Mike Simmonds

Web Developer and UI Designer

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Work

Real Business
Real Deals
Atkins: Angles
Oktra

Employment

Achievements

  1. Front-end integration with .NET frameworks

Achievements

  1. Designed and built a custom CMS that has been in use for over 5 years and manages Caspian's web portfolio
  2. Created bespoke PHP framework that runs the CMS and all sites/applications in Caspian's web portfolio
  3. Responsively designed and built Real Business - one of the UK's largest, ad driven online magazine for entrepreneurs
  4. Designed and built Real Deals, currently the only responsively designed private equity magazine
  5. Rebuilt Caspian's entire web portfolio to be responsive
  6. Set business up with version control, initally Subversion then over to Git/GitHub
  7. Integration with third party systems - Most notable being Workbooks (CRM) and Bureau van Dijk's Amadeus (financial information for public and private companies)
  8. Moved web portfolio to Amazon Web Services
  9. Managing client expectations

Achievements

  1. Learning how to manage a large, diverse, team with different wants and needs
  2. Dealing with customers
  3. Learning how to take a process, refine it and how to deploy change
  4. Organisation and efficiency

About

A little more about me

I love to share knowledge and explore new ideas with other developers. I often go to web gatherings to listen to talks and keep up to speed. I care deeply about the projects I work on, be design or development and I have an obsessive eye for detail. Some call it a party trick, but I'm proud of being able to spot elements a pixel out and code errors at a distance!

When I'm not working, I love spending time with my son, Charlie, taking lots of photos, and listening to music with the odd bit of mixing. I'm also a keen runner.

You can also find me on; Twitter, GitHub, Stack Overflow, Instagram and LinkedIn.

I am always interested in working with new clients or hearing about exciting opportunities. If you have something I can help with, I'd love to hear from you.

Get in touch

Skills

  • PHP
  • Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • HTML5/CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Linux/Apache
  • MySQL
  • Git/Subversion
  • Google Analytics
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Wordpress
  • cross-browser/legacy testing