I’m passionate about good clean code, modern front-end design, site longevity, speed+quality, and giving the best user experience for backend website management.

Qualifications

My core skillset is WordPress Development; which encompasses:

Website Design, PHP, CSS, JS, HTML, MySQL, Brand Design

However, being a full stack developer, my other abilities, libraries, languages (basically what I’m spending my days doing) includes:

jQuery, LESSCSS/SASS, Unix+Apache Servers, .htaccess, WP-CLI, JSON/REST APIs, terminal/cli, Google APIs, Knowledge Graph, VPS Setup, DNS Management, oAuth 2.0, AWS (EC2 RDS Route53 S3) cloud setup, Site migrations, WP Theme customizations, Responsive design, mobile site optimization, Site Audits & Optimization, foundational SEO work, LetsEncrypt SSL, Responsive Sites, AMP Support, HIDPI Support

My focus right now, where I’m dedicating all my learning and steering any new side projects to is:

Node, React, Vue

Community

I volunteer a portion of my time contributing to helping other WordPress developers, I’m a top 1% contributor on WordPress.stackexchange.com. I’m also giving back to the open source community as best I can by keeping my non-contracted code open source, my snippets public, and releasing WordPress plugins (currently used by more than 10,300 websites).

Experience

Since 2008 I’ve work on well over 150 WordPress websites – from small weekend artists needing a profile, to a large cross-country businesses like Arrow Transportation. For the majority of sites, I’ve coded custom themes andor plugins to meet their individual needs.

2011 – Present : ROI Media Works Corp

  • Designer & Developer
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining all websites (60 – 70)
  • Troubleshooting & customer support, assist with proposals & estimates
  • Created a robust hosting stack with AWS and WordPress network for increased performance, management, and cost reduction
  • Created a crawl and uptime applications to monitor health and status of all websites and server, and to help find errors before customers did
  • Created custom CRM web app to manage projects and clientele

2009 – Present : Freelancing

  • Designer & Developer, Consultation
  • Contract for website development for small entities
  • Brand packaging (logos, print material, website, social media content, etc)

2008 – 2012 : heyshauna.com

  • Contract Developer
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining all websites
  • Created a “pods”-like framework for rapid website development
  • Created hosting solution for easier management and backup

2008 – 2009 : Vernon & District Preforming Arts Centre

  • Graphic Design Assistant / in-house Web Developer
  • Assisting the Designer with Poster and print material
  • Recreating and rebuilding vdpac.ca on a custom coded CMS platform in PHP that securely held up and was continued to be used until 2018

Contact

Write me at david@davidsword.ca