Nick Davis, HTML to WordPress Developer in Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom
Nick Davis

HTML to WordPress Developer in Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom

Member since January 12, 2017
Nick is a friendly and experienced WordPress developer and consultant who solves business problems with clean, quality code and clear communication. He launched his first website in 1997 and has previously run a large team of website developers and designers in Dubai. After discovering WordPress in 2010, he started freelancing, delivering custom websites for clients all over the world.
Nick is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • eSanctuary Sagl
    MySQL, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress
  • ITP
    Escenic CMS, iOS, WordPress, PHP
  • BAA
    Email Marketing, Content Management Systems (CMS)

Experience

Location

Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

GitHub, Git, PhpStorm

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is a large custom database of doctors featuring related classifications of conditions, specialties, and services, all on WordPress.

Employment

  • WordPress Developer and Consultant

    2010 - PRESENT
    eSanctuary Sagl
    • Built custom WordPress websites and plugins for clients all over the world.
    • Specialized first in Photoshop (PSD) to WordPress website conversions and offered WordPress development and consulting services.
    • Skilled in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript conversions of front-end designs to WordPress themes.
    • Specialized in the Genesis framework for WordPress and wrote an email newsletter about Genesis, which reaches hundreds of subscribers every week.
    • Extended and created plugins from scratch to achieve almost any desired functionality using WordPress as a platform.
    • Advised clients regularly on making the best technology choices, including how and when to use WordPress, to meet their business goals.
    Technologies: MySQL, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress
  • Head of Online Development

    2008 - 2010
    ITP
    • Oversaw the implementation and continual improvement of all web and mobile activities for the largest publishing group in the Middle East.
    • Delivered 30+ websites with over 10 million page impressions a month and total annual turnover of several million US dollars.
    • Delivered comprehensive mobile strategy, including two iPhone apps.
    • Managed a team of over 25 web developers, designers, and production staff.
    • Worked with multiple content management systems, including Escenic and WordPress.
    Technologies: Escenic CMS, iOS, WordPress, PHP
  • Communications Manager

    2006 - 2008
    BAA
    • Worked in the communications department of the UK’s third busiest airport, frequently in the media spotlight for its extensive growth plans.
    • Handled website and email messaging for Stansted Airport.
    • Worked with colleagues across the airport, the BAA group, and external agencies to deliver multiple complex stakeholder projects to tight deadlines. Briefed and managed design agencies, printers, and others.
    • Produced and edited a range of printed publications including planning proposals, consultation documents, and community newsletters.
    • Launched a monthly email newsletter for Stansted’s business audience.
    • Managed the communications department budget for website and email.
    Technologies: Email Marketing, Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Web Developer

    2002 - 2006
    ACCA
    • Contributed to the digital infrastructure of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the world’s fastest growing accountancy body with 500,000 students and members worldwide.
    • Split work between editorial, technical, and project-based roles on an award-winning website that reaches over 1,000,000 people every month.
    • Managed key projects, including a re-launch of all ACCA’s national websites, introduction of site-wide statistics reports and analysis, and launch of a range of monthly e-newsletters to over 400,000 people.
    • Selected, generated, and wrote articles, setting editorial agendas and producing content for both internet and intranet websites.
    Technologies: CSS, HTML
  • Freelance Editor

    2001 - 2001
    Tesco
    • Produced content for the corporate intranet, which is read in stores and across the company.
  • Freelance Journalist

    2001 - 2001
    ITV Digital
    • Worked on the sports section of their interactive TV platform, writing stories/features and supervising discussion forums.
  • Content Manager

    2000 - 2001
    Carlton Television
    • Managed and made daily updates to the Carlton.com homepage.
    • Worked with the editorial team and ensured selection of the most compelling and timely content to maximize traffic across the website.
    • Managed the Astrology channel, increasing page impressions/revenue. Developed interactive quizzes, SMS, and premium rate phone services. Assumed editorial responsibility for the ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ website.
    Technologies: CMS Management, HTML
  • Content Producer

    2000 - 2000
    Tiscali (World Online)
    • Wrote, subbed, and researched news stories to tight deadlines for the UK arm of Pan-European ISP Tiscali (formerly known as World Online).
    • Edited the sport and music channels of the website.
    Technologies: CSS, HTML, CMS Management
  • Freelance Journalist

    2000 - 2000
    BBC
    • Worked as a broadcast journalist, completing match reports, news stories, and features to tight deadlines for the popular BBC Sport website.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, HTML, CMS Management

Experience

  • Elastec
    https://www.elastec.com

    Website development and transition to WordPress for an award-winning firm.

    - Convert HTML5 to WordPress (Genesis) theme.
    - Custom WordPress development, including integration with Advanced Custom Fields, Envira Gallery, and other plugins.

  • Bob's Gym
    https://bobsgym.com

    Moved this chain of gyms over to a new design on WordPress.

    - HTML5 to WordPress (Genesis) theme conversion.
    - Integration with and extension of functionality from The Events Calendar, Gravity Forms, and Advanced Custom Fields plugins.

  • Ideabook
    https://www.ideabook.com

    New WordPress website for the designer Seth Godin describes as ‘the master’ Chuck Green.

    - Photoshop (PSD) to WordPress theme conversion.
    - Setup of custom functionality, including additional editor controls and page templates.
    - Integration and extension of Advanced Custom Fields and Gravity Forms plugins.

  • Vanner Perez Notaries
    https://www.vpnotaries.co.uk

    New website for top London lawyers, Vanner Perez Notaries.

    - Photoshop (PSD) to WordPress (Genesis) theme conversion.
    - Custom functionality to allow easier management of content by staff at Vanner Perez.

  • Kickstart Pro
    http://my.studiopress.com/themes/kickstart/

    Developed a custom WordPress Genesis theme, which was selected to be sold on one of the biggest WordPress theme marketplaces, StudioPress.com.

  • Milton
    https://leanthemes.co/themes/milton/

    Developed a WordPress Genesis premium theme, Milton, aimed at the blogging market with accessibility support.

  • This Week in Genesis

    Wrote, edited, and published a popular Genesis framework community email newsletter 'This Week in Genesis,' which reaches hundreds of subscribers every week.

Skills

  • Languages

    CSS, HTML, PHP, JavaScript
  • Other

    HTML to WordPress, PSD to WordPress, WordPress Themes, Escenic CMS, Content Management Systems (CMS), Email Marketing, CMS Management, CodeKit
  • Frameworks

    Genesis Framework
  • Libraries/APIs

    WordPress API, jQuery
  • Paradigms

    Procedural Programming
  • Platforms

    WordPress, iOS
  • Tools

    GitHub Pages, GitHub, Affinity Photo, Adobe Photoshop, Gulp.js, PhpStorm, Tower, Git
  • Storage

    MySQL

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Journalism
    1997 - 2000
    University of Central Lancashire - Preston, UK

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