Projects

Personal Portfolio website

Powered by WordPress CMS using the Responsive Mobile theme from CyberChimps featuring a new mobile first design and grid, new HTML5 support, and new lightweight framework merging original Responsive Theme and Underscores starter theme. Adobe Flash ActionScript, HTML5 Canvas fallback and CSS3 animations with Modernizr feature detection are demonstrated, together with asynchronous page loading via an AJAX quickview menu. CloudFlare provides site performance improvement through CDN, web content optimisation tools, security features and analytics, and recently introduced universal SSL. Website links to active social media and Meetup accounts.

Magazine Theme website

London based non-profit organisation financed by members’ contributions. The website was powered by WordPress using the Arras Theme. Online presence also included social media and society wiki using MediaWiki.
Provided technical assistance with development of the WordPress website, adding functionality to the Arras theme through custom functions, shortcodes and theme hooks. Added scrolling news ticker with hyperlinks to header, and slideshow sidebar widget, both built on jQuery Cycle plugin transitions, as well as video player and XML playlist pages with HTML5 and Flash capability using JW Player plugin for members area. Tailored WP eCommerce plugin for the society shop to additionally allow purchase of zero value items and free downloads, and to enable specific payment gateways being available dependent on user role.
Tailored Storefront Echo theme to provide modern responsive look to the new society eShop. Page templates were developed to simplify the new/renew membership process. Hooked functions enabled member details to be synchronised between Storefront Echo theme and main Arras theme. Additional action link to resend admin report from sales log details page.
Other projects were AJAX category calendar widget, revamped YouTube channel, personalised MediaWiki Vector and Monobook skins and prototype fully responsive Metrolook skin with wiki page content in css masonry layouts.

Make WordPress

Having made use of WordPress support forums and Codex over the last few years, now contribute back to the WordPress community at Make WordPress in spare time. Helping out and solving problems in support forums is a great way to gain knowledge and make WordPress even better.

Training

Studied web development (PHP programming with MySql, including Object-Oriented and eCommerce components), web design (HTML, CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5) and graphic design (Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Flash CS5) at private computing college in London.