We've been helping people realise their dreams and fulfil their ambitions online since 2005. We're open, honest, reliable and professional, and are known for exceeding expectations and offering excellent value for money. The Internet to some can seem like a mystery and we understand that the fear of the unknown can be a barrier to achieving your goals. We can answer the questions and remove the uncertainty standing in your way. We can help you find out what it is you want even if your ideas aren't fully formulated yet. Trust us to turn even the dimmest glimmer of an idea into reality.

While some might focus on achieving maximum dollars for minimum effort, we believe delivering the right result is the main objective, and strive to understand your requirements and problems properly and supply a solution that works for you.

We speak in plain language that you can understand — no technical jargon — and our clients love how easy we are to communicate with, and our personal attention to detail.

We're always available when you need us and won't keep you waiting for responses to your enquiries, guaranteeing same-day response times.

We're based in The Gap, Brisbane, but have also worked with clients throughout Australia, the U.K., the U.S., Singapore, Norway, Lithuania and Portgual. We're a member of the ExpressionEngine Pro Network (the only member based in Brisbane)  and have been using it to power more than {num_sites} websites (to date) including websites for sporting associations, real estate agents, health professionals, lawyers, community groups, church organisations and many more.

The perfect partner

With years' of experience in web standards-driven and accessible web design including content management systems (CMS) and ecommerce, we're also the perfect web development partner for design and marketing agencies looking to complement their skills and services.

Well, that's a bit about us. Now it's your turn. Let us get to know you and how we can help.

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The people

John Faulds Owner/lead developer

John began work on his first website in 1998 but has been pushing shapes, text and pictures around on computer screens with a mouse since the early ’90s.

He started his working life as a journalist and subeditor for regional newspapers in Western Australia but found he wasn’t very good at asking tough questions and so gradually became more involved in the design side of things doing A3 layouts on an Apple Classic with a massive 9” screen.

Fast forward a few years and he was working for national newspapers in the U.K. when he had the opportunity to join the team of the new sports website for The Daily Express in time for the 1998 World Cup. Long hours were worked followed by much hair-pulling and furniture kicking when Beckham was sent off after kicking Simeone and England went out in a penalty shootout.

The next few years saw him work for a variety of sporting websites, including the UEFA website for the 2000 European Football Championships in the Netherlands.

Since then he's (moved back to Australia and) worked as designer, developer, editor, project manager, copywriter, search engine optimiser, webmaster, general layout troubleshooter and ExpressionEngine developer.

Read more about/from him on his personal blog.

The name

Taxi on Tyssen Street, Dalston, London
Tyssen Street in Dalston London Photo by Nick Hearn

Tyssen’ is the name of a little street in Dalston, London that John used to live near for a few years while in the U.K. from 1995-2002. He always liked the name, and started using it as a forum handle in 1998 or 1999 and then it just kind of stuck.

The site

This site is built to the latest web standards with HTML5 (and ARIA roles where necessary to aid accessibility), CSS3, javascript (jQuery), and uses ExpressionEngine as its CMS.

It features an adaptive design which means the layout adapts to the size of the screen it's viewed on with the aim of making it as easy to use on a mobile device as it would be on a desktop computer.

It uses the fonts Din Web Condensed, Adelle Web from Typekit for headings and body text, and Font AwesomeIconic and Socialico for icons.

Archived designs

This design is version 3 of the Tyssen Design website. Previous versions have been archived: