James McQuarrie is a UK based Senior Product Manager who helps teams design, build and deliver digital products and services that delight their users.


Welcome to this brand new venture of mine. I’m James McQuarrie and I’m planning on using this site to share my thoughts, ideas and experiences on and of the Web.

I started building websites way back in late 2000, having read my way through the book “Learn HTML in a weekend”. It got me hooked, and I’ve been involved in designing, developing and maintaining websites in some form or another ever since.

Over the years I have built personal websites for myself and friends. I’ve worked as a freelance web consultant, building commerical websites for SME’s. I’ve maintained and developed internal company “intranet” websites at a global consultancy and I’ve worked as a Consultant for the same consultancy helping clients develop their web strategy, as well as designing and developing their sites and web applications.

I’m currently working as a “Front End Architect” for ProcServe an e-Procurement systems and services company based in London*. Again, I’m working with web applications and sites, designing and developing interfaces and the like.

I aim to post articles here once a week (I’m aiming for quality not quantity) in the hope that I can:

  • practise and improve my writing
  • share experiences and things I’ve learnt from “the coalface” while working in the world of user interface and web design
  • give back in some small way to the web community that inspired me to get involved in the industry and that shared so much that I now rely on daily.

As well as writing the weekly articles, I plan on sharing links to posts, stories, ideas and useful resources found elsewhere around the web as and when I find them (you’ll find these in the imaginatively entitled “Elsewhere” section of the homepage).

Thank you for visiting, I hope you come back regularly and I hope that what I write here will prove useful to you in some way, or at least be mildly entertaining.

For more information about this site and me, see this site’s about page.