Eventually I will take the time to write about myself. Until then, this page is not about me; it’s about me not yet having written about myself.
Web Development & Design
I often do both the design work for a new website, as well as the development work. Occasionally, I will only do one or the other, but I like to think of myself as a self-proclaimed web “deviner” (that’s “developer” and “designer” mashed together). I have worked with a wide variety of clients, from churches and small businesses, to enterprise-level corporations, and even the occasional adult website.
I typically build simple websites that don’t require databases, but I have worked extensively with MySQL. I avoid building custom Content Management Systems (CMS), as I find they are far too expensive for most clients, especially when free, powerful alternatives like WordPress exist.
If you read the previous paragraph, you would probably have noted that I work with WordPress when my clients require a Content Management System. Typically, my clients already have their content created within their own WordPress database, and they are simply looking for a “facelift” of their site.
This simply means that they need a new theme built that can display their data in a new way. I also use WordPress for my personal sites, and I try to create new themes for each of them at least once a year, both for practice and to expand my portfolio.
I seem to have done more interface design in recent years than web design, which is absolutely fine with me. I have designed the User Interfaces (UI) for several mobile applications and their corresponding widgets. I also created the interface for a Flash-based flowchart creation web application.
My first real interface design work was creating skins for the game content distribution system Steam, although regrettably I have not had the spare time to create skins for the newest version of Steam.