About This Site

This site is designed to support students of Computing and ICT at secondary schools in the UK. It has been in existence since 2001 and was initially created to support students of A level ICT with their Access coursework - hence the domain name. I chose the .info TLD as it was new at the time and seemed to represent the purpose of the site, as it's not a company, organisation or internet service provider.

The owner of the site is a Computer Science graduate, has six years' experience in the software industry and has been teaching ICT and Computing since 1998. He has been programming since 1981 and was a TES Subject Genius (until the TES removed all of the subject-related content from their site in October 2020).

The site was greatly expanded in 2013 in preparation for the new National Curriculum in Computing. Many schools link to the site, and pages also feature in Somerset's Enquiry-Based Curriculum Map, OCR Support Materials and training materials for the Victoria State Government in Australia. The site is referenced in books, and the author is also referenced in books and appears on the reading list for Computer Science at NYU.

You can read about updates to the site, and see other items of interest on the following social media:

Longer articles appear on the Computing and ICT in a Nutshell blog, and you can find example programs in Scratch and replit.com.


This site has a responsive design with pure CSS menus, and should appear correctly on a range of devices from smartphones to PCs. Some pages are not display on screens that are not large enough to show them properly (e.g. the sorting balance), and not all sections appear when viewed on smaller screens (e.g. tablets), although they are all available through the A-Z Index.

The site uses HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, and pages are validated to check that they are standards-compliant.


You can contact me via the Contact Form - please don't include any e-mail addresses or URLs in the body of the message otherwise it won't get to me.


The content on this site is covered by a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) licence.