About Us

We'll capture your story, create innovative concepts
and craft the perfect digital solution.

Tim Hyde - Founder

Living Open Source is a creative web design and development studio based in Hartlepool in the North East of England, serving clients all over the planet. We thrive on helping businesses, charities and churches build an effective presence on-line. We engineer sites, apps and user experiences using modern web technologies. We love Laravel and Angular JS. We eat and sleep PHP, JavaScript and CSS/SASS. We do lots of development with WordPress & BuddyPress, because most of the time nothing beats it. We weave lovely WordPress themes on our ThemeLoom and also built churchuna.

LIVINGOS was founded by Tim Hyde, and with 20 years experience in software development, design and project management we can help you share your story in the digital age.

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We work with you to build your story, understand the ethos of your organisation and find out what is important to you.


We look to innovate with fresh ideas and concepts in delivering a solution to tell your story effectively.


We know the technology inside out, but are always learning, looking to make fresh discoveries and push boundaries.

theme loomchurchuna - web publishing for the church

We are WordPress Ninjas

We've been building themes and plugins for WordPress and BuddyPress since 2005. We are also responsible for the Theme Loom, and churchuna.

We use other tools too, always working with you to find the right tools for your project.

Make your next project a success. Get in touch