Profile: David Wren
Skills: XHTML/CSS, DOM Scripting, PHP, MySQL, Moodle deployment, Bespoke CMS, Accessibility, Microformats
I have recently become a Freelance Web Developer working with designers and clients all over the UK, including Brighton, Eastbourne, The Isle of Man and Dundee.
Before that I worked for a web development agency in Brighton for several years honing my skills.
I specialise in producing clean standards compliant XHTML code for websites using the latest CSS techniques to give clients page designs maximum impact, flexibility and accessibility. Often the pages I build are served up by content management systems or web applications written in PHP.
Examples of my work
DOT - Isle of Man Department of Transport
DUP - Dundee University Press
The DUP approached me with a static website which had been added to and modified over the years and was starting to show it's age. So I redeveloped the site in PHP to ensure consistency across the site and upgraded the outdated HTML to valid XHTML with CSS. I also introduced a content management system for the site's various titles. For ease of deployment and due to budget constraints the database technology I used was a flat-file SQL system - txtSQL. The site being served by a CMS meant that output would be more standardised and that in the future it could be more easily updated by the system administrators. I also took the opportunity to mark up some of the content with microformats where appropriate.
TTF - The Training Foundation
I have done a lot of work for The Training Foundation, deploying and maintaining Moodle LMS' and the TTF e-learning material, building a series of portal websites which link to the Moodle LMS', and a central CMS to control the content on the sites and the interactions between them.
A few examples: