Front-end Web Developer

I have been hand-coding HTML and CSS for over sixteen years (tableless, standards-compliant since 2002). I enjoy tinkering with jQuery. I'm working with HTML, CSS and JS everyday.

Quick overview of front end web developer skills:

  • Semantic markup
  • W3C compliance
  • Accessible principles and WAI / Section 508
  • Search engine optimisation principles
  • Cross platform (Mac and Win) and native browser testing as standard
  • Mobile layout / responsive behaviour
  • Happy to work in other environments (Visual Studio, TextPad, Remote Access, etc.)
  • Comfortable working with developers, designers, project managers...
  • Clean layout, light code (all hand written) + commenting
  • Comfortable working pre, mid or post development
  • Fine attention to detail, swift service.

I have worked closely with developers on many projects:

  • I've worked closely with ASP Classic, ASP.NET, PHP and J2EE developers
  • Microsoft CMS & Microsoft SharePoint customisations,
  • Many bespoke applications (in a variety of languages) – customer-facing & admin,
  • Proprietary content management systems,
  • Site templates & entire websites
  • Email newsletters + MailChimp and CampaignMonitor templates
  • WordPress and Drupal installations and customisations
  • Expression Engine installations and customisations
  • Craft CMS installations and customisations

Front end developer clients (a sample):

  • Department of Education and Training
  • National Rugby League (NRL)
  • Fox Symes and Associates
  • Blake Dawson
  • Corality
  • Tourism Technology
  • Chandler Macleod
  • Singleton Ogilvy Interactive
  • BMF
  • G2
  • Sensory Creative
  • Pixel This
  • LoveJungle
  • Bullseye
  • Citizen Watches Australia
  • Easy School Resources
  • Slader.com

If I can help you with your project, call me on 0409 037 250 or send me a message.

Quick facts

  • Freelance web designer based in the Blue Mountains (just outside Sydney)
  • Prefer to work from my office
  • Hour rate: $ contact me
  • Project rate: $ will quote
  • I'm passionate about quality
  • Married, with two great kids

Read more about me...

Skill & software overview

  • Trained graphic designer
  • 16+ yrs commercial experience
  • User-centred approach
  • Advanced Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Advanced HTML & CSS
  • W3C & WAI compliant
  • Responsive / Mobile friendly
  • WordPress customisation
  • ExpressionEngine customisation
  • Craft CMS customisation

I have a few PHP, Javascript and CMS experts that I work with when required – which is handy.

Right now I am...

  • Designing and front-end coding an online software service for the Australian real estate / strata industry. This electronic strata voting app allows lot owners and strata managers to setup & vote on strata agendas.
  • Working with Signet to lift their online presence. Interface design & code, EdMs and digital graphics are all part of the suite of changes underway.

Testimonials

Mate just wanted to thank you for all your help throughout the second half of 2010. You've been a great help to us and very responsive. I hope we get to continue to use your skills in 2011. Chris R, NRL
The NRL Rookie site is looking great! Legend! Fantastic... Really appreciate your efforts Dave! Sara, NRL
Thanks Dave, You’re a legend! Much appreciated. Al, Specialised Force
Wow after months of collaboration with the fantastic Dave Rayner, we are loving our new website. Colourful, fresh, easy to navigate and so many pictures to get our travel juices flowing! A big thank you Dave for making our transition from old to new super easy. Hayley, Sisterhood Women's Travel
This is perfect, well done. For future reference things like this is why we like working with you, so keep it up. Rickard, Corality
Thanks Dave, all looks perfect... The site is looking absolutely brilliant and is exactly as hoped for it to look and function. Tony M, NRL Wellbeing & Education
Thanks so much! We all love the new website and content management system... A very creative and strategically spot on solution. Thanks! Anna, HeartKids
Very impressive turn around! Thanks mate, I really appreciate it. In hindsight, this should have been done a long time ago. Looking forward to the next stage of development! Oskar B, Sino Resources Capital

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