Darren Crawford

Ballymena, County Antrim, N. Ireland ยท mail@darrencrawford.co.uk

I am experienced in creating responsive dynamic web systems, from the design stage to the implementation and hosting stages.

My ethos is that a good website starts with good code.
W3C HTML5 Validation pass

Experience

Technical Development Engineer

GoReport

Developing PDF reports for property surveyors using PHP7, HTML5, CSS3 and LESS to process JSON data files.

June 2019 - Present

Web Programmer

AVX Electronics

Developing an online portal for a global network of salespersons.

August 2017 - May 2019

Web Developer, Digital Marketing & IT Manager

McCartney & Crawford

Managing the online presence and marketing for an established estate agency.

January 2009 - July 2017

Senior Web Developer

Univeristy of Edinburgh Business School

In charge of all dynamic online systems for this prestigious education department.

October 2007 - January 2009

Support Web Developer

Edinburgh University HSS Web Team

A part of a 6 strong web team who designed, developed and supported the websites for all schools in the HSS college.

June 2006 - October 2007

Education

Napier University, Edinburgh

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (2:1)
Internet Computing
September 2001 - June 2006

Ballymena Academy Grammar School

A-Levels

Computing, Maths & Physics

September 1999 - June 2001

Ballymena Academy Grammar School

GCSEs

Additional Maths, Maths, Computing, Double Award Science, English, Media Studies, French & Geography

September 1993 - June 1999

Certifications

  • Global Edulink - Digital Marketing (2017)
  • Google - Online Marketing Fundamentals (2016)
  • Netskills Training - PHP & CSS (2007)

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Workflow
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Agile Development & Scrum

Interests

Apart from being a web developer, I have a passion for music, both the creation and playing.

Since 2016 I have been the head of programming for an annual local charity radio staion Radio Cracker, and I also present a radio show.

When the radio station is not broadcasting, I enjoy music production using Logic X on an Apple iMac.

Portfolio

  • Device Responsive website
  • HTML5
  • Bootstrap 4
  • PHP7
  • CSS3
  • Accessibility

AVX Online (user restriced portal)

AVX portal screenshot
  • Creation and testing of web systems using OO PHP 7 with Zend Framework 3, HTML 5, CSS 3, Bootstrap 4, JQuery, dataTables, Ajax and JSON
  • Database interaction with IBM iSeries Databases using DB2 for iSQL
  • Git version control with Composer
  • Cross browser testing
  • Multiple Device & Resolution testing
  • Project progess meetings with management
  • Agile project management
  • Bespoke CMS website
  • HTML coding
  • PHP coding
  • CSS coding
  • Photoshop Editing
  • Apache Hosting
  • Bootstrap 4 template
  • HTML 5 coding
  • PHP coding
  • Photoshop Editing
  • Apache Hosting
  • Wordpress Template
  • CMS management
  • Widget installation
  • Photoshop Editing
  • Apache Hosting
  • Bootstrap 4 template
  • HTML 5 coding
  • Photoshop Editing
  • Apache Hosting