Nathan McKay

Clearwater, Florida, US

Web Developer
Nathan's Skills
Android
IOS
Node.js
LAMP administration
LAMP
Illustrator
Photoshop
PSD
PSD to Joomla
Joomla
Drupal
PSD to Wordpress
WordPress Design
WordPress
Mobile Application Design
Mobile Application Development
Web Development
Web Design
Graphic Design
Developer
Programming
Open to networking with people holding these skills
Open to New Ideas
History Of Ideas
Idea Incubation
Idea Generator
Idea Creation
Idea Generation
New Product Ideas
Turning Ideas Into Reality
Sharing Ideas
Selling Ideas
Presenting Ideas
Pitching Ideas
New Ideas
Fresh Ideas
Adobe Ideas
Branding Ideas
Business Ideas
Ideas Man
Ideas Development
Ideas
Entrepreneur
Background

Age Group

25-35

About Nathan

My background consists of a variety of disciplines. Initially I studied Desktop Publishing and Business while pursuing higher education. Since that time I have expanded my technical skill set. I have been working in the field of web design and development for more than 7 years now. In that time I have become proficient with all three of the most used content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla). Wordpress is my specialty, but I can develop completely customized/end-to-end solutions on any of these platforms. I use front-end development technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, Javascript. I am also experienced with other platforms and back-end programming languages such as PHP, MySQL, ASP.NET and C#. I have experience with front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap and Foundation as well.

Frameworks: Bootstrap, Foundation, Gumby

Front-End Development: HTML/HTML5, XHTML, CSS/CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, LESS, Sass

Back-End Development: PHP/PHP5, MySQL, ASP.NET, C#

Content Management Systems: WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, Expressions Engine

Ecommerce Systems: Prestashop, Magento, Woocommerce, ASP.NET Storefront

Operating Systems: Linux Ubuntu, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server, OSx

Version Control: GIT, SVN, TFS

Quote

The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing. - Douglas Engelbart

Work Experience

Web Developer

Async-Nu Microsystems Inc.

August 2015 - Today

Responsibilities include web development, web design, server administration, front end/back end programming, website migrations, and general IT troubleshooting. Develop and maintain websites in LAMP hosting environments. Perform administrative tasks directly on host servers using SSH connections and Bash (Unix shell) command line directives. Maintain software versioning standards and practices using Git. Maintain legacy websites and create new website templates using XHTML, CSS/Sass, Javascript, jQuery, and PHP. Maintain and develop mobile friendly websites using open source content management system (CMS) platforms such as Drupal and WordPress. Use development frameworks such as the Drupal Zen parent theme for rapid development and deployment of Responsive Designs. Develop custom Drupal Zen sub-theme templates by leveraging advanced PHP, Javascript, AJAX, jQuery, MySQL, and CSS/Sass programming techniques. Maintain web accessibility standards for use on the sites and their content in compliance with Section 508 regulations. Develop RESTful web service (API) using Slim Framework for the purpose of mass Drupal data migration through a secured channel. Debug known issues within existing legacy website code. Utilize the ZenDesk ticketing system to track progress for web related requests, bugs, and other tasks. Troubleshooting IT related issues such as problems with Email functionality, CMS features and DNS configurations. Correspond and interact with the web team, project managers, and the rest of the creative team on a regular basis using Slack, Google Hangouts and other communication channels.

Web Developer/Owner

Mckay Multimedia

May 2015 - August 2015

Responsibilities include web development, web design, graphic design, server administration, front end/back end programming, website migrations, IT troubleshooting and the management of the Web Development Team. Develop and maintain client websites using cPanel and WebHost Manager (WHM) in a LAMP environment, in addition to using a variety of other hosting platforms. Used development frameworks such as Bootstrap, Foundation, and HTML5 Boilerplate for rapid development and deployment. Maintain legacy HTML and PHP websites, mobile websites, and websites using the open source content management system (CMS) platform WordPress. Debugged known issues within existing legacy website code. Designed custom WordPress templates by converting PSDs to HTML then using advanced PHP, jQuery, MySQL, and CSS programming techniques. Maintained standardized SEO strategy for use on the sites and their content as established by internal SEO specialist and industry standards. Maintained the use of Google Adwords and Analytics for use with strategic PPC marketing and statistical analysis. Troubleshooting IT related issues such as problems with Email functionality. Correspond and interact with clients on a regular basis.

