A majority of websites I build today are content managed as standard on the WordPress platform because it's mature and stable with a built-in REST API. It provides my client's with full editorial control in a way that makes sense using custom content types and fields as required.
Sadly, 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 with progressive enhancement can ensure a great experience on new and older web browsers alike well into the future.
Michael is an experienced web developer who has consistently demonstrated a smooth design to build process.
Dim t Authentic Asian food
Ragged Edge Branding with substance
De Beers Home of Diamonds
Shimmy Revolutionary garment
Wildwood Pizza Pasta Grill
Native User experience of tomorrow
Applied Studio Architecture + Interiors
Future Cities Catapult Urban innovation
Wayne Trevor Townsend Design portfolio
Jax Coco Go nuts in style
Jason Bailey Photography
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.