I love picking up new concepts and technologies.
And keeping up with those I already know!
I always make sure my mark-up is up to date with the latest, supported spec. This improves the safety and SEO of your website.
CSS has come a long way. Which means I can do more with less, cleaner code. (Yes, that includes pretty animations too )
Third-party API integrations are pretty cool. But designing your own API is the real deal! Bring it on.
C#, VB, Web Forms, MVC, Entity Framework, ASP.NET Web API: I've worked extensively with the main technologies of the .NET family.
I have experience with versions 2008, 2012, 2014 and Express: from writing stored procedures, views and functions to optimising queries and indexing tables.
WIth web applications moving away from desktops, mobile-first development is essential. Box ticked!
All browsers tamed! Your application will look consistent across all the main browsers.(Including that pesky IE!)
Team Foundation Server (now with Git extensions!) and I will make sure you won't lose any sleep over your precious code.
I am an enthusiastic problem-solver and self-taught web developer. Scroll down for more significant facts.
(Here tackling end-user issues)
I build innovative and user-friendly websites for crowdsourcing projects using open source technologies.May 2015 - present
Mainly worked on front-end projects, sprinkled with some database optimisation.Aug 2014 - April 2015
Advised on the usability of the college system for database administrators.Jan 2014 - Aug 2014
Became the father of a most amazing little bear.3rd May 2013
Maintained, further developed and managed the awesome Scorpio web portal for the property market.
I also integrated Scorpio with some third-party APIs and designed a few websites for estate agencies.Oct 2012 - Aug 2014
The most notable consequence of that was meeting my wife. (Yes, I built her website.)Sept 2006
I played in a few bands. Here's one. I am now having a break.Winter 1994
(Here with beard)