This role created a great opportunity to get into ASP.NET server side development, as a trainee with my front-end abilities as a temporary focus. In this time, I gained a specific aptitude for slicing PSD / images into clean, standards-compliant XHTML, as well as creating a lot of new designs that I am particularly proud of. In this time, I improved greatly as a support developer, helping with a wide range of client-based issues for an even wider range of software and platforms. I worked with three main CMS platforms on this occasion, and grew in confidence at using them. Sitefinity was a particular favourite of mine, but our Shopframe package led me to working with many ASPDotNetStorefront installations (at varying stages of development) as well as the IronSpeed application development system which I reskinned on a couple of occasions - a brief opportunity to look into how it worked behind the scenes.
This role is of particular importance to my career goals. Given the opportunity to work for a small but bustling workplace, I was solely in charge of making the link between the designers' concepts and the senior developers' functionality. Using table-less styles with CSS, it was up to me to provide a clean mirroring of said designs, taking into account users' needs in terms of accessibility and usability. I worked with two main CMS software packages at this position, Kentico and Activedition. I was required on both occasions to adapt to the processes of these packages, such as the concept of slotting stylesheets directly into a database, and complicated template inheritance functions.
The role involved the creation of ColdFusion websites and engaging content systems, whilst introducing a standards-compliant XHTML markup and a high quality of graphics design; establishing me as a well-rounded developer. In addition to this, I was required on various occasions to put my PHP skills to use to troubleshoot clients- issues. My ColdFusion knowledge had significantly improved, and on the last week of February, finished an empowering and dynamic content management system for a large international Christian trade directory. I had previously re-branded Flint Media-s hosting site (to date the second largest ColdFusion hosting company in the UK) and have enjoyed a large volume of positive feedback from users happy with my work. I am also a strong administration candidate; I ran (and designed the skin for) the now defunct support forums for Flint Media. My customer confidence is very high as well, as I have maintained a good quality of dialogue in tandem with my high standard of web development.
Responsibilities include: • Upgrading a wide range of systems hardware to the clients- needs • Seamless integration with the warehouse, to ensure rapid turnover • Emergency assistance at the partner company, Direct IT • The use of a good working knowledge of server and PC systems • Careful auditing of returned goods due to damage or receipt
Responsibilities include: • Ensuring the fitters leave the showroom with the correct tools • Auditing using the companies- in-house log system • Assisting with the development of the sister company, Staples Investments • The use of a high quality of customer service • Office responsibilities, such as being left in charge of the showroom at various points, and taking fitting arrangements and credit card sales