About

I am a freelance web designer and front-end developer based in Modesto, CA. I’ve been doing this web thing for some time now and I absolutely love it. My focus is on HTML5, CSS and PHP, as well as content-management systems, such as WordPress.
The work I provide is of highest quality, fully responsive, and tested in a wide range of devices. I take great care to ensure each project is well-documented and easily maintainable so you can enhance a website as your company grows.
Often front-end development of a website is overlooked, but being the part of your project that combines design, back-end development and the layer that your users interact with, from my experience, it is the most important to get right.
My clients have found that launching with a well considered and well developed front-end has saved them time and money and makes for a product that is consistently of high quality.

Clients often approach me when they need a developer who can provide:

Front-end Development

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • AngularJS
  • Performance
  • Animation

WordPress Websites

  • Theme Development
  • Admin/Plugin Setup
  • Custom Functionality

Responsive Websites

Skills

I have many years experience as a WordPress and front-end developer, creating responsive websites of a high quality.

In my past experience as a freelancer and working for agencies I have also obtained an eye for detail and appreciation for design, knowledge of integrating with and developing server-side, as well as knowing how to efficiently project manage and work with clients and colleagues successfully.

I now specialise in WordPress and front-end development but my knowledge of multiple fields allows me to work on a project with the full scope in mind; simplifying the process of our working together and producing a more cohesive experience for your users.

Front-end Developer

I create responsive websites that allow the user to experience your website in the best and most appropriate way suited to the device they are using. By working using progressive enhancement, your website is delivered with a responsive layout that can best make use of the space available on the smallest to largest devices. Cross browser compatibility is ensured by using feature detection so older browsers still in use today provide a solid experience, whilst modern browsers can go the next step and enhance a user’s time spent on your site.

Writing semantic markup that is documented and easy to read means it can be maintained and scaled in the future, and allows co-workers to quickly work with it.

Rather than create websites on a page-by-page basis, I instead consider each element of your screen-based designs as separate components that can exist elsewhere on a website; outside of the context of your design compositions. With these components I produce a style guide that acts as a document for a reusable and maintainable code base. All involved in a project can rely on a style guide to understand a project’s language and produce a more consistent user experience.

WordPress Developer

In many projects, my client’s require the ability to manage the content of their website. WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system which I have many years of experience with. WordPress is extremely customisable via its API and third-party plugins; my experience enables me to make the most cost-effective decisions when it comes to choosing between a pre-made plugin or writing custom code. My focus when customising WordPress is on ease of use and maintainability; making sure you can manage your content as simply and quickly as possible.