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Development

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Services

Design

Effective brand recognition and professional website design is vital to your business's growth and marketability now and in the long run. My skill set includes custom design services ranging from basic to advanced site design and implementation, to logo design and packaging. So regardless of your business needs, one of my packages can match your requirements I will always provide one-on-one consultation and advise you of your options through the whole process.

web design services

web development services

Development

Want to start small? There will be plenty of flexibility and opportunity to grow. I'll help you build a scalable, standards compliant, mobile-ready website or application. From a 1-5 page starter template (HTML5) to highly complex, database driven application and eCommerce platforms. If you are already using a content management system (CMS), our would like to upgrade to one I can certainly help you with that. I'll always offer my help and advice along the way, and leave you with a well documented How-To user manual. Simply review my web packages to choose the right fit for your needs.

Hosting

I'll provide Linux-based hosting and will work with Apache servers, MySQL databases, PHP and Python. This hosting will include services such as email, domain registery, multiple databases, multimedia services and cloud storage. We'll review your website or application together to evaluate the requirements and choose the right flexible monthly or annual package solution.

web hosting services

email marketing services

Email Newsletter Marketing

Hosted email newsletter application. Lets you send trackable emails, authenticated bulk emails at a low price without sacrificing deliverability. No need to spend a lot of money with pay-as-you-go services like MailChimp or Constant Contact. If you're not already taking advantage of email newsletter marketing here is a great article to remind you that it's a very viable communication tool to have in your arsenal.

Email Critic | 7 Reasons Why Email Newsletter Marketing Still Works
"Some email marketing tactics stay tried-and-true and email newsletter marketing is near the top of that list." - Scott Hardigree

James Chartrand | Testimonial

James Chartrand | Men with Pens

Working with Chris has been a pleasure. He makes even the most complex challenges look easy, and has the advanced Wordpress development and coding skills anyone could need - which is exactly why I trust him to work on some of our most valuable client projects. Even better, Chris always delivers on time, in short order, and communicates clearly in a friendly manner. What more could you ask for?

Experience

Men with Pens
2012-Present Custom WordPress Templates
  • PSD to HTML/CSS Conversion utilizing the WordPress Genesis framework.
  • Creating subscription based mailing lists using Aweber.
  • Create custom Post Types and PHP functions.
  • Use LESS, Bootstrap or Foundation and Grunt for productivity.
  • Created MySQL backups
  • migrated websites to the live client servers.
Sport Concussion Library
2010-present Drupal, eLearning, Hosting
  • Work as a web consultant and lead developer for all projects including the responsive online library built with Schlr and Drupal.
  • SCAT3 | A smartphone/tablet application for collecting concussion information for trainers and coaches. This application was built with custom HTML/CSS/PHP and Foundations.js.
  • Developed four concussion eLearning module sets. Created all the illustrations, animations, custom HTML5/CSS3/Javascript.
  • Hosting and maintenance for all websites and applications.
thinkdo
2011-Present email marketing and hosting
  • Custom HTML Email Newsletter templates for the Heart and Stroke Foundation marketing campaigns
  • Built the thinkdo website. Custom responsive template with WordPress
  • Built a number of Drupal based websites for thinkdo clients.
  • Developed a online questionnaire, subscription form and competition (HTML/PHP/CSS/JSON/Javascript/XML) to collect data for Heart and Stroke Foundation and Nintendo WII.
  • Provide web hosting for client websites

Key Skills

Front-End Development

89%

HTML5/CSS3/LESS

95%

JS/Bootstrap/Foundations

81%

Wordpress Development

93%

Drupal Development

85%

Joomla Development

77%

PHP/MySQL

76%

Hosting

93%

Adobe Photoshop

91%

Adobe Indesign

72%

Adobe Illustrator

75%

Education

2001-2004 Cambrian College

Studied in the Arts and technology, Graphic Design program at Cambrian College in Sudbury Ontario, Canada.

Awards

DesignFirms

Web Award 2010-11 for the website designshifts.com. Designshifts has won the August 2010 DESIGNFIRMS™ web award

Layers Magazine

Featured article in the September-October issue of Layers magazine, 2010. Design Makeover: Community Arts Center