Tyson Armstrong

Web development Frontend & Backend HTML5, CSS, PHP, MySQL, jQuery CakePHP Ghost Wordpress & plugins eCommerce & WooCommerce Payment gateway integrations

About me

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I'm a freelance web developer based in Melbourne, Australia. I love working with people and organisations, particularly in the arts, community, and not-for-profit sectors to build a functional web presence, as well as getting stuck into designing and building web systems that work. I also enjoy working on eCommerce and third-party integration projects.

Whether you need a whole web system, a simple website or even just some tweaks to what you already have, I can probably help.

January 2016 update: My work load is fairly high at the moment, however I might be able to take on small ad hoc tweaks and fixes.

Email me or follow me on Twitter. I also have a personal blog.

Client work

The Astor Theatre

The Astor Theatre have a huge following in Melbourne, so we built a new site that more closely reflected the theatre's art deco aesthetic and sophisticated atmosphere. I also built a number of Wordpress plugins to improve the calendar update process, offer iCal integration and power on-site banner advertising.

What I did: Layout and frontend/backend development. Built on Wordpress.

Chapel Distribution

Chapel Distribution needed a new home to house their classic film catalog, feature new DCP releases and have it all easily updatable. Wordpress allows the team to update the listings, add key art and prominently highlight popular releases.

What I did: Design and development. Built on Wordpress.

WooCommerce extensions

I've developed a number of payment gateway extensions for WooCommerce, sold through the official WooCommerce Extensions catalog including:

For support for these plugins, please contact WooThemes support.

My work


I built Repertwa to give the musical theatre community a place to buy and sell their sheet music and recordings.

In 2015 I gave the site a complete visual design and code overhaul to improve the customer and composer experiences, as well as move to a newer version of CakePHP. The site integrates with Amazon S3, Paypal (for incoming and outgoing payments), Mandrill and is almost entirely automated.

What I did: Design and development. Built on CakePHP.

Couch Movies

Couch Movies is my pet project. Sick of trawling the TV guide for interesting movies, I built this site to show which movies (complete with poster art) are going to be on Australian free-to-air television in the coming days.

Visitors can also set email or twitter reminders.

What I did: Design and development. Built on CakePHP.

Couch Movies iPhone App

I built a native iPhone app for Couch Movies, primarily as a learning exercise. The app is 100% native, built in Swift and uses a data feed produced by the Couch Movies website. The app is available for free in the App Store.

Users can view details of the coming films and add a reminder to their calendar.

What I did: Design and development.

Email me, follow me on Twitter or read my blog.