Web Development

I’m a Freelancer and Contractor offering Full Stack Web Development and Server Administration services.

With over 20 years in the industry, most of my experience is from 18 years with NetCrafters. Starting in 1996, I created their first generation in-house Content Management System to support several hundred customers, ranging from local and regional businesses to large Fortune 100 corporations.

Highlights include building and supporting systems for Proctor & Gamble Global Recruiting and Talent Supply, Valentine Research, Inc., the Morris Group, Inc. network of companies, United Grinding, Hills Properties, and Dixon Builders.

Services

Contact me for assistance with long term projects, ongoing maintenance, or quick repairs in the following areas:

  • Database driven web sites, custom systems, and APIs
  • Connecting remote sites and systems together
  • Converting web site mockups to responsive HTML and CSS
  • Retrofitting older site designs with responsive code
  • Secure certificate purchasing, installation, and renewals
  • Domain registration and renewals
  • Google Apps setup and support
  • Google Analytics setup and support
  • Troubleshooting complex systems and security issues
  • Linux server deployment and administration
  • Web, DNS, Email, SSH, and FTP servers
  • Parsing remote data (screen scraping)
  • Technical and Support Documentation

Technical Experience

My core development environment is the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) with jQuery/Javascript. I’ve also had a long history with Perl 5, Perl Modules, and CPAN. More recently, I’ve been working with WordPress, the Genesis Framework, and Dynamik Website Builder.

Development – Perl and CPAN, PHP, MySQL, ASP Classic, Javascript, AJAX, jQuery, Prototype/Scriptaculous, JSON and XML APIs, CodeIgniter, WordPress with Genesis Framework & Dynamik Website Builder, HTML and CSS in general. Advanced experience with Regular Expressions.

Server Administration – Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat), APT, Yum, MacPorts, Apache, Nagios 3, Postfix, Mailman, Majordomo, Bind9 DNS, ProFTPD, Secure FTP, Secure Certificates and SSL installation, rsync, Snapback, Icecast and Darkice (streaming audio).

Hosting – Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Managed Hosting, Rackspace Cloud Servers (fka Slicehost), Rackspace Cloud Sites (fka Mosso), Digital Ocean, AISO, Server Beach.

Domain Management – Network Solutions, Bulk Register (eNom), GoDaddy, NameCheap, Blue Razor, Dotster.

E-Commerce – Paypal/Verisign, Authorize.Net, X-Cart, osCommerce and variants, Nexternal, Cart32.

Development Tools – Git, Github, Bitbucket, SourceTree, Eclipse (Aptana and EPIC plugins), Coda, Transmit, Sequel Pro, phpMyAdmin, Dreamweaver, Balsamiq, Clarify, Photoshop, Microsoft Office.

Collaboration – GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, Skype, IRC, Slack, HipChat, FireChat, and join.me.

Miscellaneous – Google Apps setup and support, Google Analytics, Formstack, Wufoo forms, Feedburner, Hootsuite, Emma, MailChimp, OmniFocus, VMWare.

I’ve also had occasional involvement with the IIS web server, MS Access databases, Mercurial, Ecometry, Ruby, Python, TCL, Foswiki and Node.js/Angular.

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