I am an experienced local Internet Software Engineer, Web Designer and Web Developer, dependable and multi-faceted, worked in the field of Information Technology for over seventeen years. Over sixteen years of professional web development/design/animation experience. I have built and maintained dozens of web sites (including virtual stores) and one of my sites won an award from Qwest. Here is a summary to give you a complete picture of my skills set and experience:
Worked in the field of Information Technology for over seventeen years
Sixteen years of professional web design/development experience
Strong web developer with focus on UI/UX, Front-End, design and style
Mobile and Responsive Development
Creative thinking: focus on Design and Style
Design and Product Vision
Multimedia Content Development and integration into UI
Web and Print Graphics
Bug Fixing and Software Testing
Web site maintenance
Front-End Development with expert level of HTML and CSS
Development of Custom, user friendly Web Sites, including Mobile and Responsive
Development of Mobile-specific web interfaces/sites
Developing and enhancing new web-based systems
Responsive Design Techniques and Practices
Frameworks: Bootstrap, Jade, jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile
CMS: WordPress, Joomla
Management and development in the hosting environment of websites
Open Source e-commerce: OSCommerce, Zencart, Woocommerce, OpenCart
Adobe Creative Suite
Specific Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
Web and Print Graphics, including Logo Design
Expert in interface usability, layout, color scheme and style
In-depth understanding of modern web practices
Expert HTML4/DHTML/XHTML/HTML5 coder, profound knowledge of each. Long (17 years) history of HTML programming
Hand-code W3C compliant web sites with clean, cross-browser compatible code
Have many years of experience in creating mixed/hybrid HTML/DHTML/FLASH/CSS/jQuery interfaces and table-less XHTML/CSS layout with pixel-precise content positioning
Currently develop mostly in HTML5
Expert CSS coder (15 years)
Started with CSS1, progressed through CSS2 to CSS3
Also program in LESS and SASS
Possess knowledge of Responsive design techniques, that are mostly CSS-based
Currently develop mostly with CSS3
Custom Styling on top of these Frameworks, basically – re-Styling them, because the original Styling might not be desirable
Experienced CMS developer. Deep customization and development of WordPress, Joomla, Concrete5 CMS Platforms
Although I feel at home in any PHP/MySQL/HTML/CSS CMS system, my favorite is WordPress – I consider myself an expert in
WordPress (5 years): built many WP sites, providing deep customization (HTML, PHP and CSS) of Themes, installed and configured
the WP software, Plugins/Widgets, provided maintenance/updates for WP sites, resolved conflicts, even tweaked the WP engine
itself. Successfully conducted MLS/IDX Feed integration
Expert in all the Programs of Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium
Emphasis on Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, FireWorks and DreamWeaver
Very high level of expertise in Photoshop (and a long history – started with Photoshop 4, went through all versions to CS5)
Excellent digital Graphics Designer, web-oriented, but can create for Print as well
Experienced at SEO/SEM – ran successful AdWords campaigns at Google accounts
Have solid experience streamlining and priming HTML code for proper organic SEO
Wrote SEO/SEM Action Plans, which requires staying on top of the ever-changing SEO situation
Have good experience in Flash design/development
Worked in Agile development environment
Worked in Xampp/CakePHP/Git Version Control/Dropbox/PHPMyAdmin/jQuery/Eclipse/WebStorm production environment
Built mobile versions of web sites, both with Responsive design technique/CSS3, and Mobile-specific
Have experience in PHP scripting and MySQL database development/management
Created web sites through all stages – wire framing, design, development, deployment and maintenance
Customized Open Source e-Commerce software and built sites with e-Commerce solutions: OSCommerce, Zencart, WooCommerce
Very good at fixing code and debugging applications and web sites
Exceptional skills in rich web media/web animation, digital photography, digital video and sound engineering
Proficient in digital video delivery over the Net, including true streaming
Web and technically savvy; a quick learner; strong in multitasking
Have solid experience in design, interface usability, graphics, web media optimization, browser compatibility and Internet technologies
Conducted successful, extensive and deep web research
Have a solid Internet Marketing background
Professional, self-motivated, organized, reliable, meticulous as far as the quality of the product is concerned
Strong work ethics, work efficiently on my own or within the group environment
Positive, upbeat attitude; excellent communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills
Friendly, easy to get along with
Pixel-precise Web Design and Development
Development of Web Sites through all stages
Open Source solutions
Web and Print graphics
Web Animation, Web Video and Audio
Below are some samples of my Web Development Portfolio. These samples are of web sites, graphic user interfaces, logos, e-stores, and other web-related work that I have done throughout my career. Of course these are just some samples, there's no way to show all the works. Not everything fits into this Portfolio. Look around the site - there's plenty more to see, especially in My Portfolio!
This is a project for a return customer, AquaWorks DBO, Inc. – a second version of their corporate web site. The site is still being finished, so it still sits on...
I designed and developed this landing page/interface for a front of a CodeIgniter-based Employee Benefits/Discount/Coupon Portal...
Nestor’s Adventures is a children’s education website and book series that strives to promote education and fun filled healthy living. Nestor’s new children’s...
Promotional Web Site for a documentary. Screenshot of the interface...
Africa Project is a full-screen Flash presentation that involved Audio/Video and some ActionScript work...
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Design/build/operate is an integrated approach that delivers all project services under one contract, with a single point of responsibility and simplified oversight for...
Web Development is a very broad term. It implies everything from Web Design to backend development and anything in-between. Web site production involves the use of a variety of software packages and expert application of a number of Web Technologies. Check out the interactive info-boxes below for the Software Tools and scripting languages that I use on a daily basis.
I have used Photoshop for over 16 years. Started with Photoshop, Version 4. This software has been my best friend for the last decade and a half. Went through Versions 4, 5, 7, 9, CS3, now working with Photoshop CS5.
Eclipse is an Open Source multi-language Integrated Development Environment (IDE), or in other words – a multi-language application-wide editor.
Professionally worked with HTML for 17 years. Went with the evolution of this Scripting Language from HTML2.0 to HTML5. I consider myself a very advanced HTML/CSS programmer.
Dreamweaver in a Coder Mode is my primary tool for editing hypertext. It is an excellent editor for web design professionals. I have used this tool for 14 years. Eclipse is used for serious web development, web applications and mobile apps.
PHP is the best, in my view, engine to create complex web applications and/or add functionality to existing sites. Most of my new sites are developed in PHP, although they are still a PHP/HTML mix. PHP allows you to interact with your visitors in ways HTML alone can’t.
I used Adobe InDesign for 5 years and consider it the best tool for professional layouts design in print and digital publishing.
Its ability to create large, highly manageable print projects (like Magazines, covers, flyers and brochures) is unsurpassed.
This bitmap and vector graphics editor, has certainly “grown up” through the years and became a powerful graphics package for professional web designers to rapidly create website vector/raster images, as well as prototypes and application interfaces.
WordPress is a popular PHP/MySQL-based Content Management System, that is a fabulous platform allowing for flexibility, growth and expansion. More and more clients want to implement WordPress on their sites to take advantage of its extensible nature – various features from SEO, to slideshows, to full-blown ecommerce solutions, to name a few – are available for application to your web site through the use of WordPress Plugins. I have profound experience with CMS customization/development (WordPress, Joomla). I worked on many WP sites, providing deep customization (both PHP and CSS) of Themes, installed and configured Plugins, even tweaked the WP engine itself. Below are examples of sites, developed by me in WordPress.
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