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Astro Developer

Freelance Astro developer. Astro static websites for unbeatable performance, SEO and accessibility.

Astro Developer

Build your next static website with Astro

Astro optimizes your website like no other framework can. Leverage Astro's unique zero-JS frontend architecture to unlock higher conversion rates with better SEO.

Static Sites

Astro websites are fast by default, secure and SEO friendly. An Astro website typically loads 40% faster with 90% less JavaScript than the same site built with Next.js.

Design to Astro

Design to Astro services for digital agencies. Building static Astro.js websites + headless CMS integrations from your designs.

Web Vitals

Astro is the #1 choice if achieving 100% web vitals score for Performance is your aim. Get in touch about web vitals optimisation projects.

Search Optimised

Search engine optimisation (SEO) strategy baked-in from the outset.

Frontend Dev

I've worked extrensively with component libraries and CCS frameworks, including Tailwind, Boostrap+SASS, PureCSS, Ant Design and more.

CMS Integration

Just write and publish using a headless CMS like Sanity, StoryBlok, Prismic or Strapi. No need to worry about hosting, security or updates.

Engaging UX

Using the latest techniques in user interaction design with Astro to diffentiate your brand and keep your users engaged.

Fully Managed Option

Fully managed support and content updates. Everything taken care of for a simple monthly retainer.

Revenue Generating

Fast, user-friendly and conversion optimised digital products built with Astro can play a crucial role in improving your bottom line.

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Fast, secure, easily managed Astro websites - perfect for leading companies and niche brands.

As a digital marketer, web developer and site builder, I can help you with all aspects of your digital strategy and to help you get the most from the latest web platforms like Astro.

Do you want to create and implement a compelling digital strategy for your business?

More than 15 years in marketing, ecommerce and digital product development.

10 years working as a freelance developer in industries like tech, energy, healthcare and on self-started projects.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Chartered Marketer and Prince 2 project management practitioner.

Technical skills across a range of areas like Javascript, Nuxt, Wordpress, Shopify, Astro, Tailwind, Sanity, Stripe, Medusa, Supabase and more.

3M+ in page views across client websites in 2022, £6M+ in online payments processed.

Extensive portfolio of websites, web apps and digital products.



When it all comes together

With a well defined client fit and a niche set of services, I understand how, where, and with whom I will provide the best results.

Increase in monthly active users for a social network start-up following mobile-first redesign
Organic search traffic in 6 months for dental practice chain after website improvement plan
Shopping carts processed for a B2B online retailer
ROI with a retargeting campaign for a high-end security business
Web vitals scores for Accessibility, Best Practices & SEO for latest Jamstack website
Conversion rate increase for memberships to a leading environment group
Increase in seat utilisation for an international training company using CRM automation
Bounce rate reduction for Forfusion following new website launch
Page views across client websites in 2022
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Astro Developer


I offer complete or independent Astro web design and build services from complete design and build to ongoing support and maintenance.

Functional specification developed to your requirements with strategic insights

User-centered design that prioritises the needs and goals of your visitors

Custom business logic to meet your specific requirements

Cross-browser compatibility, ensuring the end product looks great for all users

Security features to protect your website from hacks and malicious attacks

Responsive design for all screen sizes from phones to HD desktops

Optimised for fast page load times, tested with Page Speed Insights

Intuitive interface that makes navigation for your users easy and enjoyable

Color palette, typography, and design elements to reflect your brand identity

Meeting the latest standards for accessibility and security

Digital integrations to suit your business (e.g. CRM, Mailchimp, Zapier etc)

Flexibility to accommodate future design updates and changes as needed

Full testing and functional quality assurance to ensure the end product is bug-free

Shared Github repository with all source-code, assets and documentation

Hosting with global CDN, automatic failover, image optimisation and SSL certificate

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Digital Projects

My clients are leading companies and niche brands who help the world go round. They build windfarms, secure embassies, align smiles, keep motorways moving, teach courses, manipulate blockchains, and de-fuse bombs.


Fast, secure and highly search-optimised website for the North's leading digital transformation and IT services provider


Website design and development, including more than 200 pages of resources, webinars, whitepapers and user guides. Built to Jamstack principles using Vue.js, Bootstrap 5 and seamlessly managed through Sanity's unified content platform.

Typical time to first byte using global CDN hosting
Web vitals score for Accessibility, Best Practices & SEO
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Windmill Orthodontics

Search-optimised website for a leading private healthcare provider.


Website design and development, built to Jamstack principles using Nuxt 3, Tailwind CSS and seamlessly managed through Sanity's unified content platform.

Typical time to first byte using global CDN hosting
Web Vitals for SEO, Accessibility and Page Speed
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DXD Group

Web application that collates data from remote traffic and parking sensors at traffic hotspots like airports, hospitals and stadiums to a unified cloud platform

Web App

DXD Group provides systems that collate real time information about traffic flow patterns with outputs to internet connected hardware like LED signage, access control and payment terminals.

Sensor readings processed in 2021
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Edinburgh University

Micro social network to connect students, start-ups, investors and academics for the University of Edinburgh’s commercialisation service

Web Development

Integrating with the University's existing Microsoft and Saleforce databases with a new social platform using Razorpages and Vue.

“I would highly recommend Danny for your project. His ability to listen to criteria and use his experience to suggest technical solutions is exceptional. Danny was up front and honest throughout the project, which made it easy to quickly establish trust. Thank you for everything!.”

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Jack McMillan, Edinburgh Innovations
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Offshore Power Intelligence

Data heavy web application that tracks offshore wind farm construction from open-source ship GPS positions

Web App

Offshore Power Intelligence aims to help understand the offshore wind construction market by answering questions like: What project is a vessel working on right now? And, how is that project progressing?

Offshore wind farms monitored
Installation vessel GPS positions processed in 12 months
Offshore Power Intelligence screenshot
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You should say hello

Drop me a message on danny@mrdannyjohnson.co.uk and I'll get back to you quickly. I'm always happy to chat about new projects and opportunities.