My name is Gavin Taylor, a PHP developer based in Manchester, England.
I have been developing website's and writing scripts for a good few years now starting back when I was at school, through college and university and into my adult working life.
I've learnt many different web technologies along the way and several tools to use them. I was there when flashing gifs and construction signs were cool and table layouts were the way to go. As with any trade the tools and methods change and so I regularly research new and upcoming technologies to ensure I keep up with the latest developments.
I have designed many websites over the years, as a freelance developer for friends, family and local business to large business websites in my current role as PHP Developer for a leading UK hosting company. My sites are always built to the latest W3C standards and always with cross-browser compatibility and accessibility in mind.
I am experienced with several web design and development tools, both open-source and commercial, that aid in the development of a project from graphics packages to design the look and feel of a site, through to text editors and IDE's to code the backend framework of the site.
As well as working on the front/back end of websites, recently I have also started learning how to setup/configure and maintain a web server. I currently run two virtual servers, one running Plesk and one without so I can see the benefits of working with both types of solution.
I’m competent in the following programming languages and software packages;
HTML (html4 / xhtml / html5)
CSS (2, 2.1, 3)
MySQL GUI Tools
For more details on the types of projects I have been involved in or if you would like to discuss a new project, then please get in touch using the contact form on this website. If you would like to see some examples of the websites I have built or some sample code I have written please head over to my online protfolio.