Planning On the initial planning phase of wanting to design and create my own website, I had to consider the type of website which I wanted. After giving it some thought about what I wanted to get out of the site I decided to create a website that would include my CV in some way, act as my portfolio but because I also wanted to document the experience I decided to have a blog portion of the site so that it could have a content management system (CMS) feel to it. The inclusion of the blog aspect to the site would allow me to take on a more technical challenge and further my knowledge of the PHP Framework â Symfony â, the reason I wanted to use Symfony for this task is because I had briefly used it in a module during my first semester of final year in university. After the enjoyment, I gained from that module and also wanting to improve my web development skills from a back-end perspective because I eventually want to become a developer, using Symfony was an obvious choice. For the front-end aspect of the site I would be using the bootstrap framework as it was what I was most familiar with and also because it would allow me to build a site that was also mobile responsive without changing too much , I also aimed for the site to include the use of the jQuery library where ever appropriate for the design. During the process, I would also come to heavily incorporate the w3schools framework as it suited my needs where bootstrap couldnât. Design Once I decided on what content I would have within the site as well as the tools I would be using to develop it I continued with the design phase for the project by seeking for inspiration on websites that I felt incorporated similar features to the vision I had in mind. The types of websites which I felt suited the vision I had for my own website were digital agency websites, the reason for this is because I associated those sites with having slick and simple designs whilst also heavily incorporating complex features with the latest tools in most cases. Although a majority of the sites were built to a larger scale than what I intend on creating, I felt that their designs gave me a good basis to start from, also leaving room for future expansions of the site as I learn new tools that I can use to incorporate into the site as time goes on.
I describe myself as a happy, easy to talk to and hardworking individual. I always make sure that I have a smile on my face at all times to ensure that I can keep myself and those around me positive. I feel that I am driven and determined to always work in overdrive at all times for the good of the team and also for the completion of the project or task.
- HTML5 & CSS3
- Version control - GIT
- Symfony framework
- Bootstrap framework
Front end developer - HMRC
September 2016 - September 2017
At my placement with HMRC I worked in a design team as a front-end developer with UX/UI design responsibilities. The team was responsible for delivering the service used by hundreds of thousands of people to register their companies in the UK today. Throughout the year I worked closely with each member of the design team and the developing team to gain an understanding of their roles to further my own development.
Referee - Power league
January 2015 â Current (Part-Time)
Working as a referee is something I am extremely passionate about because of my love of football. The job requires to me to be fair, concise and confident in the decisions I make, whilst also being stern to ensure that no problems occur during the games.
University of Salford
2014 - Present
|First Year (2:2)||Second Year (2:1)||Final Year (1st)|
|Web Content Creation - 71||Group Design Project - 71||Virtual Reality and 3D Games - 86|
|Database Systems - 56||HCI & Usability - 66||Animated Graphics - 81|
|Professional Development & Practices - 56||Creative Media Production - 63||Advance Web Development - 65|
|Introduction to Windows Programming - 53||Digital Audio Production - 62||Mobile Application Development - 65|
|Introduction to Video Production - 51||Server Side Programming - 59||Final Year Project - 65|
|Introduction to Computer & Network Systems - 45||System Administration - 51||*Placement Year â 1st|
2012 - 2014
ICT - C
Film Studies - C
Media Studies - C
Graphics - C