Karl Cooper, Developer in London, United Kingdom
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Karl Cooper

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WordPress Developer

Location
London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
February 25, 2022

Karl is a WordPress developer with ten years of freelance experience. He focuses on WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, and CSS and works on widely varied web development projects, building both simple and cost-efficient websites and large eCommerce sites. As a professional who excels in building custom plugins and themes, converting HTML to WordPress, and using XD, Sketch, and Zeplin for creating designs, Karl gets excellent client feedback.

Portfolio

Nvisage Ltd
WordPress, Web Development, Custom Themes, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, Sass, APIs
Prolifik Web Development Ltd
WordPress, Sketch to WordPress, Web Development, Custom Themes, Database Design...
Luminescence Sun Chemical Security
Database Development, Database Design, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

WordPress, PHP, jQuery, Custom Themes, Theme Customization, WordPress Plugins, XD to HTML, Sketch to WordPress, Sketch to HTML, Adobe XD to WordPress

The most amazing...

...website I've developed is a custom cupboard builder that allows the buyers to build their cupboard from scratch and order it for delivery within minutes.

Work Experience

Web Developer

2015 - 2022
Nvisage Ltd
  • Created a vast range of varied WordPress websites for clients.
  • Developed numerous custom PHP websites for clients interacting with a large variety of different APIs.
  • Created a few CRM systems and a few CMS systems from scratch. Worked mainly in small teams on the back-end development.
Technologies: WordPress, Web Development, Custom Themes, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, Sass, APIs

Company Director | Web Developer

2013 - 2022
Prolifik Web Development Ltd
  • Acted as a freelance web developer and director of a limited company, looking after many clients and their websites.
  • Built a vast amount of varied websites from scratch and helped web design agencies whenever they needed additional support with the existing websites.
  • Created WordPress websites and developed all sorts of apps, CRMs, and databases to match the clients' requirements.
  • Started a limited company in 2020, after being self-employed for eight years, to better manage my clients' expectations.
Technologies: WordPress, Sketch to WordPress, Web Development, Custom Themes, Database Design, Database Development, jQuery, PHP, Sketch to HTML, WordPress Plugins, WooCommerce

IT Manager

2008 - 2013
Luminescence Sun Chemical Security
  • Managed all IT requirements for this medium-sized business and a team of employees to ensure all IT processes ran smoothly.
  • Built a CRM for the company, which managed all stocks, orders, and customers.
  • Maintained all the IT equipment owned by the company, including around 50 employees who used their PCs.
Technologies: Database Development, Database Design, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Microsoft Access

Guaranteed Rent Provider Website

A WordPress website for a rental agent offering guaranteed rent for landlords.

I collaborated with a web design agency that provided the design. The website was built in WordPress from a completely blank theme, which led to a high-speed site with high page speed. The site was built with ACF allowing the admin to easily create their pages.

WooCommerce Website

https://www.totm.com/
Building this website's theme from scratch, I created many custom blocks for the client to use in WordPress's new Gutenberg editor.

A modular approach allowed the client to get the most out of their website, while great page speed and SEO enabled this website to rank extremely high in Google.

Cupboard Builder

https://www.elegantbedrooms.co.uk/sliding-doors/design-your-doors/
With the built-in custom PHP, JavaScript, and jQuery and interacting with WooCommerce, this tool allows users to fully design their cupboard to their exact requirements. They can choose the size and number of doors and choose from a wide variety of colors and finishes for all different doors and frames, which allows them to create a bespoke cupboard. The system then enables the users to order the cupboard for delivery. The user can watch their cupboard come together with a live preview throughout the design and building process.
2010 - 2013

First Class Honors Degree in Computing

Bucks New University - High Wycombe, UK

Libraries/APIs

jQuery

Tools

Microsoft Access

Languages

Sass, JavaScript, PHP, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

Platforms

WordPress, WooCommerce

Paradigms

Database Development, Database Design

Other

Custom Themes, Theme Customization, WordPress Plugins, XD to HTML, Sketch to WordPress, Sketch to HTML, Adobe XD to WordPress, Programming, Web Development, APIs

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