John Hughes

Lead Developer

John is a senior developer, specialising in front-end code and WordPress development. He spends his time at Castlegate IT writing high quality HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and developing bespoke WordPress themes and plugins, many of which can be found on our GitHub account. John loves learning new things and has turned his hand to everything from web design to server administration since joining the company in 2011.

New technologies and web standards mean our industry is always changing and John likes to keep up with a whole range of issues, from responsive web design to accessibility concerns to tools for building and deploying websites. Always seeking maximum workplace efficiency, he is also responsible for writing the office tea-making software.

Before following his passion for code, John has been an ecologist in the public sector, a biology student at the University of York, and a junior sheep farmer in Wales. He has never regretted his move to working indoors.