[skills] [skill value=”70″ bg=”D1D1D1″]PHP[/skill] [skill value=”50″ bg=”C8C7C7″]Javascript[/skill] [skill value=”75″ bg=”BDBDBD”]Illustrator[/skill] [skill value=”85″ bg=”B3B2B2″]HTML/CSS[/skill] [skill value=”55″ bg=”A9A8A8″]Photoshop[/skill] [/skills]


As already mentioned, I live on the web. I have designed and/or modified at least 11 websites, with WordPress being my speciality  (7/11 were built on WordPress). I am perfectly comfortable digging around in the PHP, HTML, CSS and Javascript in-behind a site. I enjoy taking a clients needs, finding a suitable template for them, and then customising it to fit. This often includes the use of javascript and/or WordPress plugins, which I have a good working knowledge of. I understand the inner workings of a WordPress template, as well as the WordPress hierarchy.

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I pride myself on staying up to date with the latest trends and developments in all things web / internet / technology. People often come to me for advice on these topics because they recognise the fact that I like to live on the bleeding edge of ‘what’s new’. I have invested hundreds of hours into reading blogs, following up on new start-ups, and staying abreast of how it all works. More than a casual user however, I like to dig deeper and understand the more ‘geeky’ side of the new technology, and what is possible with it.


I have had a strong interest in design for as long as I can remember, and often enjoy surfing the net for great looking websites. My role at ShowRibbons helped me to further hone my Illustrator and Photoshop skills, and I have also designed many of the components for the other websites that I have built. I have also created Logos and icons for local organisations.


Having grown up using computers, my computer skills match that of many geeks. I have been a Mac user for 20 years and a ‘power user’ for 10. I have also helped Titirangi Baptist Church install and deploy a Mac Server, and have been the go-to ‘trouble shooter’ for all the TBC staff, for both Windows and Mac. I also dabble with Linux! Currently I am in the process of teaching myself Objective-C, so that I can write iPhone Apps.

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