout skills that are also required to make good designs.

I started making website for local organisations such as, Teesdale ‘Birds and Farm Landscape Project’'.

After making several websites for Parish Councils and doing all of the updating for them I realised the need for integrating Content Management Systems into websites (CMS allows website owners to update their own websites) – it saves me a lot of work adding documents and doing small updates etc.

I am now providing websites as a business and can make anything from an online shop up to large websites covering many pages such as the one I made for a bus service for the North York Moors National Park called Moorsbus.

Where the journey from here will lead from here nobody knows! - But you could be part of the future of the Internet; if you contact us about your new website development project today!

High quality websites made at reasonable prices!

James Edward McBain BSc