eCommerce – Cart66 (online retailing)
eCommerce – s2Member (paid membership)
eMarketing – MailChimp (email marketing)
Cart66 Merchant – Authorize.net
Cart66 Merchant – Paypal (Website Payment Standard)
Do What You Love
My career in web design began 2000 at Web Philippines Inc., I was mainly doing front-end work translating client requirements into a usable interface and page layouts using Photoshop then slicing them in Image Ready and then creating static pages and templates thru Dreamweaver. After that, I handed over my static pages to the developers for them to insert their PHP and Java Script codes and work their magic. Happy as I was doing purely creative work then, I always wanted to learn programming.
The opportunity came late 2003 when I was hired by Accenture as a junior software engineer and was trained in an in-house Oracle Retail/RETEK boot camp. This was the start of a long break from web work – in hindsight, I always knew I would return to my first passion I just didn’t exactly know when. Even if I was employed full-time then, whenever time permits, I moonlighted with web designing. I managed to get a client or two every year. Doing web work allowed me to mix both creative and technical work which I always found most fulfilling.
Below are copies of my latest resume detailing work experience and responsibilities before I went full-time freelance Sept 2011.
Eurekapoint for me is also about having a vision and doing the work to make it real.
Eureka (pronounced /jʊˈriːkə/) is an interjection used to celebrate a discovery, a transliteration of a word attributed to Archimedes.
My Favorite Books
I often invest in books because they are one of the best ways I can update and expand my skills, learn from the experience of industry experts, pickup their best-practices and knowledge so that eventually, I can pass on all the benefits of the increased brain power to the projects that I am working on for my clients.
Below are just some of the most recent and noteworthy books that I have read, written by people I admire. (I also have a wishlist!)
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital. – T. Jefferson
Really helped me catchup with some of the changes beyond what I knew about XHTML1.0 and HTML 4.1. This was one of the first web related books I read when I started refreshing my skills early this year.
This WordPress powered portfolio site was designed, and developed on a MacBook Pro 5,5 running OSX Lion and developed on a XAMPP server. This site uses a custom child theme (integrated with Superfish, Prettyphoto and Jquery tabs). The parent theme is called Showcase/1.0.17 by MidPhase Hosting.
This website is set with the following Open Typefaces:
Theano Didot Regular
This WordPress installation has been manually tuned to optimum performance and efficiency – with all major pages garnering Yahoo’s YSlow rating of Grade A. Performance Optimization WordPress Plugins by W3 EDGE.
First went live August of 2003, and laid mostly dormant because I got hired to do Oracle work full-time. I created this site using an Imac G3 (Blueberry) running MacOS 9.2, page was laid out using Dreamweaver 3, all graphics was done with Photoshop 5.5. I didn’t hand code much then and this site was laid out the old fashioned way with tables and single pixel transparent gifs – it wasn’t easy back then.