David Bushell

Portfolio and blog of the talented David Bushell

“VPS hosting means I can learn more about the technical side of websites when I want to look under the hood...”

Customer since: 2011

David Bushell is a web designer and front-end developer. His website chiefly acts as a portfolio and blog and is primarily aimed at industry peers who can publish regular articles and open source projects. He also uses his site to gain clients. ​

Hailing from the north-west of the UK, David is enthralled by all aspects of web design and spends most of his time either building websites or writing about web design. David’s passion for design and development has been evident throughout his life, and he is committed to the industry. He says, “Building for the web has fascinated me from an early age and after studying graphic design at university I successfully made the transition from hobbyist to professional.” ​

David uses his skills to create stunning brochures, posters, and other art work for print based material, and contributes to a host of top design focussed magazines including Smashing Magazine and Computer Arts.

Working with Heart Internet and VPS

With his affinity for all things web design clear, David chose a Heart Internet VPS to make sure that he could concentrate on enjoying his work and not worry about upkeep: “Heart Internet VPS has been great because I can run multiple websites from a customised server - and it still has amazing speed! Compared to previous providers, the performance of Heart Internet VPS has been excellent. I can enjoy my work without concerning myself with maintenance.”

With other VPS providers not measuring up, David became a Heart Internet customer in 2011 and has seen first-hand how VPS can be used to drive any business forward: “The scalability of VPS hosting is perfect for websites that are going to grow over time.”

David has found that by using a VPS he can learn more about the intricacies of the industry he loves as he seeks to develop new skills: “I can study website performance all the way from server to client. Having access to VPS hosting means I can learn more about the technical side of websites when I want to look under the hood.”​

Customer support

David chose Heart Internet because he “wanted to deal with a UK based company that could handle domains and hosting with respectable customer service.” Satisfied with that, David has also been impressed with the integrity of the support team and has no hesitation in recommending Heart Internet: “I’d recommend Heart Internet because it’s clear they genuinely care about customer service.” David also says that the customer support databases often provide the answers to his queries before any contact has to be made, ensuring he can rectify his problem and go back to doing what he does best.

The future

dbushell.com’s popularity is increasing and with a larger audience comes greater demand. David says he will have to think about integrating multimedia to keep his audience enthralled in his work: “My portfolio is getting larger and my blog audience is steadily increasing so I’ll probably look towards categorising what I publish in future. This will allow me to expand the sort of content I output to include things like step-by-step tutorials, embedded code demos, and video screencasts.”

dbushell.com - David Bushell, Web Design and Front-end Development


I can study website performance all the way from server to client, having access to VPS hosting means I can learn more about technical side of websites when I want to look under the hood...