About the author, and about this site

Phil Hawksworth's face

Thanks for stopping by

This site is the online home of Phil Hawksworth, and Phil doesn’t love talking about himself in the third person, so he’s going to stop that now if you don’t mind.

About me

I have been building things on the web professoinally for almost 20 years. Between 2009 and 2018 that happened at agencies where I was fortunate to work with a wide range of public and private sector clients.

Home in the world

I live in the leafy English city of St Albans, just a few miles north of London with my wife and our 2 naughty cats.

Home on the web

You can find me in the following places on the web:


As an active member of the web development community, I enjoy attending and speaking at conferences. For information of where I’ll be speaking soon, or if you are interested in my speaking at your event, visit the Speaking page of this site.

About this site

This site is built using a static site generator called Hugo, and then served on the JAMstack for free by Netlify. It is delivered over HTTPS thanks to a free certificate from Let’s Encrypt.

The source code is available on Github. Feel free to look at over and borrow any techniques or code you like.

Credits and licensing

Other than where specified, the content on this site is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence.

The flag images on the speaking page are sourced as SVGs from flag-icon-css, generously created and maintained by Lipis.

Link icon courtesy of Daniel Bruce via www.flaticon.com