CV

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DaveHarrison

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Ballymena, Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland
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Education

B.A.(Hons) Business Studies

Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland
September 1990 - July 1995
 

Earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Honours in Business Studies.

Professional Experience

Web Director/lead developer/lead designer

MCC Computers, Ballymena, NI
October 2004 - Present
 
  1. Web Consultant

    My role now is more as a consultant for the whole web solution process.

    • Implementing a user centric development approach
    • Requirement analysis
    • Translating business needs into web solutions
    • Advising on the technology to be used
  2. Lead web developer

    Still like to get my hands dirty under the bonnet.

    • Strong focus on web standards
    • Using modular, component based code
    • Moving towards a object orientated approach
    • Use of coding frameworks
  3. Lead web designer

    Left and right brain at work

    • Design and layout of websites centered around usability, accessibility and facilitating users to achieve their tasks
    • Strong focus on web standards

Web Standards Developer/Web Standards Consultant

StreamOn.net, Belfast, NI
October 2004 - December 2003
 

Brought back to oversee the implementation of a web standards approach to web development.

  • Leading the drive to implement, web standards across all web solutions
  • Building accessible, useable, web standards based web solutions
  • Developing XHTML/CSS cross platform/browser compatible websites

Senior Web Developer

RadarDigital.net, Belfast, NI
April 2003 - December 2003
 

Employed to develop bespoke content management and eCommerce solutions.

  • Working on bespoke content management systems for various web campaigns
  • Coding in ASP and developing database website integration and content management solutions

Web Development Consultant

Textflow Services Ltd, Belfast, NI
March 2003 - April 2003
 

Employed as a consultant, tasked with leveraging emerging technologies into a traditional printing companies business strategy.

  • Employed in a short-term contract to develop and update in house bespoke software solutions
  • Developed a number of online ordering systems to assist in the provision of digital printing services

Web Developer/Consultant

Freelance, Ballymena, NI
December 2002 - February 2003
 

A time to learn new techniques and pick up new skills.

  • Developed a number of complete web solutions for a variety of clients
  • Used my experience to provide the full internet solution package, from design and concept through to implementation

Senior Web Developer/Project Manager

White Software Ltd, Belfast, NI
January 2002 - December 2002
 

Head of the web team.

  • Consultation with clients to interpret their requirements both in terms of design and functionality and provide recommendations on the optimal solution.
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development team
  • Consulting with the designers, ensuring that design concepts compliment all other aspects of the development of the website
  • Coding in ASP and developing database website integration and content management solutions

Web Designer/Web Developer

Magnett Systems Ltd, Belfast, NI
December 1997 - December 2001
 

Employed as an web designer/developer

  • Creation of story boards, design documents and functional specifications
  • Database design and coding in various server and client side technologies
  • Involvement in projects from start through concepting, design, architecture, layout, usability, selecting appropriate technologies, programming testing and implementation
  • Administration of internal development server, IIS and MS SQL Server
  • Creation of graphical content, including branding and corporate image

Technical Skills

Web Development Strengths

Over 10 years experience concepting and developing cross platform, cross browser solutions for a diverse range of clients, concentrating on usability. Specialist in Search Engine Optimisation, keeping up to date with the latest industry thinking. Experience in e-commerce solutions and bespoke software solutions for all business requirements. Project management: liaison with clients and development team, facilitating solutions produced within timescale and budget and to the client's specification. This includes the design of appropriate documentation to assist in the process.

Web Development Languages

ASP, PHP, HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript various server side and client side technologies.

Web Development Environments

Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server, Windows XP, Mac OS X, Linux, MS IIS 5&6 , Apache, MySQL, MS SQL Server, MS Access

Related Experience

Ongoing learning of emerging technologies and industry standard development tools.

  • Highly proficient in all facets of web design, including browser interoperability, standards-based HTML design, semantic markup, CSS, object-oriented Javascript, Ajax techniques and patterns.
  • Comfortable functioning as both designer and developer, delivering function and aesthetic as well as technical approach.
  • Well-versed in the use of most web technologies.

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Last updated : January 20th, 2008