James Walker

James Walker

Web Developer

Hello. I'm James Walker.

I'm an entrepreneurial web developer and journalist.

I'm inspired by code, tech, literature, photography and vehicles.

I'm the founding director of Heron Web, a UK digital agency.

This is my website and blog.

Latest blog posts

Introducing Heron Web

Published on Tuesday January 23 2018 at 19:10 in General posts

This week I announced Heron Web, a digital agency launching Spring 2018 for web development, app creation and digital brand consultancy. Read >

jamesofilmiont.com is being discontinued.

Published on Thursday December 21 2017 at 18:39 in General posts

After a little over a year, I've decided that this blog at jamesofilmiont.com is going to be discontinued in 2018. This is likely my "goodbye world" post and no new content is planned to be published going forward. The site will remain accessible for the foreseeable future but I will not be renewing the domain lease next year. Read >

Digital transformation market to be worth over $490bn by 2022

Published on Thursday December 14 2017 at 18:53 in News Editorials

The digital transformation market is expected to more than double in size over the next five years. Investment will climb to $493.4bn as more businesses bring digital tech into the workplace and customer experiences. The market will pass $205bn in 2017. Read >

ipm dev blog, Part 6 – Release!

Published on Thursday December 7 2017 at 18:27 in ipm dev blog

I've now concluded my initial work on my ipm side project by releasing the v0.1.x branch. In this post I summarise the project. Read >

Ilmiont NET v1.3.0 released

Published on Thursday November 30 2017 at 19:35 in Ilmiont NET

Today I released Ilmiont NET v1.3.0, the November 2017 release of my multi-tenant PHP web app framework and hosting platform incorporating over 30 notable changes, including a heavily revised security model. Read >

ipm dev blog, Part 5 – Nearly release ready!

Published on Thursday November 23 2017 at 18:43 in ipm dev blog

This week's work on ipm has been productive like last week and the project is now almost at the stage where it's ready for an initial release, with a limited feature set. Read >

ipm dev blog, Part 4 – Significant progress!

Published on Thursday November 16 2017 at 19:10 in ipm dev blog

It's two weeks since I last wrote about my work on ipm, but over the past few days I've made some quite significant progress and now have the application core fully implemented ready for features to be layered on top. The app's now well on the way to a v0.1.0 release. Read >

First thoughts on Affinity Designer

Published on Thursday November 9 2017 at 19:03 in General posts

This week I bought Affinity Designer and the physical Affinity Designer workbook, choosing the Serif package over Adobe XD. I'll be using it predominantly for UI design but also for any design and branding work clients may ask of me. Read >

ipm dev blog, Part 3 – A few changes

Published on Thursday November 2 2017 at 18:24 in ipm dev blog

I haven't managed to work on ipm this week as much as I planned, mainly due to illness, so this post is just going to be a short overview of the things I've managed to do. I'm still developing this project but it's going a bit slower than I'd intended. Read >

ipm dev blog, Part 2 – Refining the app initialisation

Published on Thursday October 19 2017 at 20:34 in ipm dev blog

In the first part of the ipm dev blog series, I outlined the basic purpose of the app and completed initial implementation of the app shell. This week, I refined the work by improving the app initialisation around the detection of ipm project files. Read >

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