I am Neil McLean – a freelance frontend web developer based in Manchester, UK. I pride myself on delivering bespoke websites and applications crafted to the highest standards with a focus on efficiency, usability and accessibility. I have a strong eye for detail and enjoy collaborating with designers to deliver pixel-perfect implementations of creative and engaging websites and apps.

I have been building websites since the late 90s and after obtaining a degree in Computer Studies I became a professional web developer in 2001. Working in various agencies, I have worked on countless projects from humble microsites to global, multi-lingual content managed systems.

In 2011 I set up Ayelike so I could work on a freelance basis with some of the top digital and full-service agencies in the north-west. This opportunity has allowed me to focus on digital development and gain experience of different development processes and techniques in a shorter space of time.


With a background in both frontend and backend, my focus is now towards frontend with my core skills including HTML5, CSS3/SASS and JavaScript/ES6. I have experience with many JavaScript frameworks such as React, React Native, Angular, Handlebars and JQuery. I have experience using the Grunt, Gulp and Webpack task runners as well as experience building applications packaged in PhoneGap and Expo.

As well as working on web and app projects, I have also been involved in style guide and prototyping work with many of my clients.


I am proud to have worked with some of the best full-service agencies and digital specialists in the region. I use the experience and knowledge gained from working in such a wide variety of companies to quickly fit in to new teams and hit the ground running.


If you would like to get in touch to discuss how we can work together to make great digital products, please do not hesitate to email me at hello@ayelike.com.

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