Dyce & Sons Ltd.

Helping IT since 1993


Tuesday 1st January, 2013

Web Development

We’ve been doing web and intranet development work in PHP and MySQL since PHP 3, but we’re also partial to a bit of React Hook-ery and ExpressJS. We’ve produced web applications enabling to clients to replace walls of drawing pins and paper-work with a pristine web interface (although we didn’t help them with the redecorating). Our sites are used to monitor online systems, and interact with iOS clients in the field. We’ve built a enterprise multi-user concurent editing applications, that have added to the list of basic app types. We’ve used our FileMaker knowledge to build in-house based publishing systems that publish both static and dynamic websites.

FileMaker Development

As FileMaker developers, we’ve been saving people money, and getting paid for it for nearly 30 years. It’s fun, and we like to take the care to do good job. We’ve created systems for producing 400 page catalogues in Quark and InDesign using FileMaker and AppleScript. Or customer-specific PDF catalogues by email. Our systems are used to handle stock control, goods received, work instructions, order placement, and medical record monitoring for a number of large multi-national companies.

Technical Writing & Documentation

Richard began his writing career as Technical Editor of MacUser in 1990, and has been writing for a variety of UK IT publications (PC Pro, MacWorld, The Register, MacFormat) ever since. He was a senior awards judge for the MacUser awards for over 10 years, and ran the Reader’s help desk for over 15 years.

Lecturing & Training

As well as client IT training, Richard has taught on the Design For Industry course at Gray’s School of Art, part of the Robert Gordon University, the UK’s #1 university for graduate employment. He worked as an Applications trainer for the MacCenter in Aberdeen for over 5 years, and has been a guest speaker and demonstrator at a several UK developer conferences.