About me

Rick Hurst

Skills and experience

I am a professional full-stack web developer based in Bristol, UK with over a decade of commercial experience in the web industry. I specialise in building websites, web applications and intranets using HTML5, JavaScript (including jQuery, Backbone.js and Marionette), CSS, PHP5, Python and Django.

For more details on my skills and experience, take a look at my linked-in profile


I am currently working full-time on a contract, so I am currently not taking on any new freelance projects.


I grew up in Cambridgeshire, but now live in the south of the lovely city of Bristol, with my wife and son. I am an unashamed geek, living and breathing digital technology. I also dabble in music (mostly bass guitar), cycling (transport, skids and wheelies), surfing (about once a year - I need to move closer to the sea!) and skateboarding. I keep a skateboarding/ skate culture blog called "Too Old To Skate", and a blog about travel, mobile working and my VW T25 campervan.

About the site

This is my personal blog which was first started back in 2002, it varies between technical notes and articles, random musings, rants and ideas, mostly relating to the technical side of web development. The site has been through several incarnations, but currently runs on a home brewed blog engine, which I call eatStatic, which uses text files for blog posts, allowing me to keep it up to date by writing text files and saving them to a dropbox folder.