If possible could I have some critique of the DESIGN of the site that is click here (testing server) and as it is in deign at the moment it only has placeholder text. Any comments (good or bad) appreciated. Thanks
You've mentioned accessibility several times on your home page but you have several accessibility errors on that page.
The alt text should be an appropriate representation of the image; it shouldn't be a precise description if that is not appropriate to the context. Turning off images on your home page results in the following appearing (on my screen) across your navigation boxes: arrowforhomarrowforabouarrowforportfarrowforcontactpage which is quite unreadable to me and would be annoying to anyone listening to the page. You don't need "arrowfor" each time: just Home, About, Portfolio, and Contact. Even worse is "arrowforcontactthewebmaster": I hate to think what a screen reader would make of that!
The text on your logo is tiny and it doesn't scale up when the size is increased. I couldn't read it.
"adamcoppard.com launched" is a subheading of "News" and should be marked up as a heading not by using bold.
And that background... not good for migraine sufferers (who sadly are not included in accessibility guidelines) or some epileptics (who are).