About

Hi! I'm Jim. I'm a Web developer with around 10 years of professional experience.

I develop top-quality websites that everyday users can use with great ease. I have a strong eye for detail and take a great deal of pride in my work.

Basic Information
Phone:
07793 679 245
Work Experience

2016 - Present

Marketing Delivery
Front-end developer
  • Built and maintained web app for clients and account managers to run reports and analysis on customer data (PHP)
  • Built web app for clients to log and action phone calls to and from customers
  • Using APIs to extract customer data from external sources, loading to SQL Server databases
  • Migrated all web services to new servers, including ensuring everything runs over HTTPS
  • Redesigned and developed company website
  • Building dynamic HTML-based pages and widgets for HTML email marketing campaigns
  • Maintained constantly changing workload, including planning and researching upcoming projects
  • Providing ad-hoc technical support for clients and the company as a whole

2014 - 2016

Obvious Group
Web developer
  • Turning designs into functional and easy to use websites
  • Meeting and liaising with clients before and during development
  • Using external APIs to deliver functional websites and webapps
  • Managing hosting and maintaining company servers
  • Managing legacy websites built using a bespoke CMS
  • Providing ad-hoc technical support for clients (email systems, web and file servers, etc)

2011 - 2014

Big Fish
Front-end developer
  • Front-end development with a heavy emphasis on Wordpress websites
  • Managing a constantly changing workload according to tight deadlines
  • Involved in creative decisions, including advising on front-end effects and user interactivity
  • Analysing issues with existing website projects, resulting in cleaner and more efficient deployed code
  • Liaised with project managers and clients to establish priority of bugs and issues
  • As well as developing websites, responsible for various administrative tasks such as managing and updating passwords and client information

2010 - 2011

Pod1
Front-end developer
  • Front-end development with a heavy emphasis on e-commerce (Magento) and blog (Wordpress) websites
  • Managing a constantly changing workload according to tight deadlines
  • Involved in creative decisions, including advising on front-end effects and user interactivity

2009 - 2010

Consider
Developer
  • Front-end development, creating CMS-driven websites from visuals
  • Implementing JavaScript and Flash for user interface enhancements
  • Back-end development including creating bespoke CMS modules
  • Implemented extensive internal documentation using MediaWiki
  • Providing creative ideas and technical advice for pitches, campaigns, etc
  • Managing a constantly changing workload according to tight deadlines
Skills
Front-end development

XHTML/HTML, CSS 2/3, JavaScript (ES5 and ES6) and AJAX (using jQuery). SCSS and SASS are preferred. Experienced using React and Angular.

Web development

PHP, MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Apache, and NGINX. Wordpress, forum and feedback software. VCS: Git and SVN from command line.

Software

Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign). Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text, and Visual Studio.

Frameworks

Foundation and Bootstrap.

SEO and Information Architecture

Experience and success in optimising websites for search engine hits while also improving usability.

Accessibility and Usability

I create accessible websites and believe in enhancing the user experience by keeping things simple and clutter-free.