I can help you plan, design and build your web site. I am able to write strong content and market your business effectively. My knowledge of IT and servers means I can support and run your hosting and IT infrastructure.

I have a degree in multimedia design and production and have completed the Open University’s Certificate in Web Application Development. I am individually qualified in the Google AdWords Certification Program and I’m a Zend PHP Certified Engineer (ZCE) and Certified MySQL Associate (CMA). I’m currently studying towards a degree in Computing with the Open University.

I recently passed the Google Analytics Individual Qualification (IQ) exam, achieving 90%.

The Ingredients You Need

Web Design and Development

Web Design

  • Standards compliant HTML & CSS
  • Web & print design experience

Internet Marketing

  • Writing content, proof reading
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Adwords
  • Email marketing
  • Google Adwords certified

Web Development

  • WordPress, MODX, Drupal, Joomla!
  • PHP, MySQL, jQuery

IT Administration

  • Windows & Linux experience
  • PC & server deployments
  • LAMP experience

The Recipe – What I Do

Preparation & Planning

  • Understanding the goals
  • Structure & content
  • Evaluating technologies & hosting solutions

Getting Web Sites Built

  • Web design & development
  • QA & testing
  • Server deployment

Web Site Maintenance

  • Attracting visitors, increasing traffic
  • Web analytics / visitor statistics
  • Improvements & changes

Supporting Users & IT

  • Training & education
  • Troubleshooting & repairs
  • Upgrades & new deployments
Web Design and Development

MySQL and Zend PHP Certified

Degree in IT & Computing

2008 – Present
I’m studing towards this degree in my spare time and have already completed the Open Uni’s Certificate in Web Applications Development course.

Object-oriented programming with Java

The fundamental ideas behind object-oriented programming using the Java language.

Putting Java to work

A good grounding in many of the advanced facilities of object-oriented Java including inheritance, polymorphism, class libraries and the Java human-computer interface.

Relational databases: theory and practice

An advanced relational databases course, starting with database management systems and their facilities. This was followed by a theory of relations, underpinning topics such as data modelling and database architecture, SQL and the development of a practical database system. It also touched upon the role of JAVA and XML.

Designing applications with Visual Basic

More object-oriented programming, this time using VB to design and write small applications.

Microsoft server technologies

This course covers Windows Server 2008 Active Directory configuration and network configuration. The syllabus closely follows the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) used for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exams.

Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century

Students will gain an understanding of design, acquire new design skills and build a portfolio of design projects as a strong foundation for future study or work experience. This online course looks at common principles of design and ways of thinking that lead to ideas and creative solutions.

Certificate in Web Applications Development

2006 – 2008
An Open University course that covers the web application development process, including PHP programming, database design and open source development and versioning tools.

Web applications: design, development and management

An introduction to web application design and development including usability, HTML and CSS.
Result: Distinction

The client-side of application development

Designing and developing client-based applications using JavaScript.
Result: Grade 2 pass

The server-side of application development

Exploring the role of the server in web applications and using Active Server Pages to create dynamic Web pages.
Result: Distinction

Databases within website design

This course introduces database design using entity-relationship diagrams and the construction of queries MySQL and Cold Fusion.
Result: Grade 2 pass

Open source development tools

This course introduces the origins and aims of open source software, and its principles of software development and distribution. The course provides practical experience of CVS, PHP, MySQL and Apache.
Result: Distinction

Web server management, performance and tuning

This course explores the role of server administration and its contribution to planning, deployment, and management of a web application. It introduces tools and techniques to assist with capacity planning, monitoring of workloads, identification of performance bottlenecks, and security failures.
Result: Distinction

Certificate in Web Applications Development

2006 – 2008
An Open University course that covers the web application development process, including PHP programming, database design and open source development and versioning tools.

Web applications: design, development and management

An introduction to web application design and development including usability, HTML and CSS.
Result: Distinction

The client-side of application development

Designing and developing client-based applications using JavaScript.
Result: Grade 2 pass

The server-side of application development

Exploring the role of the server in web applications and using Active Server Pages to create dynamic Web pages.
Result: Distinction

Databases within website design

This course introduces database design using entity-relationship diagrams and the construction of queries MySQL and Cold Fusion.
Result: Grade 2 pass

Open source development tools

This course introduces the origins and aims of open source software, and its principles of software development and distribution. The course provides practical experience of CVS, PHP, MySQL and Apache.
Result: Distinction

Web server management, performance and tuning

This course explores the role of server administration and its contribution to planning, deployment, and management of a web application. It introduces tools and techniques to assist with capacity planning, monitoring of workloads, identification of performance bottlenecks, and security failures.
Result: Distinction

Degree in IT & Computing

2008 – Present
I’m studing towards this degree in my spare time and have already completed the Open Uni’s Certificate in Web Applications Development course.

Object-oriented programming with Java

The fundamental ideas behind object-oriented programming using the Java language.

Putting Java to work

A good grounding in many of the advanced facilities of object-oriented Java including inheritance, polymorphism, class libraries and the Java human-computer interface.

Relational databases: theory and practice

An advanced relational databases course, starting with database management systems and their facilities. This was followed by a theory of relations, underpinning topics such as data modelling and database architecture, SQL and the development of a practical database system. It also touched upon the role of JAVA and XML.

Designing applications with Visual Basic

More object-oriented programming, this time using VB to design and write small applications.

Microsoft server technologies

I’m due to start this course in September 2012. It covers computer networking and Windows server technologies. By completing the course, I should gain Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification (the OU is a Microsoft Academy).