My name is Robin Scott. This is my personal website.
You are most welcome to visit, read, engage (leave a comment) with anything you find here.
I’m probably best known as a WordPress and WooCommerce specialist, who works with some great talent at Silicon Dales. Here, in my website, I post my thoughts about the future of retail, the web and other personal musings.
A WordPress and WooCommerce Specialist
What’s in this website?
In a November 2019 update, I tag-lined this site with the phrase The Future of the Web because that’s what I like to talk about (generally).
Specifically, I tend to look at the future of retail, because I work as an eCommerce developer; and web performance, for similar reasons. Philosophically, this mostly falls into a space known as Open Source, because I believe this is the way to make most progress, most quickly.
Occasionally, this will inevitably lead to some discussion of politics, economics, law, ethics, and other subjects relevant to the future of the web and the future of retail. My University degree was in law, so I have a relatively good grounding in legal theory, company law, tax law, private international law, EU law, and related subjects, which provide me with some insight.
That said, I do defer to expertise, and I try to stay in my lane. I am not a lawyer; I just trained as one, once 🙂
One thing I do like to advocate for is more powerful broadband available for all. I’ve got 1000 mbps broadband via Fibre to the Household, and it’s an amazing, life-changing utility that I believe every citizen in a first world country (or any country for that matter) should demand. Until then, see my post on the best UK broadband deals here, or browse broadband discount codes here.
Hire me as a Web Developer
I work primarily as an eCommerce developer – specifically WordPress & WooCommerce are my focus – and also I do a lot of performance work optimizing sites which fall into this space.
You can find out more about those things, under the “Hire” heading in the menu, which, as you may be able to tell, are services which I may be hired to carry out.
If you’d like a team, I head one of those up for Silicon Dales, a technical eCommerce agency, which can allow you to leverage the same skills on entirely larger projects.
Learn more about me
- Understanding the “Social Battery Pin”: Navigating Social Energy in Our Lives
- The Story Behind “I Can’t Spake” – A Rugby League Phenomenon
- Beyond Pigeon Dances: Rethinking Generic Business Advice
- Interesting Thoughts from a Resigning Googler, Ian Hickson
- Vivid Seats Acquires Vegas.com in $240M Deal to Expand Entertainment Reach
Along with three colleagues, I started a business called Silicon Dales, which serves businesses which use WordPress, Google’s G Suite, AWS and a variety of eCommerce platforms, in order to offer a comprehensive, mostly-Open-Source, business package.