Simon East

(Shameful admission: yes, I whipped up this page really quickly in MS Word, so that I can get on with other, more important projects.)

 

DEVELOPMENT SKILLS

 

Advanced:

        HTML5

        CSS3

        Flash CS5 and Actionscript 3

        Javascript

        jQuery framework

        PHP 4 & 5

        MySQL 4 & 5

        SQL

        Drupal CMS

        Wordpress CMS

        Photoshop CS4

        InDesign CS4

        ASP 3

        XML/JSON

        Subversion (SVN)

        AutoIt Windows Scripting

        Apache configuration & .htaccess files

        Word & Excel VBA Macros

 

Intermediate:

        Adobe Air

        Adobe Illustrator

        Git version control

        Selenium website testing framework

        Symfony2 PHP framework

        CakePHP framework

        Ruby on Rails framework

        Django Python framework

        ASP.NET in VB or C#

 

Learning:

        Python

        ASP.NET

        Concrete5 CMS

        Perl

        Joomla

        VB.NET Windows applications

 

 


LIST OF NOTABLE WEB DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS DURING 2011

 

 

Mazda Australia

June 2011, through Igloo Digital Agency

www.mazda.com.au

www.m5missions.com.au

 

Responsible for:

        Full development of m5missions, a Wordpress mini-site based on given design: CSS, HTML, Wordpress setup, custom PHP modules, Google Maps, jQuery, Twitter feeds, social links

        Full development of Mazda Motorshow iPad web app a digital brochure containing text, forms, links and videos to be displayed on iPads at Melbourne International Motorshow 2011.

        Conversion of a Flash-based car colour-selector into jQuery, compatible for iOS devices, on main Mazda site

        Front-end design of various forms and jQuery form validation on main Mazda site

 

Technologies used:

        HTML5, CSS3

        Wordpress & MySQL

        Custom PHP5

        Google Maps API v3

        jQuery

        Safari/Webkit CSS acceleration features (3D transforms & transitions)

        AJAX & JSON

        Social links and APIs: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus

 

 

Crown Melbourne

May & July 2011, through Igloo Digital Agency

www.crownmelbourne.com.au

m.crownmelbourne.com.au

 

Responsible for:

        Tweaks, fixes & improvements to front-end design for mobile site.  Building of custom swipe-gestured image carousels.  Design and usability testing across iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows 7 mobile devices.

        Building front-end design for primary desktop site (completely redesigned in 2011).  Browser testing.

 

Technologies used:

        HTML5, CSS3

        jQuery & numerous plugins

        Custom Javascript

 

 

National Pink Ribbon Day

July October 2011, through Igloo Digital Agency

www.pinkribbonday.com.au

 

Responsible for:

        Complete implementation of front-end design, including numerous drop-down menus

        Cleanup and modification of existing Drupal CMS back-end.  Restructuring of online shopping cart, donation system, volunteer system (with Google Maps), and CMS-driven content.  Several thousand lines of PHP code were improved and updated.

        Data management: reviewing logs, investigating database errors and backup systems, credit card gateways, CSV/XML exporting features

        Facebook application promoting a competition and capturing user data.  Display of Flash-based e-card and high levels of Facebook integration (authentication, permissions, walls posts, notifications, etc.)

 

Technologies used:

        HTML5, CSS3

        jQuery & several plugins

        Drupal 7 & MySQL

        Custom PHP5

        Google Maps API v3

        Facebook Javascript API for authentication, permissions, wall posting etc.

        Selenium web testing framework

 

 

Victorian Government: Teen Drinking Laws

October 2011, through Igloo Digital Agency

www.teendrinkinglaw.vic.gov.au/questions

 

Responsible for:

        Development of Symfony2 database interface with various forms, passworded admin-area, and email notifications

 

Technologies used:

        HTML5, CSS3

        jQuery & AJAX

        Symfony2 PHP MVC framework

        Custom PHP5

 

 

Cricket Australia

September 2011, through Igloo Digital Agency

www.cricket.com.au

 

Responsible for:

        Fixing browser bugs (particularly Internet Explorer) and CSS layout issues

 

Technologies used:

        HTML5, CSS3

        Virtualisation of various versions of Internet Explorer

 

 

PVBS Clothing

September 2011, freelance client

www.pvbs.com.au

 

Responsible for:

        Complete site redesign

 

Technologies used:

        Adobe Photoshop CS4

        HTML5, CSS3

        jQuery

        Wordpress CMS with shopping cart plugins

        Custom PHP5

 

 

Ignite

August 2011, freelance client

www.ignite.org.au

 

Responsible for:

        Complete site design and development

        Communication with client from initial brief to final delivery

 

Technologies used:

        HTML5, CSS3

        jQuery

        Facebook Javascript API & plugins

 

 

A video screencast showcasing some of my earlier web development projects can be found via this link (MP4 video):

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9911892/PHP_Folio_Demo.mp4