Hello and thanks for looking!
Hello and welcome to my portfolio site! To navigate, use the buttons up on the top left. The 'Skills' section gives a breakdown of the various languages and applications I am experienced in. The 'Web Portfolio' section lists some the web sites I have built, and also offers extra information about each one (including screen shots, technical information and hyperlinks). The 'Print Portfolio' details some of the flyers, ads, banners etc. that I have created. Anyway, thanks for looking and if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch - you can catch me via email at z80dan at googlemail dot com. A copy of my latest CV is available here in PDF format (approx 65kb) if any prospective employers are looking!
About this site
This site was built to comply with W3C XHTML Transitional guidelines. This site uses a style sheet to control the appearance and, to some extent, layout. This style sheet is broken down into individual elements to make it easy to carry out alterations to each corresponding element on the site. In addition, the style sheet can be overridden for accessibility reasons. Best of all, the site is finally completely rid of tables!
I've built this site to comply with current US and UK disability accessibility legislation. This involves design decisions such as contrasting colours for those with impaired vision and navigability without images (i.e. for those who use screen reader applications). I've tried to implement as much of the site as possible without using images. As well as making the site more navigable for a wider audience (i.e. text browsers can access content easily), it also saves on bandwidth (££££) and disk space.
I used Dreamweaver and Fireworks to build the site. It was validated to conform to CSS and XHTML standards using tools provided by the World Wide Web Consortium (www.w3c.org). WCAG conformance was verified by the Ask Cynthia ™ portal (http://www.contentquality.com).