About Me

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I'm a web developer at an creative website agency in Herefordshire. I specialise in technical solutions that help companies increase the performance of their web presence or improve their business' efficiency through bespoke web apps.

I embrace the label of a web 'generalist' because, over the years, I have gained a broad range of very in-depth knowledge that am pleased to offer to all projects that I'm involved in.

If you would like to contact me about any web work please do so via orphans.co.uk.

Professional Interests

Emerging industry trends

I love working in such a progressive and open industry. Always wanting to try out and apply new things, I keep on top of trends to make sure that people and businesses I work with are always on the leading edge.

Business web apps

The web is offering SMEs a chance to improve their efficiency with cross platform, rapidly developed applications. I'll dive into the operations of a business to work with them and find the right solutions.

Optimisation through UX

Although a technical programmer, I have a great interest in the psychology of web users and learning how they interact with websites. I apply that to help optimise customer conversions on websites and produce intuitive web apps.

Business online strategies

I see and understand projects from every angle, always looking for new ideas based on past experiences and new trends. I thrive when able to shape products with my technical insights and help companies avoid expensive pitfalls.

Technical Skill Set

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PHP

Websites and web apps written in bespoke code from the ground up using Laravel.

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JavaScript

Thorough knowledge of writing efficient client-side code, particularly utilising Vue.js.

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HTML

Structured, semantic code. Written for maximum compatibility and performance.

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CSS

Beautiful and functional style sheets. Maximising device compatibility in the past, present and future.

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CMS

Using Drupal as an application framework for flexible needs and unlimited updatability.

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Databases

High performance data storage to meet application needs using MariaDB and Elasticsearch.

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Linux

Setting up and managing secure online environments for applications and data.

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Web servers

Running enviroments that scale to meet requirements and perform reliably.

Background

Software Stack

Some of the preferred software in my development workflow.

Development

  • MacOS
  • PHPStorm
  • Tower
  • Much Homebrew!

Workflow Aides

  • Git
  • Docker
  • Composer & NPM
  • Webpack

Server

  • Ubuntu Server
  • NGINX
  • MariaDB
  • Elasticsearch