- Birmingham, GB
- £20 /hr
- Available now
Web development for sole traders, SMEs, public sector projects, schools, colleges, charity, and community organisations.
Specialising in use of CMS (Content Management Systems)more...Web development for sole traders, SMEs, public sector projects, schools, colleges, charity, and community organisations.
Specialising in use of CMS (Content Management Systems) such as Joomla, Drupal, and Wordpress blogs. Also able to do E-Commere, online shopping sites.
I develop websites that don't just sit there looking pretty, but they actually help involve, engage, and retain your customers, clients and other stakeholders.
All my websites can have the best of Web 2.0 technology such as blogs, video, audio, podcasting, photo albums, RSS feeds, forums, comments, syndication, memberships, members only content, logins, subscriptions, email newsletters, web magazines, user generated content, document management (PDF, DOC, XLS, etc).
All websites designed by me are scalable and can grow with your business needs.
To complement any web development services, I will also provide any relevant technical support advice/consultancy, as well as Internet and web marketing and search engine optimisation advice/support.
Able to do remote work (contact by phone, email, and post) all over the mainland UK.
Able to do remote and in-person, face-to-face contact work all over the West Midlands County.
Thanks to my French wife I'm also able to offer French to English and English to French website translation services.
With a French language website you could reach 80 million people across Europe and Canada.
Area Covered: Remote working All over UK and England. Remote and in person, face-to-face contact all over West Midlands county.
Work Experience Summary: I have 4 years experience of working with Content Management Systems. I have 14 years experience (on and off) developing websites.
I started developing interactive database driven web sites long before the term Web 2.0 was coined. Since 1994, as part of my various past jobs, and on a freelance basis, I've developed websites designed to engage and involve users and clients within the business, private, public, educational and voluntary sectors.
Web Development Experience
-Designed and published one of the first ever college websites, as far back as 1994.
-Designed, authored, developed and maintained a college website
-Design and maintenance of E-learning project website for use by local residents/learners
-Created and maintained web board for use by IT. students at a college (and around the world!)
-Delivering short training courses on website design for the community and SME's
-Providing and maintaining web server space. Use of tools such as FTP and Telnet
-Development of Open Source CMS for use by local community & learners
-Use variety of web authoring tools such as Dreamweaver, Netscape Composer, NVU & Notepad!
-Use of software such as Paintshop Pro and Fireworks to create/edit GIF, JPG and PNG graphics
-Designing and maintaining a website in accordance with corporate and marketing objectives
-Awareness of W3C and WAI (accessibility) standards
Project Management Skills
-Community IT Manager • 3 years operational and technical management of hardware,
software and networking resources. 40 PC systems at 25 centres
-Management of project delivery including resource allocation, SLAs, training, technical support, £300,000 budget
-Operational & technical management of Cybercafe. Training, support and time-tabling of several staff
-E-Learning Developer • Writing/implementing a strategy and business plan for local content development
-Management and support of VLE. Managing network users accounts for 60 staff and hundreds of users
-Promoting and ensuring effective creation and use of VLE and E-Learning content
-Project management of LSC funded Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) access project
-IT Technician - 4 years experience of tech management & support of a 100 networked PCs at a college
INTERNET & NETWORKING: 12 years experience
-Installation of network stations, network cards, cables
-Installation & configuration of Windows XP, ME, 98, 95, and Linux networking software and drivers
-Installation & configuration mobile & wireless computing & Internet facilities
-Installation & configuration of multimedia Internet machines
-Installation & set-up of Internet World Wide Web servers
-Design, authoring, & publishing of specialist & curriculum / needs specific web pages / sites
-Development of college Learning Resources Intranet
-Design & delivery of Internet training & support
E-LEARNING EXPERIENCE: 2 years experience in a previous role as E-Learning Resource Developer
-Development of E-Learning resources for use in Teknical Virtual Campus VLE
-Understanding and promoting E-learning standards such as IMS and SCORM
-Developing E-learning resources with an understanding of different learning styles
-Designing, authoring an developing web based E-learning resources
-Provision of training and support in the production and use of VLE / web- based learning materials
-Evaluation and selection of learning technologies appropriate for community and adult education
-Research and reporting of information concerning the use of ICT within teaching and learning
IT CONSULTANCY EXPERIENCE:
Throughout my IT career I've advised people and organisations on the following;
-Internet connectivity, broadband, web searching, web sites, web site design, and e-commerce
-Personal Computer Applications, Operating systems, and Open Source software
-IT Security • anti-virus, firewalls, back-up
-IT Law • data protection, software licensing, copyright, Creative Commons
-Computer peripherals • printers, scanners, web cams
-Local Area Networks
-IT skills auditing and training needs
Business and Customer Focused
-Always customer focused first and technology focused second
-Approach each problem from the customers business point of view
-Have a basic knowledge & understanding of the customers day-to-day business & activities
-Very good listener, always empathetic to the customer, never patronising
Education Summary: TRAINING
ITIL Foundation (IT Service Management)
10/06, 3 days, Interquad Training
IS Professionalism (IT law & IT security)
2006, 1 day, National Computing Centre
2005, 4 days, Tuxaco Training
2004, 1 day, West Midlands Local Government Assoc.
MCSE • Microsoft NT4 Core Technologies
1998, 5 days, Microsoft Training
Systems Analysis & Computer Programming
1989, 3 months, Control Training Ltd.
Computer Applications and Programming
1991, 1 year, Microtech Computer Services
Electronics & Computing
1987-89, Key Training Ltd.
City & Guilds 730-1, Further & Adult Education Teaching Certificate
City & Guilds 224-1, Electronics Servicing
City & Guilds 185-1, Security & Alarm Systems Electronics
Web Developer and Content Management System Developer