Hi there, I'm Ben Sampson, the face behind Sampo Limited. I'm a web designer and developer from Witney, Oxfordshire, UK.

I have a passion for building websites in the right way. I write high-quality, maintainable, standards compliant code with a strong focus on performance. I also take great care ensuring everything I build is usable and accessible. Please take a look at some of my work below.

Some nice people have left me some feedback, see my testimonials.

I deliver a professional, friendly service for individuals and companies of all sizes in a pragmatic and speedy manner. See what services I offer below and get in touch!

Services

I'm currently available for work in the Oxford and Witney area and remotely.

  • Website design
  • Website development
  • Perfomance enhancements - make your site faster and cheaper to run!
  • Fixing and debugging existing websites
  • Development of plugins and themes

Skills

I have 10+ years’ experience in the industry and over that time have worked with the following technologies:

Front-end web development

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript (including jQuery)
  • Vue.js

Back-end web development

  • PHP
  • Wordpress (plugins and themes)
  • Laravel
  • C# / .NET

Request a quote

Let's discuss your project!


Or email me on ben@sampo.co.uk

Testimonials

Ben has has been amazing to work with. He was able to build the Exeter portal site within a very short timeframe to a fixed budget which he kept to. The build matched exactly to our design - but more than that - he was able to guide and help us on all technical difficulties that ensued. We were given lots of last minute changes and amends which Ben dealt with calmly and efficiently. We will definitely use Ben again when we can. I cannot recommend him more highly.

I've known and worked with Ben for many years, and have always been impressed with his passion for things to be done the right way and his eye for detail.

Ben is quick to understand any requirements I give him and always comes up with a neat solution. The results are always spot on.

It’s been a real pleasure working with Ben. He quickly digested the complexities of the project, and brought some valuable insight on how we could develop the final project. I look forward to working with him in the next round of development as well as for future projects.

Ben is a diligent and efficient worker. He was extremely helpful throughout the project, offering new ideas and solutions at every turn.

I would highly recommend working with him in the future.

We asked Ben to provide web design support for a client's web development project because of his expertise with Wordpress. We knew Ben to be a very personable, diligent and hardworking chap, but his output surpassed even our high expectations! Ben was fast, reactive, and above all, a very skilled web developer. I look forward to working with him again on many more client projects.

Ben works with us on an adhoc, on going basis. He picked up the work really quickly and is very flexible and easy to work with. Ben always delivers what we need, when we need it.

Oxford University Press
Passle
Adesta
Compound Eye
Navarino

Portfolio

Exeter Live Better

exeterlivebetter.com

I was asked by Franks + Franks to take their design and turn it into a working, Wordpress powered, website for Exeter council.

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Oxford University Press - English Language Teaching

elt.oup.com

While working for Oxford University Press I was tasked with making their existing desktop website work on all device sizes - making it responsive.

We decided that the best course of action was to re-write the front-end of the website.

During this process I created a front-end framework comprised of base styles and modules (simiar to how Bootstrap and Foundation work) which we then used to build the new responsive site.

We also addressed many usability and accessability issues by conducting constant user testing and collecting feedback.

The result is a much more consistant design with a streamlined code base which is not only good for continued development, but also helps with the overall performance of the website.

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Email Subject Line Keyword Checker

Use this checker to find out which keywords will boost or drop your email success rates.

Action Science Theatre

actionsciencetheatre.com

A podcast in the style of a radio play, that mixes action, science, comedy and silly voices to create a welcome distraction from real life for 20 minutes or so.

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West Oxon Plumbing & Heating

High quality Oxfordshire plumbing services from a local tradesman you can trust.

FolioSpark

A website design gallery specifically for portfolios and websites for individuals.

heft.me

Super simple weight tracking web app.

Sampson Machine Engineering

sampsonmachineengineering.co.uk

Local machine engineering company offering machinery repairs, custom classic car parts, vehicle repairs and machined parts.

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Is it Pancake Day today?

isitpancakeday.sampo.co.uk

If you love Pancake Day (like me), then check this every day and you'll never miss out!

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ISBN Converter

isbnconverter.sampo.co.uk

Convert ISBN's from 10 digit to their 13 digit counterparts and vice versa.

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Name the note

namethenote.sampo.co.uk

A drill for beginner musicians to aid reading sheet music.

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Open source projects

Laravel Enum

bensampo/laravel-enum

A laravel package which adds support for creating enums in PHP and includes a generator for Laravel.

View on GitHub →