Custom WordPress Themes
WordPress is a great blogging platform and CMS, provides a great interface for users, but doesn't provide easy ways for nontechnical people to customize the look and feel of a WordPress site beyond the selection of themes. I can provide a custom design, branded for your organization and encapsulated in a WordPress theme. I can also add custom features using PHP and WordPress' templating and plugin API.
Web Applications Using PHP and MySQL
Form-based contact forms, lightweght content management systems, and other simple applications can add richness and interactivity to websites. I have experience with user authentication, application security practices, and common database application design.
Hosting with Ubuntu Server
GNU/Linux servers host more than half the websites on the internet, and the Ubuntu Server distribution is my platform of choice for deploying any kind of website or application.
Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Six years with Pike & Fischer, a small legal publisher owned by the Bureau of National Affairs. My duties include print production for several industry-specific periodicals, book layout, as well as web design and maintenance for all internal and external websites.
The past several years, I've reoriented my computing habits to use Open Source software as much as possible – including the move to the Ubuntu Linux desktop. I see this as a natural outgrowth of more than a decade of enthusiasm for web technology.
- Semantic XHTML / CSS2
- Adobe Photoshop
- Wireframing / Mockup Design
- Web Typography
- E-mail Newsletters
- PHP / MySQL
CMS / Application Frameworks:
- Kohana (CodeIgniter fork)
- Smarty PHP Templating Toolkit
- Adobe InDesign
- Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor
- eBook Production
- Ubuntu Server Edition
- GNU / Linux Fluency
- Security Best Practices
I've used version control systems (Bazaar and Subversion) for programming and website development.
I have experience with Google Analytics and Google AdWords.