Pretty Simple: web, digital, social

Who is Pretty Simple?

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I’m a digital communications manager working in the creative sector, specialising in using digital channels to engage with national and international audiences. I have a passion for accessibility and usability, as well as a strong background in web development and graphic design.

I have extensive experience of the role of the web in large public sector organisations, as well as the use of social media to engage staff and citizens. I’m committed to improving global standards through education and collaboration to work towards an inclusive and barrier-free web.

I run this blog to share my knowledge and experiences in this area, and to help other people facing similar challenges.

I’m also a member of Socitm’s Better connected review team, who carry out the influential annual survey of all UK council websites, as well as a freelance web designer and digital consultant at Pretty Simple, based in Edinburgh, UK.

James Coltham, Pretty Simple

pretty: adj. Pleasing or attractive in a graceful or delicate way

simple: adj. not complicated; easy to understand or do

Skills and expertise

  • Web Content Management
  • Accessibility
  • Web Design
  • Usability Testing
  • Web Standards
  • Copywriting
  • SEO
  • Web Analytics
  • Social Media
  • Digital Strategy
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • PHP
  • User Experience
  • Blogging
  • WordPress
  • Graphic Design

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Obviously, all opinions expressed here are my own personal views, and do not represent the views of any company or organisation with which I may be affiliated.

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