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

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Skill & software overview

  • Trained graphic designer
  • 19+ 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...

  • Working with Signet to lift their online presence. Interface design & code, EdMs and digital graphics are all part of the suite of changes underway.
  • Working with the NRL on an updated event-map application and membership search web-app.

Testimonials

We are so stoked with the results and Basketball Australia was absolutely blown away with the high-quality work that you were able to produce in such a short amount of time. Angelina, Signet
Well done. Thanks a million. Quick and efficient. Peter R, Balmain Sailing Club
Great job turning this around. Thanks! Sara, RLIF
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
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
Thanks Dave! Definitely more than happy to recommend your work in the future, you've made our emails at signet 100 times easier! Jessica S, Signet
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
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

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