Testimonials

These are some of the testimonials from my clients I've collected over the years. 99% of them were spontaneous, all of them are real.

Thanks Dave, You’re a legend! Much appreciated. Al, Specialised Force
Very impressive turn around! Thanks mate, I really appreciate it. In hindsight, this should have been done a long time ago. Looking forward to the next stage of development! Oskar B, Sino Resources Capital
Wow after months of collaboration with the fantastic Dave Rayner, we are loving our new website. Colourful, fresh, easy to navigate and so many pictures to get our travel juices flowing! A big thank you Dave for making our transition from old to new super easy. Hayley, Sisterhood Women's Travel
This is perfect, well done. For future reference things like this is why we like working with you, so keep it up. Rickard, Corality
The NRL Rookie site is looking great! Legend! Fantastic... Really appreciate your efforts Dave! Sara, NRL
Just wanted to say a big thanks for your efforts... it's much much better for your work on it... We're all really pumped to take it to the next level again in 2012. Dom, Team Telstra
Dave interprets a brief really well and most often gets it right straight away which leads to great client satisfaction. He's easy to work with, has great suggestions and ideas and gets the job done quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend his services. Chris, CKWEB
This is great. Thanks Dave! Fantastic! WOOOHOOOO! Sara, NRL
Hi Dave this looks GREAT!! Thank you... Thanks so much Dave!... very excited about the launch!... Fantastic Dave, this is looking incredible. Josh, JT Allen
Thanks Dave – looks great! We are really happy with the look and feel... Good work team! Courtney & Michael, NRL
David, we keep getting nothing but rave reviews and overly positive feedback on the website – people love it. Thanks so much for the fantastic work! Isaac H, Syncplicity.com
Perfect... the sticky nav scroll etc looks great! Victor, Fox Symes & Associates
Thanks Dave, all looks perfect... The site is looking absolutely brilliant and is exactly as hoped for it to look and function. Tony M, NRL Wellbeing & Education
Epic! Thank you! Legend... Perfect! Thank you, as always! Reece, NRL
My Hero! What can I say. Finally a person who cares about all the details! Charlie, Charlie Chan Music
Mate just wanted to thank you for all your help throughout the second half of 2010. You've been a great help to us and very responsive. I hope we get to continue to use your skills in 2011. Chris R, NRL
I just wanted to thank you for the work you've put in – you're a true professional and I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone (except our competition!) Al, Specialised Force
I like the sizing and fonts, I think it's a clean design and the key points are emphasised well! Paul P, Dasck
Thanks so much for your help with those changes, I really appreciate you turning that around for me on such a short deadline. You've been extremely accommodating and helpful in piecing the product together, and I know everyone over here will be thrilled with the final result. Gina, Manly Sea Eagles
What an absolute superstar! Quite often we work with developers that are very slow on the uptake, thanks so much for completing these tasks so quickly. Eli, Castleford
A1 Dave!", "Boom!!!!", "Yeah that’s the ticket! Ben, Cognify
Thanks so much! We all love the new website and content management system... A very creative and strategically spot on solution. Thanks! Anna, HeartKids
Great effort! I really like working with you as you can work off my short scribblings and make sense from the resulting in a cracking web page! Rickard, Corality
Dave has delivered great service and outcomes on several of my businesses. Creative, reliable and all round legend - highly recommended. Nick Crawley, Nick Crawley Consulting
Thank you for your amazing work and website. Loving it! John Stewart, Tudor House
I love it man - You never disappoint, I'll pass on to the guys and come back to you... they all love it. Richard M, Marketing Consultant

Quick facts

  • Freelance web designer based in the Blue Mountains (just outside Sydney)
  • Prefer to work from my office
  • Hour rate: $ contact me
  • Project rate: $ will quote
  • I'm passionate about quality
  • Married, with two great kids

Read more about me...

Skill & software overview

  • Trained graphic designer
  • 16+ yrs commercial experience
  • User-centred approach
  • Advanced Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Advanced HTML & CSS
  • W3C & WAI compliant
  • Responsive / Mobile friendly
  • WordPress customisation
  • ExpressionEngine customisation
  • Craft CMS customisation

I have a few PHP, Javascript and CMS experts that I work with when required – which is handy.

Right now I am...

  • Building the new website for the NRL's Bunker video review platform: powered by 'Craft' content management system
  • Designing and building a responsive website for a major TV production company - powered by Craft CMS
  • Designing an online software service for the Australian real estate / strata industry
  • Building a Craft CMS website for one of Australia's largest venture capital firms.

Front end developer skills

  • Semantic markup
  • W3C compliance
  • Accessible principles and WAI / Section 508
  • Search engine optimisation principles
  • Cross platform (Mac and Win) and native browser testing as standard
  • Mobile layout / responsive structure
  • Happy to work in other environments (Visual Studio, TextPad, Remote Access, etc.)
  • Comfortable working with developers, designers, project managers...
  • Clean layout, light code (all hand written)
  • Simple commenting and code layout
  • Comfortable working pre, mid or post development
  • Fine attention to detail, swift service.

I have worked closely with developers on many projects:

  • I've worked closely with ASP Classic, ASP.NET, PHP and J2EE developers
  • Microsoft CMS & Microsoft SharePoint customisations
  • Many bespoke applications (in a variety of languages) – customer-facing & admin
  • Proprietary content management systems
  • Site templates & entire websites
  • Email newsletters + MailChimp and CampaignMonitor templates
  • WordPress and Drupal installations and customisations
  • Expression Engine installations and customisations
  • Craft CMS installations and customisations