Web Developer

WhiteLine Creative

December 2014 - May 2015

Responsibilities include web development, web design, server administration, front end/back end programming, website migrations, and general IT troubleshooting. Develop client website in LAMP hosting environment using the WordPress CMS. Create custom functionality and features by writing custom PHP and Javascript. Enhance the website for mobile friendliness using responsive design techniques. Maintain standardized SEO strategy for use on the site and its content. Troubleshooting IT related issues such as problems with Email functionality, CMS features and DNS configurations.

Web Developer

Excalibur Technology

January 2014 - November 2014

Responsibilities include web development, web design, graphic design, server administration, front end/back end programming, website migrations, and general IT troubleshooting. Develop and maintain client websites in Windows Server and LAMP hosting environments. Maintain legacy websites and create new website templates using XHTML, CSS, Javascript, ASP.NET, C#, and PHP. Maintain and develop mobile websites and websites using open source content management system (CMS) platforms such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. Use development frameworks such as Bootstrap, Foundation, Skeleton, and HTML5 Boilerplate for rapid development and deployment of Responsive Designs. Debug known issues within existing legacy website code. Develop custom WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla templates by converting PSDs to HTML then using advanced PHP, Javascript, AJAX, jQuery, MySQL, and CSS programming techniques. Maintain standardized SEO strategy for use on the sites and their content. Developed advanced SEO standards and strategies for use internally and for clients. Maintain the use of Google web services such as Adwords, Webmaster Tools, and Analytics for use with strategic PPC marketing, monitoring and statistical analysis. Troubleshooting IT related issues such as problems with Email functionality, CMS features and DNS configurations. Correspond and interact with clients on a regular basis.

Web Developer

PCR Agency

July 2013 - December 2013

Responsibilities include web development, web design, graphic design, server administration, front end/back end programming, website migrations, IT troubleshooting and the management of the Web Development Team. Develop and maintain client websites using cPanel and WebHost Manager (WHM) in a LAMP environment, in addition to using a variety of other hosting platforms. Used development frameworks such as Bootstrap, Foundation, and HTML5 Boilerplate for rapid development and deployment. Maintain legacy HTML and PHP websites, mobile websites, and websites using the open source content management system (CMS) platform WordPress. Debugged known issues within existing legacy website code. Also maintained websites on the Hubspot platform and obtained Hubspot COS Designer certification for the purpose of Hubspot theme development. Designed custom WordPress templates by converting PSDs to HTML then using advanced PHP, jQuery, MySQL, and CSS programming techniques. Maintained standardized SEO strategy for use on the sites and their content as established by internal SEO specialist and industry standards. Maintained the use of Google Adwords and Analytics for use with strategic PPC marketing and statistical analysis. Troubleshooting IT related issues such as problems with Email functionality. Correspond and interact with clients on a regular basis. Coordinate with overseas development team to complete tasks and projects.

Web Developer

Unit Liner Company

May 2012 - July 2013

Responsibilities include Web Development, Web Design, Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing, Event Coordination, Video Production, Photography, and Retouching. Migrated two Ecommerce websites from a legacy system to the ASP.Net Storefront Ecommerce platform for www.Pondliner.com and www.LivestockShed.com. Established PCI Compliance for both Ecommerce operations. Rebuilt the parent company's legacy website (www.UnitLinerCompany.com) in the open source WordPress Content Management System (CMS) platform. Developed a custom WordPress template by converting a PSD to HTML then using advanced PHP, jQuery, MySQL, and CSS programming techniques. Managed Windows Server using IIS and SQL Server Management Studio. Shot stock video footage then edited and produced promotional video clips. Produce product photography and perform image correction on the digital images. Assist with the coordination of the annual Water Garden Expo event. Assist with graphic design and desktop publishing projects to produce promotional material for display and distribution. Worked closely with SEO firm to develop and implement SEO strategy. Maintained SEO strategy standards established for use on the site and its content. Maintained the use of Google Adwords and Analytics for use with strategic PPC marketing and statistical analysis. Designed the Email templates for Newsletters and Promotions. Developed regularly scheduled Email Marketing Campaigns for promotions and informative material.

Education

St. Gregory's University

Bachelors of Science in Business

2007 - 2012

Moore Norman Technology Center

Desktop Publishing

2001 - 2002

Certification

MySQL 5.6 Administration

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