Designing websites to establish branding/identity is something I do well. Having spent several years working with the web and watching it evolve I have a good understanding ofmore...Designing websites to establish branding/identity is something I do well. Having spent several years working with the web and watching it evolve I have a good understanding of how it works. Knowing what makes a comfortable user experience is something I am interested in and applying good design and best practice (Web Standards) is where my skills lie.
I am an advocate of the Open Source movement and have several years experience working within a Linux-based environment. I understand the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and apply these technologies to create custom CMS driven websites with back-end areas. I also use version control software (Subversion) and call upon BASH when necessary.
I\'ve been using Drupal to build content managed websites for a number of years now. Delving into Drupal has allowed me to experiment with PHP and the Drupal API and it has made me appreciate the intricacies of the Drupal \'Theming Layer\'.
Area Covered: Bristol
Work Experience Summary: Web Designer & Developer at whitewebs
October 2009 - Present
The Dell Apartments - designed and developed a custom CMS site using Drupal 6 to create a back-end end area and front-end theme.
PEF - various design iterations produced for a charity based in Thailand, Southeast Asia.
Calcutta Rescue - various design iterations produced for a non-governmental organisation based in Kolkata, India.
Redcliffe Magtronics Ltd - designed and developed a custom CMS site using Drupal 6 to create a back-end end area and front-end theme.
Web Developer at Sift
January 2007 - October 2009 (2 years 10 months)
SiftGroups - employed as a front-end web developer to build CMS based websites for clients based in the publishing, professional and not for profit sectors. Tasks ranged from producing design concepts, bug fixing, carrying out updates to existing sites, redesign work and implementation of new features/functionality.
During my time with SiftGroups I learnt how to use their propitiatory platform (Sift 7) and later Drupal 5. They also adopted Agile Development and Scrum methodologies.
PracticeWEB - responsible for the front-end development of CMS based websites using their propitiatory platform (Sift 6) for clients based in the Accountancy sector. Tasks ranged from producing new sites, working on integration solutions and bug fixing.
Education Summary: University of Brighton
HND Computing - Software Engineering