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Paul Doherty Creating a better online world,
one site at a time
Web Developer

About Me

It all started in 1996. I was working in Scunthorpe as a production planner thinking there is more to life than this. I had friends in Hong Kong, so decided to travel and that was my first stop as I had heard some great stories about the place.

I met the manager of a recruitment agency, and was offered a few weeks work putting CV's onto their database. After I completed this, he realised I was 'good with computers' and asked if I wanted to finish off their company website and learn whilst I earned. It sounded like a good idea to me, so I got stuck in and that is how I got started.

Fast forward to the present day and I am still loving the work. I have been lucky enough to have lived and worked abroad for 4 of those years, and have gained great experience working on a range of projects from small brochure styles sites through to multinational e-commerce and banking sites.

What I'm good at

Front end development is my bread and butter, this encompasses everything from HTML to build the structure of the page, to CSS to style the page and make it look beautiful and then throwing some JavaScript on top to make the page more interactive.

Coupling this with some some great back end integration skills for hooking into CMS / e-Commerce systems, or PHP, .net, Java / JSP systems.

Also, the right hand side of my brain comes into play with when it comes to UI / UX, as over my years of working with the Web, I know what works and what doesn't work.

Where I've worked

Vacation Rentals (Hoseasons)
Front End Developer

Oct 18 - Dec 18

Redeveloped the checkout UI to make it modular so it could be used across the whole range of websites, including, but not limited to, www.hoseasons.co.uk and www.cottages.com.

Skills used

HTML, CSS (SCSS), JavaScript & jQuery

Aviva
Front End Developer

Feb 16 - Aug 18

Redeveloped various parts of the Aviva website, including, but not limited to, the NEST comparison and the workplace pension quote journey for direct customers and advisors, and various personal pension tools including Shape My Future and the Life Expectancy Calculator.

Skills used

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery

Net-A-Porter
Front End Developer

Sep 15 - Dec 15

Initially focussed on pre Christmas promotions and the creation of new pages / content to drive traffic to this area of the site. Once this was complete, was then tasked with creating new pages for Christmas (dynamic shipping date pages) and post Christmas sale content.

Skills used

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Photoshop, AJAX, JSON

Euromoney PLC
Front End Developer

Mar 13 - July 15

Most of the companies exising websites were not responsive. My remit was to retrofit responsive stylesheets to a number of the groups websites, to ensure the sites were usable on mobile and tablet devices.

Skills used

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Photoshop

EE - Orange, London
Front End Developer

July 12 - December 12

Brought in to make improvements and adding new sections to the existing website. Major projects included the iPhone5 section and launch, the updated Home Broadband section. Was also involved in the Everything Everywhere rebrand, including the disaster recovery website.

Skills used

HTML, CSS, XSLT, JavaScript (including Mootools library), Photoshop

The White Company
Front End Developer

Mar 12 - July 12

Brought in as an additional resource to the team for the site rebuild. The existing site was built using nested div's and tables, this was completely rebuilt using HTML5 tags, and optimising for tablet and mobile usage. Specific areas of responsibility included the checkout, category, gift and search portions of the site. Additional tasks included updating the shopping basket and the help section.

Skills used

HTML, CSS, JavaScript (including jQuery), Photoshop

Everything Everywhere - T-Mobile
Front End Developer

Nov 11 - Jan 12

Brought in to make improvements and update the website. Specific tasks included, but were not limited to, the construction of HTML emails, January sales, SIM only and "what's hot".

Skills used

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML and Photoshop

Dyson
Web Developer

2009 - 2011

Brought in as an additional resource to the permanent development team. Was initially involved in project to update the design of the whole range of Dyson websites. Once this project was complete, was the sole front end developer on various projects and new product launches.

In addition, was also responsible as the main developer for the construction of the new www.jamesdysonfoundation.com website, a site focusing on the the promotion of design and engineering, including the showcase of the James Dyson Awards.

Skills used

HTML, CSS, XSLT, JavaScript (including jQuery), Photoshop

HSBC
Client Side Developer (Intranet)

2007 - 2008

Various Intranet projects including a redesign of the navigation system, adding new content areas / microsites and building an internal job search (based on CSV / Dojo due to technical limitations / restrictions). Involved in the full project lifecycle.

Skills used

HTML and CSS, to W3C standards, JavaScript (including Dojo library), Photoshop

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