Services

Over the years working both commercially and within the public sector I have created many sites and been involved in projects from the very small to month spanning projects. Due to this I have developed a very wide skill set enabling me to offer a wide range of services. So if you are looking to hire a freelance web developer, have a look at my services to see how I can help you.

Website Design

Web DesignAndrew Maughan offers a complete solution to your web site design needs. As an experienced web designer I am acutely aware of the importance of good web site design. My site designs bring together multiple disciplines such as graphic design, marketing and programming. As well as this I am fully aware that web users today are much more "Street-Wise" and have high expectations of what a site can offer and that they are fast and easy to navigate. To this end my sites are designed to maximise visitor traffic by offering accessible, user friendly websites ensuring no one is alienated.

W3C Standards Compliance

W3C Standards ComplianceWeb Standards refer to standards for creating websites that are internationally agreed on as the best practices. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), is the international governing body that oversees the development of web standards such as XHTML and CSS. Sites built to meet current web standards will be more accessible and more usable. Web standards enable web developers to create websites that will work in almost any browser or internet-enabled device, instead of being specific to browsers such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. All my sites fully utilise CSS and comply fully to XHTML 1.0 Strict Standards.

Web Application Development

Web Application DevelopmentI offer fully customised and bespoke online applications including shopping carts, online questionnaires, league tables, e-learning applications, content management systems, image libraries, live customer service systems and e-commerce solutions. In depth knowledge of programming languages including PHP, Java, Actionscript and Flash.

Google Apps Api Integration

Google Apps Api IntegrationFor several years now I have been developing applications using the Zend Framework in conjunction with Google Apps Api's. I have developed applications that have integrated with Google Calendars, Contacts and Documents as well as developing classes for Google Api's that have not yet been developed by Zend.

E-Commerce

E-CommerceReceiving a payment for a good online is not the beginning and end of an E-commerce site, but merely the tip of the iceberg. An E-Commerce site must process the payment, amend stock levels, store customer data and notify customers throughout the transaction. My experience in application development system integration makes me ideally suited to delivering an e-commerce solution to your business, whether it be by developing bespoke system or using an existing e-commerce model.

Content Management Systems (CMS)

Content Management SystemTraditionally websites have been static pages that could only be maintained or changed by a web developer, but Content Management changes this. Content Management is simply the ability for a client to edit the content of their website using simple to use tools. My developed CMS (Content Management System) uses an editor interface similar to Microsoft Word whereby clients can edit the pages via their web browser and see page changes as they make them. Pages can easily be created or removed using my CMS.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Search Engine OptimisationSearch Engine Optimisation is the strategy implemented to make your site get noticed by search engines and get high rankings on their pages. By ensuring good content, incoming and internal links, consistent structure of the site and using W3C web standards are to name but a few methods, I can help optimise your web site so that it gets listed in the results of a search engine.

Database Integration

Database Integration In a modern websites, databases are the engine driving the content of your site, whether it be a simple website serving information about your business/company or running your e-commerce site and stock control. So, if your looking to convert your existing static site to a dynamic database driven site or if you wish to set up an e-commerce site or migrate a locally hosted database to the web then I can help you achieve this..

Website Hosting

Web Hosting I offer website hosting priced at competitive rates and can tailored to your needs. My web server is capable of supporting PHP, Perl and Python as well as hosting a MySQL Database Server. As standard you will also be provided with 5 email accounts. All your hosting services can be managed by the CPanel Server Management System.

Technical Knowledge

I have skills in a wide range of areas and programming languages. I have listed these below.

  • XHTML & CSS
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • XML/XLST
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Flash
  • Actionscript 2.0/3.0

Server Administration

Server AdministrationThroughout my career I have chiefly managed Linux based systems and across different platforms. These include: Redhat, Suse and Ubuntu. I have managed hosting and email systems primarily in a dedicated or VPS (Virtual Private Server) situations. By using these this systems I am familiar with setting up hosting, webmail and domain name ftp services, along with other server functions. I am familiar with configuring Apache, PHP, MySQL and Sendmail to name but a few Linux server packages. As well as managing a server through the raw Operating System I have experience managing systems using management software such as WHM/Cpanel and Plesk.