edgeofmyseat.com is an independent software company. Our flagship product is Perch - the really little Content Management System.

who we are

Founded in 2001, edgeofmyseat.com is a boutique web development company run by industry experts Rachel Andrew and Drew McLellan. Our main focus is developing and supporting our Content Management System product, Perch. We are also available for a small amount of consultancy each year for a select few clients.

Rachel Andrew

Rachel Andrew

Rachel Andrew founded edgeofmyseat.com in September 2001. Rachel has over 16 years of experience as a web developer, being skilled in a large number of server-side languages; front-end development in CSS, HTML and JavaScript; database design, development and administration; and technical project management.

Rachel’s personal website and writing portfolio can be found at rachelandrew.co.uk

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan

Drew earned his stripes leading technical teams in a number of creative agencies. Drew’s experience of developing for the web spans more than 15 years, working on projects for the likes of Nissan, Goodyear Dunlop, Siemens/Bosch, Cadburys, BP, ICI Dulux and Virgin.net as well as developing a number of innovative independent software products. Before joining edgeofmyseat.com, Drew worked in Search Innovation at Yahoo!.


As a company we spent many years in the client services business, helping design agencies with their web development requirements. The main focus of our business is now in creating outstanding software to help the same companies improve their offering without needing to contract outside help.

Perch - the Really Little CMS

Our first product is the mini-CMS Perch, developed to fill a gap in the market for a self-hosted, simple to install and use Content Management System.

Launched in May 2009 Perch has become a market leader in the small CMS space and we continue to develop and improve the product with frequent releases. To find out more visit the Perch website.

hire us

At the current time we take on only a very small amount of work for clients. The work we do take on is that where we feel our experience can be best used.

How we can Help

We have limited availability for consultancy on a day rate basis.

Contact us with details of your requirements and timescale and we will let you know if it is something we would be able to help with.

Training & Speaking

Drew and Rachel are both experienced conference speakers and would be happy to hear from anyone who would like one of us to speak at your conference.

We can also do small group training in subjects including CSS, HTML5 and PHP.

Where are we speaking next?

Our Lanyrd profiles have up to date details of conferences we are speaking at or having spoken at it the past.

Rachel on Lanyrd | Drew on Lanyrd


We love the web and, as a company and individually, are involved with other related projects.

  • 24 ways

    24 ways

    24 ways is the Advent Calendar for people working on the web.

    Launched in 2005 24 ways receives traffic of up to 70,000 visits per day over the Advent period, as we post one article per day on a current web design or development topic.

  • CSS3 Layout Modules

    CSS3 Layout Modules

    Rachel has written a “pocket guide” for publisher Five Simple Steps. This little book takes a look at some of the upcoming CSS Specifications that will enable better layout control for responsive web design.

contact us

Here's a few ways to contact edgeofmyseat.com.

Registered Office

Spike Island
133 Cumberland Road
United Kingdom

Email us for mailing address

By Email or Phone

Email us at .

You can ring us on +44 (0) 845 1305852 (not for Perch support queries)

Have questions about Perch?

To ask questions about Perch email hello@grabaperch.com.

Direct your Perch support requests to the Perch forum.