Front-end Web Developer

I have been hand-coding HTML and CSS for over nineteen 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
  • 22+ 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
  • ZenDesk theme customisation

Right now I am...

  • Working with Signet to lift their online presence. Interface design & code, EdMs and digital graphics are all part of the suite of changes underway.
  • Ongoing work with Insignia to create digital art for online and tradeshow promotion.
  • Working with a podcast production company on a popular US-based medical podcast website running Wordpress.

Testimonials

This is perfect, well done. For future reference things like this is why we like working with you, so keep it up. Rickard, Corality
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
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
Just wanted to follow up and say a massive thank you again for your efforts to refresh support.playrugbyleague. We’re all loving it and super proud to show it off! Jemma W, NRL
A1 Dave!", "Boom!!!!", "Yeah that’s the ticket! Ben, Cognify
Thanks Dave – this is all done & dusted now – thanks heaps for the fast turnaround! Jessica S, Signet
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
Ahh you are the greatest!! Thanks so so much. Cass W., NRL

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