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Mauva is the creative web development studio of Mike Thomas.
I specialise in bespoke PHP application development for start-ups (see OnSite and Nylllon), and also provide content-managed sites to a range of clients and design agencies on a freelance basis.


Nylllon is a personal project, the first of many initiated by Thomas & Macgregor (Mauva's Mike Thomas and Paul Macgregor). Its intention is to be the definitive, curated resource of digital design and development tools.

Nylllon was a concept born of "the useful thread" in the NTC design forums where many a useful tool was posted by the members. Being a private forum, we wanted to liberate this information. We built the site over a few months using CodeIgniter. It offers a design that will perform well natively on an iPad, and we have recently added a distinct single-column mobile version.

It generates over 10,000 outgoing clicks per month.


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