Web Development

For several years I have been the Webmaster for the WatfordLive local arts festival. I built their interactive website from scratch, and each year I make various changes according to the requirements of the festival.

I also regularly work for Future Start Independent Financial Planning, where I help with SEO and various modifications

I have also designed a few sites for small businesses.

Several years ago I completed a CIW distance learning course, which gave me a good foundation in web design and internet technology. I have studied XHTML, PHP, MySQL databases and to a lesser extent Javascript. I passed this course with excellent grades, and then expanded my knowledge by working through Robin Nixon’s “PHP, MySQL & Javascript”, which I thoroughly recommend to anyone who wants an introduction to the ‘big-3’ web technologies that allow you to create dynamic websites. This book was a massive help to me as I designed the Watford Live website, which relies heavily on PHP and MySQL for it’s functions.

Recently I have been getting deeper into and increasingly reliant on WordPress.org, which was used to create this website.

Web development is not my main source of income, but the work is growing with my experience, and I am always interested to hear about new projects.