Web Roots

modern, affordable web design

Ben Sansom is a web developer based on the Somerset and Wiltshire border near Frome, Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon.


Some of the projects recently worked on.

Miranda Sykes

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ is returning to her roots. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar

The site has a live gig feed which also integrates with gig tracking systems.

Roots on the Road

Roots on the Road is a project inspired by working with Miranda Sykes. A niche site for roots, folk and acoustic music showing gigs on a map so fans can see when artists are playing near them. Just tap in your postcode and see who is playing near you. You can join the site and receive alerts when new gigs are announced in your area.

New artists are being added all the time - being suggested by the public and requested by the artists themselves.

Now with over 300 artists

Osborne & What

A circus theatre company creating contemporary shows with professionals and young people.

Osborne & What direct, design and produce circus theatre shows, and collaborate with other companies and youth community groups. They make theatre shows using circus skills and techniques to help tell stories, and using circus equipment as theatrical set to create other worlds.

McBean and Budd

McBean and Budd is a new exciting collaboration between Artist Printmaker Jane Eaton and Textile Designer Ruth Moser.

Being artists, Jane and Ruth were very clear about how they wanted the site to look, but they wanted control for selling 1 off pieces, and also material by the meter. The site allows them to control content, blog and products through to ordering and taking payment

Stokey Yoga

A former professional aerialist, Catrin's classes incorporate her love of movement and music, yoga philosophy and instinctive teaching style.

She teaches regularly at Yogahome in Stoke Newington, Total Chi Yoga Bar on Baker Street, at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and with teenagers in Hackney schools.

The Frukes

The vibrant town of Frome's own Ukulele Club: The Frukes play classic tunes in their own inimitable way.

This band has become so popular in the town, more and more people keep joining! The band needed a site to inform the local community when they will next be playing. As the number of gigs increased, also did the management of making sure enough players were able to attend - players didn't wanted to manage - they wanted to play their Ukes! The website allows members to sign up to gigs, with email alerts when new gigs are entered. The site also hosts the vast selection of music that this energetic band play.

British Canoeing

A keen canoeist, Ben has recently been doing some work for British Canoeing and is heavily involved with their Go Paddling brand.


Programming Languages & Tools
  • php web design
  • Wordpress Sites
  • Wordpress Theme Development
  • Wordpress Plugin Development
  • c# dot net web design
  • Objective -C / Cocoa
  • HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery
  • MySQL/MS SQL Databases
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • VB6 - for maintaining and redeveloping legacy systems


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