Beatown is the vehicle for the hard work and endeavours of Mick Casey, former media company director (something he's not particularly proud of), sometime guitar player and most oftentime web developer.
Mick has extensive experience in developing web projects of all shapes and sizes and has been doing so since 1998. In 2002 he created Beatown with the single intention of developing independent projects that would have to fulfil the basic philosophy of, "interesting projects for interesting people".
Many of Beatown's early projects were music related as, naturally enough, that's what he finds most interesting. However, later projects have seen a shift into other subject areas, a welcome change frankly from all that jazz.
Footnote: All (yes all!) of Beatown's clients to date have been referred by other previous clients, a testimony to their satisfaction with our work and also to our woefully inadequate marketing efforts.
Mick has a number of accreditations which means he can use some fancy logos here.
Firstly, he is a Macromedia-certified ColdFusion MX programmer. ColdFusion is Mick's primary application programming language and the qualification simply certifies that in Macromedia's opinion, when he says he knows what he's doing, he probably does.
Mick recently became accepted as a member of the Guild Of Accessible Web Designers. Making websites that are accessible has not always been the highest priority amongst most web designers, ourselves included. However, we believe that websites that are accessible to people with disabilities increase the exposure of our clients and, more importantly, promote inclusivity in the web community. Beatown is now wholly committed to producing websites that can be accessed by the most diverse groups of people using the widest range of devices and aids.
Beatown is a registered member of The UK Web Design Association, the Web Standards Organisation in the UK. The UK Web Design Association is a not-for-profit organisation - established in 2001 to encourage and promote industry standards within the British web design and new media sector. The UKWDA is the largest internet association in Europe.
Here's what some clients have said about us (really!)
Thank you for producing an excellent site. You discussed the site production with us in plain non-technical English and you understood that when we asked for, "A purple bell in a circle", we actually meant, "A purple circular corporate logo graphic on every page with a hyperlink to the home page with floating text tag for Bobby-approved accessibility. Or something...".
Louise Taghi, 9-12 Bellyard Chambers
Very happy with Mick, Beatown and the services they provide. Nice chap, very professional, knows what he's talking about and sticks to what he promises. Even came to see us at home to talk through the website. Very happy with the first site he did for us, so we did another one. Still didn't get a discount though...
Alex Santoro, The Next Stage
I would have no hesitation in recommending Beatown to anyone for first class websites. Both the sites that we have made with Mick are invaluable to our business and our clients often comment on the high quality of their design and usability.
Lynden Blades, Sax & Honey and The Sugar Hill Jazz Band