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I am a front-end developer specializing in web standards, accessibility, and usability based development. I generally code to XHTML 1.0 Strict and maintain a separation of layers (content, presentation, behavior) with semantically correct code. All of these greatly benefit Search Engine Optimization (SEO), caching, faster page loads, as well as ease of maintenance, debugging, and updating. Doing it right the first times saves problems later.
I work towards WCAG 1.0/WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act compliance for accessibility. I have been a member of the Guild of Accessible Web Designers (GAWDS) since 2004 to further my knowledge.
I am very familiar with cross-browser designing as well as browser hacks. There are a plethora of methods dealing with Internet Explorer’s (IE 6 specifically) and other browsers’ bugs. You will find some default browser hacks present in the core.css style sheet used in this little resume page.
Designing a site so that it will function gracefully in older or limited browsers. The site may not look exactly like it will in modern and fully featured browsers, but it will be functional. Not all functionality may be present due to lack of support for newer standards or scripting, but all content will be accessible. Styling for smart phones as well as older browsers such as Internet Explorer 5.x and Netscape 4 are good examples of this.
PSD – Design:
I enjoy the challenge of taking a site’s graphic design given in something like PSD or JPG formats and turning that into a usable site template.
My expertise is in putting together full XHTML/CSS table-less layouts. There is a time and place for table based layouts, but those are few and far between. CSS Zen Garden can help to show you the power and beauty of standards based design.
Tools and Technologies:
Dreamweaver is my tool of choice to hand-code my pages with such features as code completion, code hints, and the built-in validator and link checker being very handy. I have also used Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Prototype.js as well as with Eclipse, AJAX, Java, Java Server Pages, Lotus Notes, and Active Server Pages.
Sitel Technologies in Madison, WI
Position: Internet Technical Support for AT&T Consumer and Business Accounts Dates: January 1999 – October 2001 Job Description: I worked 1 year on AT&T World Net Consumer accounts and then transferred to AT&T Business Dial accounts. I worked with customers over the phone to try to solve various connectivity and email issues.
Perry Judd’s Printing in Baraboo, WI
Position: Printing Press Operator Dates: July 1998 – January 1999 Basic Description:
United States Navy on the USS Enterprise
Position: Reactor Operator/Electronic Technician Dates: August 1994 – June 1998 Basic Description: Proceeded by 2 years of naval schooling (see below) I was stationed on the USS Enterprise out of Norfolk, Virginia for 4 years as an Reactor Operator/Electronic Technician. Monitoring and recording meter and gage reading. Maintaining and controlling a reactor plant in normal and emergency conditions, as well as performing maintenance on reactor plant instrumentation inside and outside of the reactor plant.
Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU – Charleston)
Institution: United States Navy Dates: December 1993 – July 1994 Course Concentrations: This 6 month lab took place at the naval base in Charleston on a gutted submarine moored to the pier, as well as their share-based teaching and studying facilities. Here we learned how a specific reactor operated and how to do the jobs that we would be performing and qualifying when we arrived to our first command: Phone Talker. Throlttleman, Reactor Operator (RO), Shutdown Reactor Operator (SRO), Reactor Control and Equipment Operator (RCER) while on a rotating shift schedule.
Naval Nuclear Power School (NNPS – Orlando)
Institution: United States Navy Dates: May 1993 – Nov 1994 Course Concentrations: This 6 month school taught Nuclear and Reactor Theory, Physics, Chemistry, and Operation along with Nuclear Instrumentation, and Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow as well as other sundry topics.
Nuclear Field “A” School (NFAS – Orlando)
Institution: United States Navy Dates: Sept 1992 – March 1993 Course Concentrations: Electronics Technician – This 6 month school taught basic electronic theory and repair specializing in Radar.
Certified Novell Administrator 5.11 (CNA)
Date Obtained: April 2002
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Windows 2000
Date Obtained: October 2001
Certified Usability Analyst (CUA)
Date Obtained: August 2006 Received my CUA via Human Factors International (HFI)
Member since since 2004
Member of the since 2004