About Mark Howells-Mead
All you ever needed to know.
Except for all the stuff in the rest of the site.
Photography and programming since 1983. CMS developer since 2001. WordPress since 2004, TYPO3 since 2011 and agency partner since January 2019.
I’m a British photographer, designer and web developer and I live in Switzerland. Permanent Tourist is my personal website. I came up with the name because I try to live like an interested visitor, whether at home or elsewhere.
I speak English and Bernese (Swiss) German fluently, German relatively well, and French passably but with a little hesitation. Through my work on multilingual websites, I also have an understanding of written Italian, and my abilities in German allow me a basic understanding of Dutch.
I spend much of my spare time in the mountains near where I live on the shores of Lake Thun: hiking and taking photographs. I’ve been here since 2001; before that, I lived in Hampshire, England and (as a child) in London.
Long before all this was a twinkle in my eye, I studied to A-level at Salesian College in Farnborough, Hampshire.
My c.v. is here.
I write long-form entries in alphabetical order about my life from time to time. The first was published here in 2013. The current entries are here.
Since the release of WordPress 5.2, authors and editors can put together their own reusable content components without needing to do any programming work. This is thanks to a powerful combination of Reusable Blocks and the Group Block.
Editing multiple shots of the same scene together to get a massively-improved level of sharpness throughout the image.
Using CSS variables through the WordPress Theme Customizer to make custom colour schemes in the Gutenberg Editor.