Front-end Web Developer

I have been hand-coding HTML and CSS for over sixteen years (tableless, standards-compliant since 2002). I enjoy tinkering with jQuery. I'm working with HTML, CSS and JS everyday.

Quick overview of front end web 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 behaviour
  • 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) + commenting
  • 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

Front end developer clients (a sample):

  • Department of Education and Training
  • National Rugby League (NRL)
  • Fox Symes and Associates
  • Blake Dawson
  • Corality
  • Tourism Technology
  • Chandler Macleod
  • Singleton Ogilvy Interactive
  • BMF
  • G2
  • Sensory Creative
  • Pixel This
  • LoveJungle
  • Bullseye
  • Citizen Watches Australia
  • Easy School Resources
  • Slader.com

If I can help you with your project, call me on 0409 037 250 or send me a message.

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.

Testimonials

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
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
My Hero! What can I say. Finally a person who cares about all the details! Charlie, Charlie Chan Music
Thank you for your amazing work and website. Loving it! John Stewart, Tudor House
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
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
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
Thanks Dave, You’re a legend! Much appreciated. Al, Specialised Force

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