The pace of frontend web development is continuing to increase with the advent of new standards, tools and ideas. I work closely with designers to help them translate their vision through this new technology. We can now push boundaries yet at the same time strive towards a product that will last long into the future.
A majority of websites I build today are content managed as standard on the WordPress platform. WordPress is now a mature and easy to use, yet powerful content management system. It provides my client's with full editorial control in a way that makes sense, using custom content types and fields that stay relevant.
Despite the rise of handheld devices, many websites today still lack adequate support for mobile browsing. I aim to build-in this support from the very beginning. An effective grid system and progressive enhancement can ensure a great experience on new and older web browsers alike well into the future.
Michael is an exceptional web developer who has consistently demonstrated a great eye for the details of design.
This short term contract for Parallel, required me to manage legacy projects, as well as build a range of new digital offerings; from holding pages, to responsive content managed websites with WordPress and HTML5 email campaigns.
I joined Branch as their first in house web developer. I worked closely with the design team to explore new avenues into digital and to maintain this new area of business.
After a few short-term contracts, I decided to explore more freelance work. I had a mixture of agency work and a set of clients sourced by myself working from home.
Structure were mainly a print-based design studio prior to my arrival. Over this short term contract (as their first in-house developer) I helped push and transition them into a more digital space, consulting on the design process and working to coordinate their overseas developers.
A short term contract role at Blue Claw. I was required to enact and develop SEO techniques on behalf of their clients, via on-site HTML5 and CSS3 improvements. This helped increase search engine visibility to work in accordance with their ongoing PPC and link building strategies.
University of Leeds
I graduated with upper second class honors (BA) in Communications & New Media. The course was multidisciplinary in nature; combining both academic and hands-on study of the digital and print industries.